Asset Groups

An asset group is a type of object that represents a collection of assets and other asset groups. By adding asset groups to existing asset groups one can create hierarchies of asset groups. An asset or asset group that belongs to an asset group is referred to as member.

Every member of an asset group has a membership name. An asset group can contain any number of assets and asset groups which may or may not be related. Asset groups are more often than not created by users to group together assets that are in some way related. Asset hierarchies are created automatically by the system and represent a relationship between a source asset and its offspring. An asset or an asset group can be a member of one or more asset groups. Cyclic membership is prevented i.e. a particular asset cannot be both an ancestor and descendant of another single asset. Asset groups support variants, so it is possible to create custom asset group types - for example, “Playlist”.

Creating an Asset Group

Asset groups allow you to group assets in Ooyala Flex. They do not necessarily need to be associated assets. An asset group needs to have the

following object types associated to it:

  • A variant
  • A metadata definition

In order to create a new group asset:

  1. On the toolbar, click New and select Group Asset from the drop down menu.

  2. In the Create a new Group Asset… section, fill in the relevant details such as name, and an optional description.

  3. Click Save to finalize.

  4. Click Add Members and configure the Select New Member Assets form to add members to the group.

  5. Click Add to Group and configure the Select Target Group Asset form to create a hierarchy of assets in Ooyala Flex.