Welcome to IVA Documentation!
Our documentation pages provide you with the information you need to get the most from our service. The menu on the left of this page points to articles on every facet of putting trailers on your site. Use the menu to jump quickly to the subject you need.
There are two basic steps to putting trailers onto your site: 1. Get the data about the title you want along with its Published ID. 2. Get the video for that title and put it into a player (either yours or ours.) Of course there's much more you can do after those steps, from adding social media to shopping, but it all starts with the trailers.
1. Get the data. Our OData API 1.0 is a cloud-based web service that you use to access our data. The OData API returns robust metadata that gets you all the information you need to work with our video assets. Documentation on the OData API 1.0 can be found via the menu at the left. The OData API is easy to learn and use, and capable of highly targeted queries. Our Data API 2.0 is a legacy API used by some existing subscribers, and we maintain the documentation in case they need to look up information about this API. There are no future enhancements planned for Data API 2.0, and this API will eventually be phased out as more and more of our subscribers discover the advantages of using OData. So whether you're using our Free Trailer API or have a paid subscription, start with the documentation on getting the data. It will get you to the Published IDs you'll need to embed a video on your site.
2. Get the video. Some of you will be using our Free Trailer API, some will build a custom player as part of a subscription, and some of you will use a player of your own. If you're using our Free Trailer API read the documentation on the Free Trailer API Player. If you're using our player with a subscription you can customize it with your own look and feel. Go to Media Manager and review creating a custom player. If you are using your own player, read the documentation called "Video API' which will show you how to create a direct link to the video assets for your player.
Additional Services Of course, there's a lot more that you can do through IVA. We have a number of popular ready-to-use playlists from which to choose. Subscription customers can create their own custom lists in Media Manager. Looking to generate some revenue from retail affiliate programs? Be sure to read about our Shopping API. Subscription customers should check out all the plug-ins available in Media Manager. There's one for advertising networks to help you monetize your site. Connect to popular social media like Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you want to offer trailers in HD. Have your own proprietary content? Media Manager let's subscription customers store it (no charge), browse it and access it. Need an image resized? Our newest service, the Custom Stills Service let's you get just the size you need for your site.
That's it! See? We said it was easy!
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