- A create request to the CMS API to create the item in your Video Cloud catalog
- An ingest request to the Ingest API to ingest and transcode the file
Details of these requests are found in the Dynamic Ingest API reference.
If your account is enabled for Dynamic Delivery, you do not need a custom profile for audio-only content.
If your account is using the legacy ingest system, use a profile that creates audio-only renditions. You can use the
audio-only profile that is included in the Standard Profiles, or you can create a custom profile in the Studio account settings or using the Ingest Profiles API.
The renditions created in Video Cloud for your audio item will be in MP4 and HLS format, with an audio track only. The item can be played in a Brightcove Player just like a video, as explained below.
Note: In order to maximize coverage of playback on multiple platforms/browsers, we recommend that audio files be transcoded into MP4 and HLS renditions with audio tracks only - you cannot specify MP3 as the output format.
Poster and thumbnail
Optionally, you can add a poster and/or thumbnail image to your audio file. The poster will be displayed in the Brightcove player during playback, and the thumbnail will be displayed in any playlist that you add the item to.
- Use a fixed size
- Use a custom aspect ratio
- Set the height to 80px (the width can be whatever you like)
Below is a sample audio player. Instructions for creating this player.