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Adventurist
Level 8

Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

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.

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Baradanikto
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Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

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.

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AaronMSpelling
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Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

so ..........  every 5 minute will not work , if i remember correctly Roku  has a min 7 minute gap requirement , and as @Baradanikto  said you need to define ad breaks in your json feed , without those you will have ads only at the beginning of your videos.

 

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Adventurist
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Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

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?

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AaronMSpelling
Level 13

Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

you dont have to do anything with the feed  , you need to ad the  ad breaks into the feed  , for every video you have in the feed and you want ads on.

i dont think that you can if you use the Vimeo feed.

i dont use that so  i dont know , but what i know is that you cannot really do anything in / with a Vimeo feed. But you can ask Vimeo support about it , they might allow it and / or have a solution.

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37mediagroup
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Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

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

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Adventurist
Level 8

Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

Thank you - I assume this needs to be added to every video in the feed?

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AaronMSpelling
Level 13

Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

that is correct 

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Adventurist
Level 8

Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

I think I will need to import the videos into the website from Vimeo:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smart-tv/

This way I can alter the feed (I believe) and add custom categories (which Vimeo does not seem to offer anymore).

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AaronMSpelling
Level 13

Re: Channel Monitization via Ad Manager creating Ad Server URL

you can find way better options than that wp plugin, @Baradanikto  has a free software you can download 

( i think the link is in his signature) or many other proper ways  to build and manage a json feed ...

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