An action is a small unit of work that Ooyala Flex carries out on your behalf.
Examples of action types are:
An action type is an abstract term and relies on actions (plugins) to implement specific work. For example, the Publish action type states that we are planning to publish some content to a remote platform. However, it doesn’t specify which platform or how the content will be processed and delivered to a platform. This is where the action or plugin comes in. An action is a specific implementation of an action type.
The Publish action can have the following actions:
An action is also a type of Ooyala Flex plugin, we can use the word action and plugin interchangeably. Plugins help developers to extend the functionality of Ooyala Flex in a simple, modular way. New plugins can be created using Ooyala Flex’s API. So if, for example, a new internet TV service (let’s call it “New TV”) is launched, a developer could create a new plugin with the action type of Publish, and then deploy it to Ooyala Flex.
A typical instance of Ooyala Flex will have a default action for each action type. The default plugins are highly configurable to support lots of different scenarios. When the default action does not deliver the functionality you need, for example publishing a video to YouTube, then you would utilize a more specialised action.
|Scope||Account||The scoping of this object|
|Visibility||Whether the object supports visibility|
|Extended Config.||Whether the object has an extended configuration tab|
|Scripting||Whether the object can be configured using scripting|
|Enable / Disable||Whether the object can be enabled and disabled|
|Start / Stop||Whether the object can be started and stopped|
|Copy||Whether the object can be copied|
|Export / Import||Whether the object can be exported and imported|
|Delete||Whether the object can be deleted|
|Unique Name||Whether the object name must be unique within its scope|