Set up Proxy

Optionally, you may wish to set up a proxy for your assets. A proxy enables you to play your media assets and view your image assets in the Core / MAM / Reviewer UIs.

When you upload an asset, and you have set up a proxy, the proxy is treated as a child of that asset. This is shown below:

To set up a proxy, you will need to do the following:

  1. Create and configure a transcode resource
  2. Create and configure a transcode profile
  3. Create a proxy action
  4. Update your import workflow so that it contains the proxy action

Creating a Transcode Resource

  1. From the toolbar in the Ooyala Flex console, click New and select Resource from the drop down menu.

  2. In the Create new Resource… screen, you will need to enter the details for your transcode resource.

  • Name: enter a name for your transcode resource
  • Description: enter an optional description
  • Visibility: select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this transcode resource
  • Plugin: select Transcode Resource from the drop down menu
  • Polling Interval: select a polling interval from the drop down menu, e.g. 1 minute
  1. Click Save.

  2. Next, click the Configuration sub-tab.

  3. Click the Edit option.

  4. In the Transcode Engine field, select Flex Stream Processor.

  5. In the Transcode Host Names field, specify a hostname.

  6. In the Transcode Management Host field, specify the host name.

  7. In the Transcoder Management Port field, enter the following port: 18110.

  8. In the Transcode Platform field, select Unix.

  9. In the Path field, specify a path.

  10. Click Save.

  11. Click Enable.

  12. Click Start.

Creating a Transcode Profile

  1. From the toolbar in the Ooyala Flex Console, click New and select Profile from the drop down menu.

  2. In the Create new Profile… screen, you will need to enter the details for your transcode profile.

  • Name field, enter a name.
  • Description field, enter an optional description.
  • Visibility field, select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this transcode profile.
  • Type field, select Media Transcode.
    • If you are creating an image proxy, you must select Image Transcode, otherwise the transcode will not work.
  1. Click Save.

  2. Click Enable.

Creating a Proxy Action

  1. From the toolbar in the Ooyala Flex Console, click New and select Action from the drop down menu.

  2. In the Create new Action… screen, you will need to enter the details for your proxy action.

  • Name: enter a name for your proxy action
  • Description: enter an optional description
  • Visibility: select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this proxy action
  • Plugin Type: select Create Proxy from the drop down menu
  • Plugin: select Create Proxy Action from the drop down menu
  1. Click Save.

  2. Next, click the Configuration sub-tab.  

  3. Click Edit.

  4. From the Transcode Profile field, select the transcode profile that you have just created.

  5. From the Folder Resource field, select a destination that is pointing to a storage.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Click Enable.

Updating Your Asset Import Workflow

In order to use the proxy you have created, you must update your import workflow. Simply add in your create proxy action, as a step in the workflow, so that any assets you import into the system can be played directly in the Asset Details screen.