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Exporting Video Data

In this topic you will learn how to export video metadata.

The Videos page 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 Videos page.
  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 Brightcove Engage™ 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.

Field Description

Video ID


Brightcove Engage account ID

complete Indicates whether processing is complete
created_at Date/Time the video was created
created_by Information about the user who created the video
custom_fields Video custom fields
description Video short description
duration Duration of the video in milliseconds
images Information about the poster and thumbnail images
link Related link
long_description Video long description
name Video name
original_filename Original filename when video was uploaded
published_at Date/Time the video was published
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

Page last updated on 03 Feb 2020