Migrating from the standalone Media SDK to Adobe Launch - Android

Configuration

Standalone Media SDK

In the standalone Media SDK, you configure tracking in the app, and pass it to
the SDK when you create the tracker.

MediaHeartbeatConfig config = new MediaHeartbeatConfig();
config.trackingServer = "namespace.hb.omtrdc.net";
config.channel = "sample-channel";
config.appVersion = "v2.0.0";
config.ovp = "video-provider"; 
config.playerName = "native-player";
config.ssl = true;
config.debugLogging = true;

MediaHeartbeat tracker = new MediaHeartbeat(... , config);

Launch Extension

  1. In Experience Platform Launch, click the Extensions tab for your
    mobile property.
  2. On the Catalog tab, locate the Adobe Media Analytics for Audio
    and Video extension, and click Install.
  3. In the extension settings page, configure the tracking parameters.
    The Media extension will use the configured parameters for tracking.

Using Mobile Extensions

Tracker Creation

Standalone Media SDK

In the standalone Media SDK you manually create the MediaHeartbeatConfig object
and configure the tracking parameters. Implement the delegate interface exposing
getQoSObject() and getCurrentPlaybackTime()functions.
Create a MediaHeartbeat instance for tracking.

MediaHeartbeatConfig config = new MediaHeartbeatConfig();
config.trackingServer = "namespace.hb.omtrdc.net";
config.channel = "sample-channel";
config.appVersion = "v2.0";
config.ovp = "video-provider"; 
config.playerName = "native-player";
config.ssl = true;
config.debugLogging = true;

MediaHeartbeatDelegate delegate = new MediaHeartbeatDelegate() {
    @Override 
    public MediaObject getQoSObject() {
        // When called should return the latest qos values.
        return MediaHeartbeat.createQoSObject(<bitrate>,  
                                              <startupTime>,  
                                              <fps>,  
                                              <droppedFrames>); 
    } 

    @Override 
    public Double getCurrentPlaybackTime() { 
        // When called should return the current player time in seconds.
        return <currentPlaybackTime>; 
    }

    MediaHeartbeat tracker = new MediaHeartbeat(delegate, config);
}

Launch Extension

Media API reference - Create a Media Tracker

Before you create the tracker, you should register the media extension and
dependent extensions with the mobile core.

// Register the extension once during app launch
try {
    // Media needs Identity and Analytics extension 
    // to function properly
    Identity.registerExtension();
    Analytics.registerExtension();

    // Initialize media extension.
    Media.registerExtension();                
    MobileCore.start(new AdobeCallback () {
        @Override
        public void call(Object o) {
            // Launch mobile property to pick extension settings.
            MobileCore.configureWithAppID("LAUNCH_MOBILE_PROPERTY");
        }
    });
} catch (InvalidInitException ex) {
    ...
}

Once you register the media extension, create the tracker using the following API.
The tracker automatically picks the configuration from the configured launch property.

Media.createTracker(new AdobeCallback<MediaTracker>() {
    @Override
    public void call(MediaTracker tracker) {
        // Use the instance for tracking media.
    }
});

Updating Playhead and Quality of Experience values.

Standalone Media SDK

In the standalone Media SDK, you pass a delegate object that implements the
MediaHeartbeartDelegate interface during tracker creation. The implementation
should return the latest QoE and playhead whenever the tracker calls the
getQoSObject() and getCurrentPlaybackTime() interface methods.

Launch Extension

The implementation should update the current player playhead by calling the
updateCurrentPlayhead method exposed by the tracker. For accurate tracking
you should call this method at least once per second.

Media API reference - Update Current Player

The implementation should update the QoE information by calling the updateQoEObject
method exposed by the tracker. We expect this method to be called whenever there
is a change in the quality metrics.

Media API reference - Update QoE Object

Passing standard media / ad metadata

Standalone Media SDK

  • Standard Media Metadata:

    MediaObject mediaInfo = 
      MediaHeartbeat.createMediaObject("media-name", 
                                       "media-id", 
                                       60D, 
                                       MediaHeartbeat.StreamType.VOD, 
                                       MediaHeartbeat.MediaType.Video);
    
    // Standard metadata keys provided by adobe.
    Map <String, String> standardVideoMetadata = 
      new HashMap<String, String>(); 
    standardVideoMetadata.put(MediaHeartbeat.VideoMetadataKeys.EPISODE, 
                              "Sample Episode"); 
    standardVideoMetadata.put(MediaHeartbeat.VideoMetadataKeys.SHOW, 
                              "Sample Show"); 
    standardVideoMetadata.put(MediaHeartbeat.VideoMetadataKeys.SEASON, 
                              "Sample Season"); 
    mediaInfo.setValue(MediaHeartbeat.MediaObjectKey.StandardMediaMetadata, 
                       standardVideoMetadata);
    
    // Custom metadata keys
    HashMap<String, String> mediaMetadata = new HashMap<String, String>();
    mediaMetadata.put("isUserLoggedIn", "false");
    mediaMetadata.put("tvStation", "Sample TV Station");
    tracker.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo, mediaMetadata);
    
  • Standard Ad Metadata:

    MediaObject adInfo = 
      MediaHeartbeat.createAdObject("ad-name", 
                                    "ad-id", 
                                    1L, 
                                    15D);
    
    // Standard metadata keys provided by adobe.
    Map <String, String> standardAdMetadata = 
      new HashMap<String, String>(); 
    standardAdMetadata.put(MediaHeartbeat.AdMetadataKeys.ADVERTISER, 
                           "Sample Advertiser"); 
    standardAdMetadata.put(MediaHeartbeat.AdMetadataKeys.CAMPAIGN_ID, 
                           "Sample Campaign"); 
    adInfo.setValue(MediaHeartbeat.MediaObjectKey.StandardAdMetadata, 
                    standardAdMetadata); 
    
    HashMap<String, String> adMetadata = 
      new HashMap<String, String>();
    adMetadata.put("affiliate", 
                   "Sample affiliate");
    
    tracker.trackEvent(MediaHeartbeat.Event.AdStart, 
                       adObject, 
                       adMetadata);
    

Launch Extension

  • Standard Media Metadata:

    HashMap<String, Object> mediaObject = 
      Media.createMediaObject("media-name", 
                              "media-id", 
                              60D, 
                              MediaConstants.StreamType.VOD, 
                              Media.MediaType.Video);
    
    HashMap<String, String> mediaMetadata = 
      new HashMap<String, String>();
    
    // Standard metadata keys provided by adobe.
    mediaMetadata.put(MediaConstants.VideoMetadataKeys.EPISODE, 
                      "Sample Episode");
    mediaMetadata.put(MediaConstants.VideoMetadataKeys.SHOW, 
                      "Sample Show");
    
    // Custom metadata keys
    mediaMetadata.put("isUserLoggedIn", "false");
    mediaMetadata.put("tvStation", "Sample TV Station");
    
    tracker.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo, mediaMetadata);
    
  • Standard Ad Metadata:

    HashMap<String, Object> adObject = 
      Media.createAdObject("ad-name", 
                           "ad-id", 
                           1L, 
                           15D);
    HashMap<String, String> adMetadata = 
      new HashMap<String, String>();
    
    // Standard metadata keys provided by adobe.
    adMetadata.put(MediaConstants.AdMetadataKeys.ADVERTISER, 
                   "Sample Advertiser");
    adMetadata.put(MediaConstants.AdMetadataKeys.CAMPAIGN_ID, 
                   "Sample Campaign");
    
    // Custom metadata keys
    adMetadata.put("affiliate", 
                   "Sample affiliate");
    _tracker.trackEvent(Media.Event.AdStart, 
                        adObject, 
                        adMetadata);
    

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