Getting Started – Free

Getting started using IVA’s Free Trailer API is fast and easy. Best of all it is free! This document takes you through the steps needed to get the data for the video asset, and then shows you the embed code to use to play a trailer.

Step 1: Get a Developer ID

If you have not done so already please sign up for a free developer account. This will allow you to access all of IVA’s meta data and information about the trailers.

Note: Non-subscribers are limited to 500 data calls per hour. This does NOT affect how many videos you can play.

Step 2: Get the Data

IVA’s OData API is our newest data API. Read the documentation and review the examples to learn how to find the information you need to support the video assets you want. Every video asset in our database has a unique Published ID that you will need to pass into the embed code to play the video.

Example: List of movies with DVD/Blu-ray release dates after a certain date$filter=((cast(ReleaseTypeId,'Edm.Int32')) eq 2) and (ReleaseDate gt datetime'2011-10-18T00:00:00')&developerid={your-id}

Step 3: Embed the Video

Read the documentation on the Free Trailer API. This takes you through embedding the video on your site. Below is an example of an embed code that you can use on your website or blog using the Published ID that we described in Step 2. Replace the Published ID in the code below to play any video in our library. For more information on the player and options please refer to the Free Trailer API documentation.


<iframe src="//;options=false&amp;autostart=false&amp;playlist=none&amp;width=400&amp;height=300" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>