Ooyala provides an end-to-end online video platform, known as Backlot, to make the publishing of videos online easier and allows broadcasters, operators, and media companies to import, manage, deliver, and monetize their content. Customers can upload and manage their videos either through a web-based interface or through a desktop version of Backlot. Ooyala then transcodes the videos to multiple bitrates and formats to optimize the viewing experience.
Ooyala Integration Overview
Contentstack’s Experience Extensions offer a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as Ooyala, directly into your headless CMS. You can simplify workflows, like adding videos to your website, without the hassle of leaving your CMS.
Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display information from your Ooyala account directly into the CMS environment. You can add an Ooyala custom field extension to your stack that allows you to fetch Ooyala videos and display them into a field in your Content Type. Subsequently, while creating entries, you can select one or more videos as an input value for the field.
Step-By-Step: How to Integrate Ooyala with Your CMS
To integrate your content management system with Ooyala, follow these steps:
Create an Ooyala Custom FieldCreate and configure an Ooyala Custom Field. You can define exactly how the integration will work, what Ooyala account it should work with and what information should be linked to Contentstack. Typically, a developer will perform this step. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
Add the Ooyala Custom FieldAdd a Custom Widget to your Content Type and select Ooyala as the Extension.
Test the Ooyala Custom Field in Your Entries
You should be able to see the Ooyala Custom Field on the specified content entry. Try it by selecting a video and publishing it to staging to ensure the setup works correctly.