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    Overview: Using Aspera for Ingestion to Video Cloud

    IBM Aspera is a popular solution for reliable high-speed file transfers. Brightcove offers a simple and flexible solution for adding videos and media assets to Video Cloud using Aspera. The topics in this section explain the details.

    Using Aspera with Brightcove

    The basic workflow for using Aspera to transfer your files to Video Cloud is as follows:

    1. Go to and log in using you Video Cloud credentials with the proper permissions (see Credentials below).
    2. Upload the files you want to ingest into Video Cloud.
    3. Wait for the transfer to finish
    4. Monitor the rest of the ingestion in Video Cloud using Studio or the CMS API.


    There are two kinds of credentials for using Aspera for ingestion:

    • Upload - for simple ingestion of videos without metadata or additional assets. Simply upload the video files. If a manifest of metadata is present, it will be ignored.
    • Upload with Metadata - in this case, file transfer will start when the manifest file providing metadata information is uploaded. This operation can be used to add metadata to a video on upload, to add assets to a video already ingested or to re-transcode a video in Video Cloud. See the Manifest Reference for details of this XML file. Note that there is a limit of 100 videos per manifest file.

    Page last updated on 21 Jun 2022