Brightcove Sync

Sync the titles and thumbnail images from your Brightcove account to your HapYak account

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Written by Patrick Farley
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Title and Thumbnail Sync

If you upload large numbers of videos to HapYak using the Brightcove plugin, you may be interested in enabling Brightcove Sync on your account.

By default, HapYak Projects autocreated through the Brightcove plugin will have the same title as the Brightcove video title when the project was autocreated and will have no thumbnail image. However, users are able to ensure that the HapYak project title and thumbnail are updated to match either the title or thumbnail image of the video in Brightcove.

Syncing your Brightcove and HapYak accounts will add thumbnail images to any Brightcove videos present in your HapYak account that don't already have them. It's a huge time saver, especially when creating playlists in HapYak Experiences.

How to Enable Title and Thumbnail Sync

  1. Go to the Integrations tab on the HapYak Nav Bar. On the Brightcove card, switch on Enable.

  2. In Brightcove, navigate to Admin / API Authentication. Click "Register New Application". Fill out details according to this Brightcove KB article. Ensure that Video Read is checked under "Exposed Brightcove APIs". Click Save.

  3. In the HapYak Integrations tab, enter your Brightcove API credentials (Client Id, Client Secret, Account Id).  Click Save. (Note: The sync button will not appear until you have entered all three credentials. If your credentials are incorrect, sync will fail.)

  4. Click Sync Now to start the sync process. When the sync is complete, you will be notified of the number of projects updated in your account. It should only take a few minutes.

Repeat step 4 every time you'd like to update the Project titles and Thumbnails.

Here is a video tutorial on how to turn on Title Sync.

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