Syndication-Based Automation

You can also implement an automated video/audio publishing process using the Content Engine's syndication format. This is a proprietary Escenic XML file format that can be used for import/export purposes. It is described in detail in the Escenic Content Engine Syndication Reference.

To define and create a content item in this way you simply create a syndication file containing all the required information and upload it to a specified import folder on the Content Engine server. The Content Engine will then automatically import the file and create a corresponding content item, triggering the transcoding and key frame generation process.

For a general description of how to use the Content Engine's import service, see The Import Service.

Note also that, in order to trigger transcoding, the content items must be published on import, by setting the content element's state attribute to published.