I am using Google Ads Manager to advertise on a Direct Publishing account. My VAST publisher tag works but only 1 video is playing at the beginning of each video. I want the ads to play every 5 minutes. I used "vpos=midroll&videoad_start_delay=300000" , but this has no effect. I am thinking there may be other errors in my tag. Can someone assist as I don't see how to create this in Google Ad Manager.
If you're using Direct Publisher, and, you've developed a JSON feed file, you should be specifying ad breaks within the 'Content' object of the feed.
Do you have a source for how to break up the json feed?
I assume that cannot be done right through the Vimeo feed, but I will have to redirect it to a website and do that there?
As stated the coding for the ad break times need to be included into the json feed, within the 'content' section, like so:
adBreaks: ["00:15:00", "00:30:00", "00:45:00"],
Otherwise by default I think Roku just makes pre-roll an ad break. Not sure if it can be added into a Vimeo feed or if you can manually adjust their feeds. Otherwise, could you just copy & paste the code and host it elsewhere, then simply add the code in.
You can read more about it here (also CTRL+F search for 'adbreaks' elsewhere) and yes they do need to be 7 minutes apart https://developer.roku.com/docs/specs/direct-publisher-feed-specs/json-dp-spec.md#content-properties
I think I will need to import the videos into the website from Vimeo:
This way I can alter the feed (I believe) and add custom categories (which Vimeo does not seem to offer anymore).
Which ad server are you using?
On SpotX page you will find "Example of a properly formatted and complete connected TV ad request to SpotX":