Advanced Player Options in Twitter Cards
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Using a special page from Ooyala, you can create a Player URL to embed a video in Twitter's Player Card, including all available Ooyala player options.
. . . <meta name="twitter:player" content="https://player.ooyala.com/tframe.html?embedCode=videoID&pbid=playerID"/> . . .
Syntax for Advanced Player OptionsExamine the following URL syntax. You can construct this URL to use as the value of the content attribute for Twitter's twitter:player <meta> tag shown above.
Note:The lines below have been broken for readability; in actual use, be sure to put this all on a single line.
https://player.ooyala.com/tframe.html? ec=embedcode &pbid=player_branding_id &platform=platform &options[optionname]=value&options[optionname]=value..."
|Parameter||Description of Value|
|ec or embedCode||The Ooyala embed code (asset or content ID) for the desired video.|
|pbid||A "player branding ID" (or simply "player ID") for a player you have defined in Ooyala Backlot.|
|platform||Any of the defined values for the platform parameter detailed at Player V3 Query String Parameters (Deprecated), such as flash or html5-fallback|
|options||Standard Ooyala player runtime options, described in the next section. The optionames of nested passthrough parameters (for instance, ad manager parameters) are in dotted notation of the form parameter.subparameter, like ad-manager.url. Values must be URL-encoded.|
Passing Embedded Parameters to the Player in a tframeStandard Ooyala player syntax allows you to specify certain runtime arguments as the third argument on the player invocation (sometimes called the "options hash"), such as autoplay:true, initialTime:122, and other options detailed at Embedded Parameters and Ads Embedded Parameters.
With Ooyala's tframe.html you can pass the same embedded parameters with the options attribute. You can repeat the &options attribute and values as many times as you like. The only limit is the maximum length of a URL.
According to the syntax above, the options attributes look like the following.
https://player.ooyala.com/tframe.html? ec=embedcode &pbid=player_branding_id &platform=platform &options[autoplay]=true&options[initialTime]=122
Possible "Ooyala Exception: Invalid query parameter" ErrorsIf your parameters for tframe.html are not correctly formatted or constructed, you will see the following error message, and the player will not load:
Ooyala Exception: Invalid query parameter
Check your syntax carefully to eliminate this problem before you attempt to go into production with your Twitter Player Card.