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Embedding your live or on-demand video player

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2014 10:16AM EST
The Arcus Streaming Service allows you to embed your customized live or on-demand players into your own webpages or other sites. The code uses an iframe to deliver the player from Discover Video's servers into your page with a simple piece of HTML code.

To embed your live player, click on the Live Players link in the Discover Video account management site at http://dv2.discovervideo.com. Select Edit next to the player template you wish to embed. From here, you can edit setting such as title, description, player look and feel, and behavior to make the player look and behave the way you want it to in the embedded page. You can also choose whether to include a chat questions form with the player to allow viewers to submit comments and/or questions.

Once the live player is configured the way you want it, click the Submit Changes button to save the template settings as entered. You can view the player with these settings by clicking the Flash Viewer button below the Submit Changes button to open the player in a new window. If the player does not open in a new window, check to be sure your browser is not blocking pop-up windows.

Once you are satisfied with the look and feel of your live video player, copy the Flash Embed code at the bottom of the page. This is your code to embed into another website.

To embed a video on-demand player, the process is the same. The video on-demand player templates can be edited by going to the VOD Players link under Video On-Demand in the Discover Video account management site.

It is worth noting that one live player template and one video on-demand template is always selected as the default template for that type of content in your account. In the embed code, you will see a querystring in the source URL that says "player=" with a number after it. The number is the ID of the player template. If you do not include this querystring, it will default to the default template for that type of content (live or on-demand). This is particularly useful to know when dealing with on-demand videos. When you edit an on-demand video in the page found from the VOD Content link under Video On-Demand, you will see an embed code for that specific video at the bottom of the edit page (after clicking edit on that video). This specific embed code does not designate what player template to use. You can designate a template by adding the querystring "&player=" with the ID number of the player template, or you can leave it as is and the embed code will deliver whichever VOD player template is set as the default for your account.

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