VMS API Guide

1.1 Introduction

The Blue Billywig Video Management System (VMS) has got a RESTFUL API, which makes it possible to access and manage various functionality and data as available within the platform.

The full Blue Billywig VMS technically consists of:

  • Audio/video playout infrastructure
  • Multimedia asset management system
  • Apache Solr supported search engine backend
  • OpenX supported integrated ad management backend
  • Content management integration components and widgets
  • Format Engine (for video post-processing and transcoding)

This manual provides technical information concerning the Blue Billywig VMS API and is roughly divided into the following functional layers:

  • Public API: read-only access interface, used to access playout-, mediaclip-data and more.
  • Private API: read/write acces interface, used to fully manage data and functionality within the platform.
  • Authentication/authorisation mechanism: As used and needed for accessing the private API functionality.

1.2 More information

This manual provides technical information concerning the Blue Billywig VMS API, on our support website you can also find other manuals, which provide more information on for example the subject; VMS interface, player functionailty or RPC.<br/> If you need more information than documented, please contact support.

Note: Take a look into the VMS RPC manual, the RPC can be very useful for use of the Blue Billywig VMS API.