/import/cable_labs hot folder can be used to import CableLabs media files and associated ADI XML files directly into the content database. The ADI XML and the assets included in the XML must all be present for the import to trigger. Successfully imported media files are moved to the root media folder. If you previously added a TBD placeholder for a file, the file will attach when you move it into
/import/cable_labs. Files that fail to import are moved to the “failed” sub-folder (directory). After the import process is complete, the original source ADI XML is moved into the “
xml” sub-folder (directory). These archived XML files do not take up significant disk space, and can always be deleted via FTP or Samba.
- On a PC or Mac connected to your TelVue Princeton™ server’s network, navigate to the
- Make sure your MPEG file has a valid filename. Acceptable characters are:
- Upper- and lower-case letters
- Underscore (_), space ( ), parentheses [( )], pound sign (#), and period (.)
- If you previously added a TBD for this content, make sure the filenames match.
- Open a new window and show the contents of the drive where your MPEG file is. Find the MPEG file.
- Drag the MPEG file onto the
- Refresh the Content screen on the Digital Broadcaster UI and look for the file. When the MPEG file has been successfully imported, the
/import/cable_labsfolder will be empty and an icon with the filename will appear on the Content page. If you had a TBD placeholder for the file and the filenames match, the imported file will attach. If the import failed, the file or a fragment will appear in
The core TelVue Princeton content metadata fields including program (title), episode, and description are populated based on the corresponding ADI XML fields. The Auto Delete date is auto populated with the License Window End date in the ADI XML. The full ADI XML can be viewed in the TelVue Princeton web application. From the Content page, click on the content title to go to the Show Content page, then click on the CableLabs Metadata link.
The CableLabs feature is not enabled by default, so it may not be enabled on your system. If you have interest in this feature, please contact a TelVue Technical Support representative.