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Using the Tools

In this topic, you will learn the functionality of the options in the Tools section of Brightcove Beacon.

Introducing the Tools

In Brightcove Beacon the wrench icon (labeled 1) represents a set of tools. The options for the tools are Ingestion and Cache (2). This document explores the two options.

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Ingestion

In the Ingestion group you have three tools:

  • Update Brightcove Videos: If you have added videos to your Video Cloud catalog, or altered existing videos, this button syncs the newly added or updated videos to Brightcove Beacon.
  • Update Brightcove Playlists: If you have added playlists to your Video Cloud catalog, or altered existing playlists, this button syncs the newly added or updated playlists to Brightcove Beacon.
  • XML EPG - Fetch XML from Folder: When your EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) needs to be updated, this button retrieves the updated XML file via FTP. The path to the XML file is set during the onboarding process.
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Cache

In the Cache group you have two tools:

  • Cache Purge: When you make changes in Brightcove Beacon, click this button to roll those changes into the current configuration. This option pulls all changes EXCEPT images into the current configuration.
  • Image Cache: If you update any images in Brightcove Beacon, click this button to roll the image changes into the current configuration.
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Page last updated on 16 Jan 2020