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I’ve been working in XML for the better part of the last year and I recently went to embed an Ooyala video in one of my pages. At first the whole process wouldn’t work, my processor wouldn’t recognize <embed> or <script> tags due to DITA not accepting those tags. My page actually broke a couple times when I went to build an HTML output.
So after some experimentation and massaging my code I eventually found a way to do it. Granted, the embed will only work in IE and Chrome, but it still works!
Step 1: Getting all the Required Information
#0 Open a text file, you’ll need it for info you’ll need to pull from Backlot
#1 Login to Backlot
#2 Click the Manage Tab
#3 Click the video you want
#4 Copy the Flash(HTTPS) embed code for the video and paste it into the text file
IMPORTANT: You need to pick the width and height you want and make sure that you get the Flash(HTTPS) embed. This work around won’t work with the HTML embed.
#5 Copy the contentId and paste it into the text file with some kind of marker so you know that it is the contentId
#6 Copy the playerId and paste it into the text file with some kind of marker so you know that it is the playerId
Step 2: Getting the embed into XML
#1 Open up your XML file
#2 Paste in the Flash(HTTPS) embed
It should look like:
<param name="movie" value="https://player.ooyala.
<param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" />
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />
<param name="flashvars" value="embedType=
#3 Copy in this example code under the Flash embed
<object outputclass="video" width="600" height="400" type="application/x-shockwave-
<param name="contentId" value="
<param name="playerId" value="
<param name="id" value="ooyalaPlayer_15429120_
<param name="frameborder" value="0"/>
<param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"/>
<param name="align" value="middle"/>
<param name="play" value="true"/>
<param name="loop" value="false"/>
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/>
<param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>
<param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.adobe.com/
#4 Format your Flash embed to match the example
#5 Delete the example code
You’re good to go!
Just a heads up, my example code uses %26 instead of & because my XML processor won't accept &. So if your code has & you may want to replace them with %26
Attached to this article are the feed templates you can use to create your master and category universal feeds for intergrating with Amazon's Web App Starter Kit for Amazon Fire TV.Read more...
We are excited to announce support for Amazon Fire TV Web App Starter Kit, which allows you to quickly and easily syndicate content to the Amazon Fire TV line of devices with Ooyala.