Is anyone populating their Princeton Server content database from a legacy or home-grown system?
Populating the Content Database from a Legacy or Home-Grown System(3 posts) (3 voices)
That would be me. We have a kludge of Excel Macros and spreadsheets (you read that correctly.) These have been extended far beyond any original concept that the creator of the system had in mind.
This is our 'traffic' system, tracking all media in or out. Schedule for 6 Comcast and 7 Verizon channels.
Before the SOAP calls were in place. I was using a hacked copy of the new record html in order to script the creation of placeholders. I plan to make the SOAP, which will eliminate the need to log in or have a browser open... Making the user experience much better.
Mostly placeholders at this time... but I would like to be able to update things like the title, description, category and other metadata not directly related to the file or the playout characteristics.
Right now, if I want to have an accurate program guide, I need to create a placeholder for every file I expect to have before they are ingested. Or manually edit the data at the server.
We populated ours from a Tiltrac system we had been using. The former system was DVD and file based, we exported their DB and wrote a php script to use the Telvue API to import over 2500 records with full program detail into our B3400 system.