Automatically register your content

Learn more about the performance of your self-hosted, non-registered content and benefit from JW Player products like Recommendations and Article Matching.

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When you self-host your non-registered content, you have the flexibility of adding or removing a media item by updating the properties within the playlist[] of your web player implementation. Until now, managing your content in this manner has enabled you to access only aggregated data of limited metrics. Automatic Content Registration provides a solution for you to learn more about the performance of your self-hosted, non-registered content and to benefit from JW Player products like Recommendations and Article Matching.



Benefits

Automatic Content Registration provides you two main benefits:

  • Increases the quantity and specificity of performance metrics.
  • Enables the use of Recommendations and Article Matching to improve user engagement.


Automatic Content Registration explained

After a media item has been played once, JW Platform registers the media item and generates a JW Player media ID. Then, the media item and all performance metrics for the media item are associated with the media ID.



Implementation

To enable Automatic Content Registration, add an externalId and thumbnailUrl to the existing properties of each media item within the playlist[]. For the externalId value, you should use an identifier that aligns with your content management system.

playlist: [
  {
    file: "/assets/mySampleVideo.mp4",
    image: "/assets/poster/mySampleVideo-720.jpg",
    title: "My Sample Video",
    externalId: "2019-05-22-my-sample-video",
    thumbnailUrl:"/assets/thumbnails/mySampleVideo-120.png"
  }
]

Once an updated media item has been played, it will be registered with JW Platform typically within 20 minutes.



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