How to Configure the Fallback Extra

Applying a Player Extra

The Fallback Extra replaces the player with an alternative unit if there is no video ad fulfillment. These alternatives can be either display or player units.  The default logic and use case for this extra is to provide a custom HTML code that will replace the Player for an unfilled preroll advertisement opportunity.  A common use case is to inject a display advertisement in place of the Player when there is no fulfillment for a preroll advertisement; therefore, not moving on to play the actual video content within the player (a true fallback).

Note: To use this Extra successfully, a Playlist must be inserted into the player. Otherwise, please use Terminating Extra.





Setting the Fallback Extra

Example: http://demo.vidible.tv/demo-fallback-extra/
For further details, see Applying Extras Using the Player Wizard Extras Tab.

Field Name  Description
Name

Enter a name for the required extra.

Recommendation: We suggest entering a name for the extra after you have selected the required option in the 'Extra' field (see below).

Extra

Click on this field and select 'Fallback Module ' from the select extra window.

Location
  • X - This field can be ignored.
  • Y - This field can be ignored.
  • Width - This field can be ignored.
  • Height - This field can be ignored.
HTML

Enter the HTML that will run in place of your player if no ad is returned.

Example: <iframe width=”|playerWidth|” height=”|playerHeight|” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/|meta:rssvideoid|/feature=player_detailpage” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Note: HTML Tags must be included such as <iframe> and <script>
Note: HTML Tags can contain any valid HTML.

midrollEnabled

Select the value 'True' or 'False'.  If value is true - Fallback logic will occur against unfilled midroll opportunities.  If left false, the logic will only occur against unfilled preroll opportunities.

This is essentially an override for those who wish NOT to use this logic in combination with pre-rolls.

Note: midrollEnabled is false by default.
Note: Midrolls must be configured in the player. For further details, see Applying Ad Settings to the Ads Tab

Note: For further details, see Ad Response Timeout Logic

skipAdCycles

Enter the value from 0 and up to define the number of ad opportunities allowed before the fallback logic will occur.

Important! (For Ad Only Players): When using an "Ad Only" player you must enter a value of 0 (zero) as the player only has 1 pre-roll Ad Opportunity in this case.

Important! (For Regular content players): When using a regular player (with one or more videos), 

  • Example (value set to 0): 1 ad opportunity will occur whether filled or unfilled.When the last Ad in the pod fails, the Fallback logic will occur.
  • Example (value set to 1): 2 ad opportunity will occur whether filled or unfilled, if the 2nd ad opportunity is unfilled the Fallback logic will occur.

  • Example (value set to 2): 3 ad opportunity will occur whether filled or unfilled, if the 2nd ad opportunity is unfilled the Fallback logic will occur.
iframeWrap

Select the value 'True' or 'False' to indicate whether or not the HTML is wrapped inside an iframe.


Note: The default is true.

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