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. First, get the data about the title you want along with its Published ID. Next, 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 advertising, but it all starts with the trailers.
- Get the data. Are you working with one of our preferred data providers? Check out our Data Integration page to see if there is specific instructions based on your data provider. If you are not working with a data provider or are working with one not on our list then you will need to use our OData 2.0 API to match titles and video assets. Our OData API 2.0 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 2.0 can be found via the menu at the left. The OData API is easy to learn and use, and capable of highly targeted queries. 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.
- 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.
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. 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? Try our Custom Stills Service that let’s you get just the size still you need for your site.
That’s it! See? We said it was easy!