Show a Video Ad in a Self-Hosted JW Player

This page is an example of using Prebid Video with a specific player. For a general guide to showing video ads with Prebid.js, see Show Video Ads with DFP.

This page contains:

  • Setting up JW Player to dynamically play ads.
  • Using a self-hosted player.
  • Dynamically insert a preroll ad into JW Player.

Player-specific notes

  • You must have the correct JW Player license that allows you to play advertising.
  • For documentation on the different methods of embedding JW Player on your site, see Embedding With JW Player.
  • For this example we will be using method 3, a self-hosted player with JW Platform hosted content.
  • To see an example using the cloud-hosted player, see Show a Video Ad in a Cloud Hosted JW Player.
  • No matter what embedding method you choose to use, you must follow the custom embed instructions. You cannot use the single-line embed.


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Troubleshooting Common Issues

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