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Announcing the Return of the Ooyala Engineering Blog

by Ooyalan ‎06-01-2016 07:33 AM - edited ‎06-01-2016 01:55 PM (1,521 Views)

We are pleased to announce the return of the Ooyala Engineering Blog! The Ooyala Engineering blog site took a short hiatus, but we are now bringing it back in full swing.


New "Sign-in" Info for the Ooyala Community

by Ooyalan ‎11-30-2015 07:45 AM - edited ‎12-03-2015 10:28 AM (2,509 Views)

Hi folks,

This is an important announcement from your friendly community manager.

In an effort to make this a better community for all, we have implemented a new login system utilizing the Lithium platform for sign-on.


Adding Videos to an XML Page

by on ‎07-31-2015 10:33 AM (1,012 Views)

I’ve been working in XML for the better part of the last year and I recently went to embed an Ooyala video in one of my pages. At first the whole process wouldn’t work, my processor wouldn’t recognize <embed> or <script> tags due to DITA not accepting those tags. My page actually broke a couple times when I went to build an HTML output.


So after some experimentation and massaging my code I eventually found a way to do it. Granted, the embed will only work in IE and Chrome, but it still works!


Step 1: Getting all the Required Information

#0 Open a text file, you’ll need it for info you’ll need to pull from Backlot


#1 Login to Backlot

#2 Click the Manage Tab

#3 Click the video you want

#4 Copy the Flash(HTTPS) embed code for the video and paste it into the text file

      IMPORTANT: You need to pick the width and height you want and make sure that you get the Flash(HTTPS) embed. This work around won’t work with the HTML embed.

#5 Copy the contentId and paste it into the text file with some kind of marker so you know that it is the contentId

#6 Copy the playerId and paste it into the text file with some kind of marker so you know that it is the playerId


Step 2: Getting the embed into XML

#1 Open up your XML file

#2 Paste in the Flash(HTTPS) embed

It should look like:


<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="ooyalaPlayer_9321416_1438297679" width="600" height="400" codebase="">

<param name="movie" value="" />

<param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" />

<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />

<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />

<param name="flashvars" value="embedType=directObjectTag&embedCode=NmZmV1bzrMgOmA-C864aS4x6Igv8_uFM&videoPcode=k5YzcyOjn_lnf_CSsqphWK5mUkLp" />

<embed src="" bgcolor="#000000" width="600" height="400" name="ooyalaPlayer_9321416_1438297679" align="middle" play="false" loop="false" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" flashvars="embedCode=NmZmV1bzrMgOmA-C864aS4x6Igv8_uFM&videoPcode=k5YzcyOjn_lnf_CSsqphWK5mUkLp" pluginspage="">



#3 Copy in this example code under the Flash embed

<object outputclass="video" width="600" height="400" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"




            <param name="contentId" value="NoZmV1bzogvWwlhUCoxRVq8nJ2eEF3M7"/>

            <param name="playerId" value="55375aa44474d6283028754ff3c4449"/>

            <param name="id" value="ooyalaPlayer_15429120_1438291959"/>

            <param name="movie"


            <param name="src"


            <param name="frameborder" value="0"/>

            <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"/>

            <param name="align" value="middle"/>

            <param name="play" value="true"/>

            <param name="loop" value="false"/>

            <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/>

            <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>

            <param name="flashvars"


            <param name="pluginspage" value=""/>



#4 Format your Flash embed to match the example

#5 Delete the example code

You’re good to go!


Just a heads up, my example code uses %26 instead of & because my XML processor won't accept &. So if your code has & you may want to replace them with %26

Ooyala-YOUBORA Analytics QoS Integration

by Ooyalan on ‎05-19-2015 03:24 PM (1,458 Views)

Earlier today, Ooyala announced a partnership with NICE PEOPLE AT WORK (NPAW) which includes the integration of NPAW’s YOUBORA Analytics QoS solution with Ooyala’s player.


Ooyala Integration with Amazon Fire TV Feed Templates

by blotner ‎05-07-2015 04:34 PM - edited ‎05-08-2015 09:07 AM (1,730 Views)

Attached to this article are the feed templates you can use to create your master and category universal feeds for intergrating with Amazon's Web App Starter Kit for Amazon Fire TV.


Ooyala Integration with Amazon FireTV

by Ooyalan ‎04-10-2015 10:09 AM - edited ‎11-09-2016 10:02 AM (1,896 Views)

We are excited to announce support for Amazon Fire TV Web App Starter Kit, which allows you to quickly and easily syndicate content to the Amazon Fire TV line of devices with Ooyala.




Controlling Playback with an Apple Watch

by Ooyalan ‎03-13-2015 02:04 PM - edited ‎03-13-2015 05:00 PM (4,501 Views)

Controlling Playback with an Apple Watch

This article describes how you can use the Ooyala SDK to control playback on your iOS mobile device using an Apple Watch.