Welcome Tribune Media Services Customers! Welcome to IVA! Tribune Media Services (TMS) and IVA have partnered to make integrating trailers into
your site as easy as 1,2,3. This page will walk you through making a link
to a video.
Step 1: Get your credentials
When you are ready, please contact our Sales team about an account. Make sure that you get the following information before continuing on.
Please keep this information in a safe
place as you will need it to access content at IVA.
- Customer ID ( this is your comany's account number)
- Security Token ( do not share this with anyone outside your organization)
- Access to data feeds (FTP)
Step 2: Get the data
TMS and IVA have worked together to provide a feed that will be updated once daily Monday - Friday and made available to TMS customers. This feed will include all the meta data you will need, including IVA's Published ID and matching TMS ID. Please contact sales for access to these feeds and read through the TMS Data Dictionary to understand all the fields contained in this feed.
Step 3: Video
There are two ways to get the video on your site now that you have ingested the data. The first option is to use the Video API to create links to the content for use inside your own player. The second option is to create a custom player inside Media Manager and use that on your web site or application.
Now that you have ingested all the data you can build the links to the video. To do so you will need the following information:
- Customer number.
- Secret token.
- Videokbrate - chosen from the available encodes.
- Published ID of the video.
In the example below we will assume that you will be using the cmd=6 and fmt=4 parameters. For more information on those please see the full Video API documentation. This example shows how to properly join your secret token along with your URL to be hashed. Customers are required to do an MD5 hash of the Secret Token + URL as a security measure to prevent deep linking to the content. The e parameter is a time to live for the link and is the Unix time for when the link should expire. IVA recommends that you generate these links on the fly and keep the time to live as short as possible ( 10 - 30 min). It is important to note that you need to append the secret token to the front of the URL and lower case the whole string.
Secret Token = 1234
Code to Generate Hash = MD5(lcase(1234http://www.videodetective.net/player.aspx?customerId=18088&cmd=6&fmt=4&videokbrate=750&publishedid=1757&e=1171159092))
Hash = c13c876ea56c6124cba712c050a7ae69
Finished URL = http://www.videodetective.net/player.aspx?customerId=18088&cmd=6&fmt=4&videokbrate=750&publishedid=1757&e=1171159092&h=c13c876ea56c6124cba712c050a7ae69
For more information, including a full description of all the parameters and creating
the hash code please see this page: http://www.internetvideoarchive.com/IVA/Support/documentation/video/Video-API
IVA's Cross Platform v5 Player
Setting up a custom player is very simple and can be done inside of Media Manager. For more information on this and to see what options are available for the player, please read the documentation. IVA's Cross Platform v5 player is a flash player with built-in support for HTML5. This means it will play in just about any browser with or without flash installed. Once you create a player you will be able to generate an embed code. You can use that code anywhere and just replace the Published ID to play different IVA videos. There is no need to generate links because the player will do it for you.
We look forward to working with you! Should you have any questions please
feel free to check out our forums or email our Support Team. Thanks for choosing Tribune Media Services and IVA!
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