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DDEX reference resources

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content Manager to manage their copyrighted content.

The message samples demonstrate how to communicate new releases and takedowns for Ad-supported streaming, YouTube Red and Content ID. All samples are based on DDEX ERN version 3.8.2.

Sound Recordings - Album deliveries

These sample files follow the Audio Album profile and should be used for delivering on a per-release basis. See the Choosing a Release Profile article for more information.

  New Release Sample Takedown Sample
YouTube Red  721620118165_yt_red.xml 721620118165_yt_red_takedown.xml
Content ID 721620118165_content_id.xml​ 721620118165_content_id_takedown.xml
Combined Feed
(YouTube Red & Content ID)
721620118165_combined.xml 721620118165_combined_takedown.xml

Sound Recordings - Track deliveries

These sample files follow the Single Resource Release profile and should be used for delivering on a per-track basis. See the Choosing a Release Profile article for more information.

  New Release Sample Takedown Sample
Content ID USGCV1172318_content_id.xml USGCV1172318_content_id_takedown.xml

 

Music Videos

YouTube is currently implementing support for uploading Music Videos using DDEX. The sample file follows the Video Single profile and should be used to deliver on a per-video basis, once support for this launches in the first half of 2017.

  New Release Sample
Music Video QZ6RS1700001_music_video.xml

 

In accordance with the DDEX convention, the filename of the DDEX file needs to include the unique Release ID for the album. The Release ID is the UPC, EAN,  GRid, or ISRC provided by the <ReleaseId> element.
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