Welcome to IVA! Baseline 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 to set up a test account for IVA’s Trailer Service. Make sure that you get the following information before continuing on.
- 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)
Note: Please keep this information in a safe place as you will need it to access content at IVA.
Step 2: Get the data
Baseline and IVA have worked together to provide a feed that will be updated weekly and made available to Baseline customers. This feed will include all the meta data you will need, including IVA’s Published ID and matching Baseline ID. Please contact your Baseline Representative for access to this feed and read through the Baseline Data Dictionary to understand all the fields contained in this feed.
Reference: Baseline Data Dictionary
Step 3: Video
Now that you have ingested the data, use the Video API to create links to the content for use in your own player. IVA suggests having a procedure that dynamically generates the URL on the fly.
To construct a valid video API call 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.
For a Secret Token of 1234, the pseudo-code necessary to generate a hash is as follows:
The Hash returned would be c13c876ea56c6124cba712c050a7ae69.
For more information, including a full description of all the parameters and creating the hash code please see this page: VIDEO API
We look forward to working with you! Should you have any questions please feel free to email our Support Team. Thanks for choosing Baseline and IVA!