Viewing the Ingest Log in Backlot
When you log in to Backlot, you can view the status of ingest jobs that you have submitted via the Ooyala Ingestion Service (OIS).
The Ingestion Feed Activity tab ("ingest dashboard") displays the processing status of a given file as well as other related information. You can apply filters to focus on smaller groups ingest jobs. For related information, see:
Log In to BacklotTo see the Ingestion Feed Activity tab, you must log in to Backlot.
Navigate to the Ingestion Feed Activity TabGo to ACCOUNT > Ingestion Feed Activity.
View the Ingest DashboardThe ingest dashboard displays a list of ingest jobs. If you logged in as a user with Upload Only privileges, you can see only the ingest jobs submitted by your user account.
|Status||Current status of this ingest job. See "Ingest Process Status" below for details.|
|File Name||Name of the file submitted for ingest.|
|File Type||Type of file being processed. One of the following values.
|Created||Date and time when the ingest job was created.|
|Embed Code||Embed code assigned by Backlot after the file was ingested successfully (status = Done).|
|Asset ID||Asset ID assigned by Backlot after the file was ingested successfully (status = Done).|
Scrolling Through the Ingest DashboardBy default, the ingest dashboard displays data for the past month, with 100 records at a time. Scroll to the bottom of the dataset to go to subsequent pages. You can also use the Search icon at the top of the page to more quickly find the file you are looking for.
Filter the Ingest JobsYou can focus your search by filtering the display by:
- File Name
- Created Date:
- Calendar date picker for custom date range
- Last 1 month
- Last 1 week
- Last 1 Day
- Asset ID
Ingest Process StatusDuring the ingest process, ingested files can undergo the following states:
|Received||Indicates that the file has been received by the OIS. Once the file has been
received, it becomes eligible for processing by the system.
Note: Remote assets will never be in the received state because the file is never ingested into the system.
|Processing||Indicates the following:
|File Waiting||Indicates that a manifest file (CSV or XML) has been ingested and processed and is waiting for the other media files (video, thumbnail and closed-caption files) to be ingested.|
|Metadata Waiting||Indicates that a media file (video, thumbnail or closed-caption) has been ingested and is waiting for the manifest file (CSV or XML) that contains the related metadata to be ingested.|
|Done||When processed successfully, indicates the following:
|Error||If an issue occurs while ingesting or processing a file, the status will go
into an error state. In this case, the ingest dashboard will include an error
message describing what went wrong.