Content Ingest

The content ingest page contains the settings for bulk upload and Camtasia Relay. Bulk upload is used for manually creating bulk content and for ingest of content from the ONELAN OmniServer (UK Only) and Camtasia Relay.

Bulk and ONELAN

  • Source Folder Name – Name of the folder that is the destination for the recordings from the ONELAN OmniServer or for the bulk content. This folder must reside within the upload folder in the Media Library content directory.

    This is the name of the folder, not the full path.

  • Target Category – The category to which the ONELAN OmniServer recordings should be uploaded. If set to None, content is uploaded to the Default category.

    If there is no Default category the content will not be uploaded.

  • Auto-generate Thumbnail – Generates a thumbnail from the program being uploaded. If No, no thumbnail is generated and the default thumbnail of the target category is used as long as one has been set.

Custom Compliance Message for TV Recordings

Here you can set custom compliance messages, such as those required for ERA compliance. In this case, any content uploaded to the target category for Bulk and ONELAN  shows a preroll on the player with the terms of the message.

Camtasia Relay

  • Source Folder Name – Name of the folder that is the destination for the Camtasia recordings. This folder resides within the Upload folder in the Media Library content directory.

    This is the name of the folder, not the full path.

  • Target Category – Category to which the Camtasia recordings are uploaded. If set to None, the recordings are uploaded to the Default category.

    If there is no Default category, the content will not be uploaded.

  • Publish to Personal Category – If an email address set in the Relay client matches that of a user in the media library, content ingested from Camtasia Relay is uploaded to a personal category for that user. A personal category is created the first time this happens. This cannot be done manually.
  • Auto-generate Thumbnail – If Yes, a thumbnail is generated from the recording. If No, the default category thumbnail is used.
  • Use Display Name as Search Tag – If Yes, the display name used in the Camtasia Relay client is as a search tag.
  • Use Username as Search Tag – As with the preceding, this uses the Camtasia Relay client user name as a search tag.
  • E-mail Notifications – If enabled, the system administrator receives an email when the recording has been encoded.

Destination Folder for Camtasia Recordings

For Camtasia recordings to be ingested, a Camtasia folder must be located in the Upload folder within the MEDIAL content directory. To set up the Camtasia upload directory, create the folder on the server in the content directory. For example, where X is the drive letter:


Ensure that the Camtasia Server can access this folder.

Bulk Import

The bulk import feature uses a watch folder where you can drop clips to be encoded. Submissions include an .xml file so that they are automatically ingested. The associated .xml file contains the metadata that is normally entered in the upload wizard.

For example, if the file being uploaded is called file1.mp4 then the .xml accompanying it needs to be called file1.mp4.xml. When both of these files are dropped into the watch folder, they disappear after a few seconds, and the clip appears in the media list in the content area on the media library upload site, ready to be encoded.

Watched Folder

By default the watch folder is called bulk. It resides in the MediaLibraryContent\Upload directory. The watch folder can be renamed but not moved. If the folder is renamed, update the bulk settings on the media library.

The full path to the folder is shown in the example below, where the drive letter is X:


Ensure that the correct folder name is shown in the bulk settings, and that the correct target category for the bulk uploads is set. Setting the Auto-generate Thumbnail setting to Yes extracts a thumbnail from the clips. Leaving it set to No uses the thumbnail of the target category if there is one set for it.

Creating the XML file

You can use a text editor such as Notepad to create the associated .xml file. Open a blank, plain-text document and use the following schema to create the metadata for the bulk files:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<video xmlns="UploadXSD">
    My video
    This is a video

The fields that can be modified are title, description and subject (category). All files imported into the system in this way appear under the user hmladmin.

Prohibited Characters

Avoid using the following characters in the XML files (even in the name of the file), as they are escape characters that cause file ingestion to fail:

“ &  ‘  <  >

Ingest Listing

The Ingest Listing accordion displays an overview of the files that have been ingested, and any that have failed. You can use the search function to list successful or failed ingests.

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