How to Integrate Your Ad Network and Manage Ad Insertion

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You can integrate a wide variety of ad servers and ad networks directly with your Dacast video player. Simply use your server or ad network account credentials and set this up in your Dacast account

This is made possible by player API.

Compatibility

Dacast’s default player supports Pre-Roll ads using any VAST 2 and VAST 3, VPAID, VMAP ad networks and ad servers (as well as Double Click).

You can directly insert ad link using the account dashboard, and your embedded player will automatically include the new ads

How to Use Ad Insertion on Your Account

STEP 1: Click on the “Engagement” tab for the content of your choice. You will be redirected to the interactions page, where the ads can be edited and placed. Follow the steps on the illustration below.

Dacast Ad Insertion - Integrate your ad network directly from your account dashboard

STEP 2: Clicking on the “New Ad” button at the bottom right will give you the option to add the ad URL from your ad server or ad network. You can also select the placement of your ads within your video content (Pre-roll/Mid-roll, Post Roll). Click “Save” afterwards:

Ad Insertion - New Add placement

STEP 3: Once you have done so, you can click on the “Preview” button to make sure the ad has been inserted correctly.

If an error has occurred, you will see an error message on the preview as shown below:

Ad Insertion - New Add placement error message 

Tip: If you are having issues, clear your cached image and files.

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4 thoughts on “How to Integrate Your Ad Network and Manage Ad Insertion

  1. Mustafa Hawa says:

    1.) Do you have a macro which returns a random number/timestamp as this is required for most vast/vpaid/vmap ad requests?
    2.) Is there a macro which will pass in the video content ID being played?
    3.) Is there a macro for video content duration as this helps manage ad rules?
    4.) Do you support including midroll ads dynamically?

    Thanks
    Mus

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