Using Media RSS to Import Videos into Zype

Just like RSS is used to syndicate blog posts, Media RSS (MRSS) is used to syndicate media files in RSS feeds. Media files like, you know, your entire video library and its rich metadata.

Many of the legacy online video platforms (OVP) like Kaltura, Ooyala, and Brightcove offer the ability to expose an existing video library via MRSS feeds for distribution to external channels. This means that MRSS feeds can be used as an ingestion source by a video distribution platform like Zype.

Customers have requested the ability to plug in an MRSS feed and use Zype to set up a new OTT service. So we’ve made it possible for these OVP users to have their cake and eat it, too. With Zype’s new MRSS Import, OVP users can keep their existing library in place along with the metadata they’ve so carefully tended and take advantage of Zype’s monetization tools and fast OTT distribution to Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.

How do you do it? Simple. Just connect your MRSS feed to Zype and you’re off to the races:

1. Navigate to Import & Upload and choose MRSS.

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After you click continue, you'll be able to preview your whole video library and the associated metadata. From there, you just save all of your data, and voila, you're done.

It really is that easy. Zype will absorb your MRSS metadata and your videos will be playable through our platform, which receives the videos directly from your original source endpoints. As if it couldn’t get any better, the MRSS feed will also sync nightly to pull in any new additions to your OVP’s video library.

Benefits of MRSS Import include:

Instant access to the Zype ecosystem with your entire video library. Get your legacy Kaltura, Brightcove, and Ooyala videos published on the devices of your choice with the monetization options of your choice.

Content remains on legacy OVP.

Content syncs daily with the Zype platform so any new content will appear in Zype.

Automatically imports categories, keywords, thumbnails, and other metadata.

No transcoding necessary! Simply copy and paste the URL and you’re done.

Ask for a demo to see for yourself how seriously easy it is to connect your existing video library to Zype via MRSS feed.

For more details, please see our help page to learn How to Import MRSS Feeds into Zype.