Exporting Video Data

In this topic you will learn how to export video data inside of the Media module.

The Media module provides the ability to export video metadata for all of your videos or a subset of videos. When using this feature, keep the following in mind:

  • Brightcove recommends exporting less than 15K videos at a time. If you need to export more than 15K videos, use the search feature to return a subset of videos and export multiple "batches" at a time.
  • URLs for renditions and images are not fixed. Brightcove reconfigures the storage of media assets from time to time and when this happens, URLs for specific assets will change. If you are relying on hard-coded URLs to these assets, the links may break at some point. The best way to prevent links to media from breaking is to retrieve them from Video Cloud at runtime using the CMS API.
  • Double-byte characters such as Korean and Japanese will not display properly if opened in Excel. This is caused by the fact that the generated .csv file is encoded by UTF-8 and Excel does not support it properly. To fix this, the .csv file should be re-encoded by ANSI, then, it will be displayed properly in Excel.

To export video metadata, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Media module.
  2. If you want to export data for specific videos, check the checkbox next to the videos.
  3. Click Export at the top of the page.
  4. Select the videos to export:
    • All videos in this list - Exports video metadata for all videos in the account
    • x selected videos - Exports video metadata for only the selected videos
  5. Check Include current URLs for video renditions to include the video rendition URLs. Checking this option with a large number of videos selected will increase the time required to generate the export file.
  6. Click Export Data. The data export will begin.
  7. When the export file is ready, click Download File to download the video data file to your local computer.

The .csv file will be named with the Video Cloud account number. A third-party spreadsheet program can be used to view the exported video data.

Exported video data details

The table below outlines the video data fields that are exported. For more information on the video data fields, see the CMS API Video Fields Reference.

Field Description

Video ID


Video Cloud account ID

ad_keys String representing the ad key/value pairs assigned to the video.
clip_source_video_id Source video ID used to create this video clip
complete Indicates whether processing is complete
created_at When the video was created in the Video Cloud system
created_by Information about the user who created the video:
  • if created by API, the type will be api_key
  • if created before the auditing feature was enabled on December 7, 2018, the type will be unknown
  • if created by a user and the user has been removed from the account, their user ID will still appear here
cue_points Video cue points
custom_fields Video custom fields
delivery_type Defines how the video is delivered
description Video short description
digital_master_id System ID for the digital master
duration Duration of the video in milliseconds
economics Either "AD_SUPPORTED" (default) or "FREE"
folder_id ID of folder to which video belongs
geo Geo-restriction properties for the video
has_digital_master Whether video has an archived master than can be used for retranscoding
images Information about the poster and thumbnail images
ingestion_profile_id contains an ingest profile id last used to ingest a video.

available in a CSV export generated by the export tool in the Studio.
link Related link
long_description Video long description
name Video name
original_filename Original filename when video was uploaded
projection The mapping projection for 360° videos
published_at Date/Time the video was published
reference_id Video reference ID
schedule Map of start and end date-times for the video availability
sharing Map of the sharing properties for the video
tags Array of tags assigned to the video
text_tracks Array of text tracks (WebVTT files) assigned to the video
updated_at Date/Time the video was updated
updated_by Information about the user last updated the video:
  • if created by API, the type will be api_key
  • if created before the auditing feature was enabled on December 7, 2018, the type will be unknown
  • if the video was not modified after ingestion, the type will be internal
offline_enabled Whether the video is enabled for offline playback