Video player requirements

All video players must provide capabilities that the manifest server relies on to insert ads and to enable ad tracking.

To use the Primetime ad insertion API, a video player must satisfy the following:

  • Can track playhead position as content is played back.

  • Can request tracking URLs at the times specified.

  • Runs on a device platform that supports HLS v3 or later, including:

    • PTS discontinuities as marked by EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY tags
    • EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY-SEQUENCE
    • EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATE-TIME
    • EXT-X-START
  • Runs on a platform that supports HTTP redirects and parsing JSON.

  • Web-based players must run on platforms that supports CORS.

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