Creating a Collector
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In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a Datazoom Collector. Along with Connectors, Collectors form the building blocks for our data control platform.
Think of a Collector as the technology you want to capture data from. For the purposes of this tutorial, a Collector is a Video Player. Adding one is really simple, as this video will explain.
Datazoom supports an ever-growing catalog of video players. Scroll through the list to select the one you’d like to add.
Let us know if you don’t see yours on the list. Chances are we’re planning to add it soon.
Once you’ve selected your video player you’ll need to select your FluxData capture frequency. FluxData is a term we’ve coined to describe a type of data that is most useful if captured at a predefined frequency.
Think of things like current bitrate or current playhead position. These are data points that will change during playback, and whose status you’d like to capture at a predefined interval. Please note that event data, user invoked actions like play and pause, are captured as they occur, independent of FluxData frequency.
The last item is to give your collector a name then save changes.
In the next video, we’ll review setting up a Datazoom Connector, which complements Collectors as the destinations for captured data.