Last update: 2023-10-02

When playback reaches an ad break, passes an ad break, or ends in an ad break, TVSDK defines some default behavior for the positioning of the current playhead.


You can override the default behavior by using the AdPolicySelector class.

The default behavior varies, depending on whether the user passes the ad break during normal playback or by seeking in a video or repositioning it with fast forward or rewind (trick play).

You can customize ad playback behavior in the following ways:

  • Save the position where the user stopped watching the video and resume playing at the same position in a future session.

  • If an ad break is presented to the user, display no additional ads for a number of minutes, even if the user seeks to a new position.

  • If the content fails to play after a few minutes, restart the stream or fail over to a different source for the same content.

    On the failover playback session, to allow the user to skip ads and resume to the previous failed position, you can disable pre-roll and/or mid-roll ads. TVSDK provides methods to enable skipping pre-roll and mid-roll ads.

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