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Occasional Advisor
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Registered: ‎10-21-2016
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Pulse & Inventory

Hi Community,

 

With Pulse, starting a session with linearPlaybackPositions will retrieve the prerolls/midrolls/postrolls if there are any, which causes the inventory to decrease even if an ad hasn't be played.

 

Is this a correct way of doing ? Shouldn't we load the prerolls, then the midrolls, then the postrolls at the good moments so our inventory won't be messed up ?

 

If yes, then I guess there is not mecanism to regulate the inventory ?

If no, what is the best way to correctly load the needed rolls ?

 

Thank you :)

Regards, Vincent.


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Ooyala Alumni (Retired)
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Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: Pulse & Inventory

Hi,

if you want to change the metadata for the midroll. You should not request for midrolls in the intial session request using insertionPointFilter.

You should do session extension then to extend the session with a midroll with new metadata.

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Ooyala Alumni (Retired)
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Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: Pulse & Inventory

Pulse SDK does only report on inventory at the time of the ad break, so inventory will not be messed up even though the direct booked ads are requested in the beginning of the sesison. 

If you have 3rd party campaigns booked in pulse these VAST URLs will be requested just in time for the break if the Pulse account is enabled for Lazy loading, to not mess up 3rd party inventory.

 

Occasional Advisor
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Re: Pulse & Inventory

Hi Axel,

 

Nice to have a fast answer ! Thanks.

 

We would like to refresh the contentMeta tags for each midroll break.

 

How could we achieve this if the ads are already booked in the beginning of the session ?

Do we need to extend the session at each linearPlaybackPositions ?

 

Thanks,

Vincent.

Ooyala Alumni (Retired)
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: Pulse & Inventory

Hi,

if you want to change the metadata for the midroll. You should not request for midrolls in the intial session request using insertionPointFilter.

You should do session extension then to extend the session with a midroll with new metadata.

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Occasional Advisor
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Registered: ‎10-21-2016

Re: Pulse & Inventory

Thanks for the support :)

 

Good day,

Vincent.