Creating Videos with Remote Video Files

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This topic describes how to create videos in your Video Cloud account using remote assets, where you maintain your video files on your own or a third-party system and provide Brightcove with the URL of the video file when you create the video.

Remote assets is a feature that is available only for Video Cloud Pro and Enterprise customers. If you are interested in upgrading your Video Cloud account, please contact Brightcove for more information.

This topic describes how to create videos in your Video Cloud account using remote assets. In the standard procedure for creating videos in your Video Cloud account, you upload video files, which then are maintained in the Brightcove system, together with their names, descriptions, tags, and other metadata. Under an alternative procedure, remote assets, you maintain your video files on your own or a third-party system and provide Brightcove with the URL of the video file when you create the video.

You can create videos with remote assets using:

After you create a video using the remote assets approach, you can edit and manage your videos using the Video Cloud Studio, FTP batch provisioning, or the Video Cloud Media API.

Videos with remote assets are also used for live streaming in Video Cloud players. For a list of all the options available from Brightcove for delivering live streaming video, see Delivering Live Streams.

Accessing remote assets

All of your remote asset files must be available at a public URL, without any requirements for authentication or access control. If your remote assets are hosted by a CDN, the URL of the remote assets should be the URL of the assets in the CDN and not the URL on the origin server.

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