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Kaltura Feed Import Follow

This article covers the following items:

To Import Videos from a Kaltura MRSS Feed

Kaltura MRSS Elements

Sample Kaltura MRSS Format

Zype allows videos from a Kaltura MRSS feed to be imported into your Video Library. The Kaltura MRSS feed must conform to the Zype Kaltura MRSS Import Format for videos to be imported.

Once you have imported videos from a Kaltura MRSS feed, Zype updates and syncs with the feed on a nightly basis. If Zype finds new videos from the Kaltura MRSS feed, it will automatically import added videos.

Videos imported via Kaltura MRSS feed will remain active in Zype as long as the platform can detect an active video source. If the video source for an imported video has been removed from your Kaltura MRSS feed, Zype will deactivate the video upon the next Kaltura MRSS sync.

To Import Videos from a Kaltura MRSS Feed

  1. On the Zype navigation menu, click Import & Upload.

  2. Scroll down the Import & Upload page and click Kaltura MRSS.

  3. On the Kaltura MRSS Import page, you may change the feed’s import name, which Zype assigns by default.

  4. Enter your Kaltura MRSS URL. Your Kaltura MRSS feed must conform to the Zype MRSS Import Format.

  5. By default, Zype generates categories for the videos during import based on the title specified in your Kaltura MRSS feed. You may override this by selecting another category from the list.

    NOTE: To manually set categories during import, you must have previously set up categories for your video content (see Managing Categories).

  6. Enter the category values to be assigned to the videos during import. You may enter as many category values as you want.

  7. Optionally, set a starting date and time for importing videos. This means that only those videos that are published after the starting date and time will be imported to your Video Library. Leave this field blank to import the earliest videos in your Kaltura MRSS feed.

  8. Optionally, set an ending date and time for importing videos. This means that only those videos that are published before the ending date and time will be imported to your Video Library. Leave this field blank to import even the most recent videos in your Kaltura MRSS feed, or if you want to continue auto-syncing your Kaltura MRSS feed to import newly-added videos.

  9. By default, the Auto-Add Videos and Auto-Activate Videos options are toggled On, meaning that all new imported videos will be added to your video library and have access to all features of the Zype platform, respectively. You may toggle Off these options.

  10. By default, the Auto Sync Video Data Source option is toggled On, meaning that video source attributes such as thumbnails and video files are updated if they change on the Kaltura MRSS feed. You may toggle Off this option.

  11. By default, the Auto Deactivate Video Data Sources option is toggled Off, meaning that video data sources will remain active even if they are absent from the Kaltura MRSS feed during sync. You may toggle On this option.

  12. Click Continue to preview your data and double-check the format. You will be asked to review the format if errors are found in the Kaltura MRSS feed format.

  13. If there are no errors, click Save to process the import.

After Zype imports the videos from your feed, you can view or edit the video details by going to your video library. For more details, see Managing Video Imports.

If you opted not to automatically add the videos to your library, they can be found under Tools>Video Imports.

Kaltura MRSS Elements

Element Definition
channel:title Sets the title of the channel (the set of your video items). Zype will interpret this as the main category title. required
item:guid The unique ID of the item required
item:pubDate The publication date of the item required
media:content:url The link to the mp4 of your video item required
media:content:duration The duration in seconds of your video item required
media:content:width The width in pixels of your video item required
media:content:height The height in pixels of your video item required
media:title The title of your video item required
media:description The description of your video item
media:keywords The keywords to associate with your video item. Must be a comma-delimeted list
media:thumbnail:url The link to the jpg or png of your video thumbnail required
media:thumbnail:width The width in pixels of your video thumbnail required
media:thumbnail:height The height in pixels of your video thumbnail required
media:category The category value of your video item. Will be categorized under the main category heading as set in the channel:title, or in another category if specified while importing


Sample Kaltura MRSS Format

Below is an example of a Kaltura MRSS that is compatible with Zype. To properly import videos from Kaltura, you must format your feed to match this example.
<rss xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" version="2.0">    
<channel> <title>Kaltura MRSS Format Example</title> <link/> <description/> <item> <title>My Video 1</title> <guid>0_qwert</guid> <link>0_qwert</link> <pubDate>Mon, 16 May 2016 20:42:45</pubDate> <endDate/> <media:content url="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/p/123/sp/12300/playManifest/entryId/0_qwert/flavorId/0_4lidycd2/protocol/http/format/url/a.mp4?clientTag=feed:abcd" duration="31" width="1920" height="1080"> <media:title>My Video 1</media:title> <media:description>Description text goes here</media:description> <media:keywords>example, video, kaltura, mrss</media:keywords> <media:thumbnail url="http://kaltura-img.revnm.com/p/123/sp/12300/thumbnail/entry_id/0_qwert/version/100012/acv/202/width/1920/height/1080" width="1920" height="1080" /> <media:category> Example Category </media:category> <media:player url="http://www.kaltura.com/kwidget/wid/_123/entry_id/0_qwert/ui_conf" /> </media:content> </item> <item> <title>My Video 2</title> <guid>0_123abc</guid> <link>0_123abc</link> <pubDate>Mon, 16 May 2016 20:35:14</pubDate> <endDate/> <media:content url="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/p/123/sp/12300/playManifest/entryId/0_123abc/flavorId/0_thxezdy6/protocol/http/format/url/a.mp4?clientTag=feed:abcd" duration="52" width="1920" height="1080"> <media:title>My Video 2</media:title> <media:description>Description text goes here</media:description> <media:keywords>example, video 2, kaltura, mrss</media:keywords> <media:thumbnail url="http://kaltura-img.revnm.com/p/123/sp/12300/thumbnail/entry_id/0_123abc/version/100012/acv/212/width/1920/height/1080" width="1920" height="1080" /> <media:category> Example Category </media:category> <media:player url="http://www.kaltura.com/kwidget/wid/_123/entry_id/0_123abc/ui_conf" /> </media:content> </item> </channel> </rss>

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