How to Create an Outstream Player (Ad Only Player)

To create a new Outstream Player, perform the following steps:

  1. Access the player wizard by editing an existing player or creating a new one.

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  2. Under the 'BASIC INFO' tab, go to the 'PLAYBACK' area and apply any relevant playback settings required for your Outstream player.  For further details, please see How to Apply or Change PLAYBACK Settings.

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  3. Click on 'ADVANCED' and select the 'AD SETTINGS' tab.
  4. Configure your player advertisement settings by either assigning an Ad Set to the player or creating a Custom Ad Engine. For further details, please refer to the following articles:

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  1. Optional: Click on 'ADVANCED' and select the 'PLAYER SETTINGS' tab.

  2. Optional: Under the 'GENERAL' area, select the 'Ad only' slider. This will define this player as an ad only player and will not display any content videos.

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  3. Go to the 'EXTRA FEATURES' area and click on 'ADD NEW'.

  4. Search for 'Expanding' using the search field and press enter/return. Relevant search results are displayed.

  5. Hover over the 'AUTO EXPANDING IN_VIEW PLAYER' extra and click on 'Add+'. The selected extra is added to your player and the outstream properties tab is displayed.

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  6. Optional: Scroll down to the 'Config' section and apply the required definitions according to the following table:

    Field Name     Description
    Add close button

    Selecting this slider will display a close button icon on the outstream player enabling viewers to close the ad manually.

    Vertical alignment

    Select the vertical alignment position of the close button according to the following options:

    • Top - The close button vertical adjustment is in relation to the top side of the player.
    • Bottom - The close button vertical adjustment is in relation to the bottom side of the player.
    Horizontal alignment

    Select the horizontal alignment position of the close button according to the following options:

    • Right- The close button 'horizontalAdjust' position is measured in relation to the right side of the player.
    • Left- The close button 'horizontalAdjust' position is measured in relation to the left side of the player.
    Vertical adjust Enter a numeric value in pixels that represents the vertical position value in relation to the selected 'verticalAlignment' definition (pixels from top/bottom). 
    Horizontal adjust Enter a numeric value in pixels that represents the horizontal position value in relation to the selected 'horizontalAlignment' definition (pixels from right/left). 
    Close button text

    Enter any character or word that will be used to represent the text of the close button.

    Example: "X" or "Close" etc.

    Font

    Enter a CSS3 compliant font size and type to customize the font in the close button.

    Example: "17px, verdana".

    Note: multiple CSS attributes should be comma separated.

    Color

    Enter a valid hexadecimal color code preceded by a pound symbol “#” to define the close button character's color.

    Example: "#2B2B2B".

    Hover color

    Enter a valid hexadecimal color code preceded by a pound symbol "#" to define the color of the close button when hovering over the close button character.

    Example: "#FFFFFF".

    Close at end

    Selecting this slider will cause the player to automatically close after the advertisement has completed its playback. If this slider has not been selected, the player will continue to be displayed.

    Fade in

    Selecting this slider will cause the player to appear using a gradual fade in effect and not appear suddenly.

    Expand when in view

    Click on this field and select when the outstream player should appear according to the following options:

    • when_in_view - Selecting this option will expand the outstream player only when the in-view percent setting is reached as defined in the 'BASIC INFO' tab 'PLAYBACK' area.

    • ad-ready - Selecting this option will expand the outstream player only when an advertisement is ready to playback. This option is only relevant for outstream players that have been assigned an Ad Set or Custom Ad Engine.

    • content_is_ready -  Selecting this option will expand the outstream player only when a content video is ready for playback. This option is only relevant when a playlist or video has been assigned  to this 


  7. Click on 'SAVE'. Your Outstream player is saved and ready for embedding.
  8. When finished, please see Outstream Player Tag Embedding Options
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