Prebid Video | Instream Example with VideoJS

An example of an instream pre-roll ad using Prebid.js and VideoJS.

Important: This example uses a test version of Prebid.js hosted on our CDN that is not recommended for production use. It includes all available adapters. Production implementations should build from source or customize the build using the Download page to make sure only the necessary bidder adapters are included.

Warning: Do not forget to exchange the placementId in the code examples with your own placementId!

Place this code in the page header.


<script async src="//acdn.adnxs.com/prebid/not-for-prod/1/prebid.js"></script>
<!-- use recent version of videojs to ensure proper functioning with the iOS devices -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/video.js/6.4.0/video-js.css">
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/video.js/6.4.0/video.js"></script>
<!-- videojs-vast-vpaid -->
<link href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/videojs-vast-vpaid/2.0.2/videojs.vast.vpaid.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/videojs-vast-vpaid/2.0.2/videojs_5.vast.vpaid.min.js"></script>

<script>
    var pbjs = pbjs || {};
    pbjs.que = pbjs.que || [];


    /* Prebid video ad unit */

    var videoAdUnit = {
        code: 'video1',
        mediaTypes: {
            video: {
                playerSize: [640, 480],
                context: 'instream'
            }
        },
        bids: [{
            bidder: 'appnexus',
            params: {
                placementId: 13232361,
                video: {
                    skippable: true,
                    playback_method: ['auto_play_sound_off']
                }
            }
        }]
    };

    pbjs.que.push(function() {
        pbjs.addAdUnits(videoAdUnit);

        pbjs.setConfig({
            debug: true,
            cache: {
                url: 'https://prebid.adnxs.com/pbc/v1/cache'
            }
        });

        pbjs.requestBids({
            bidsBackHandler: function(bids) {
                var videoUrl = pbjs.adServers.dfp.buildVideoUrl({
                    adUnit: videoAdUnit,
                    params: {
                        iu: '/19968336/prebid_cache_video_adunit',
                        cust_params: {
                            section: 'blog',
                            anotherKey: 'anotherValue'
                        },
                        output: 'vast'
                    }
                });
                invokeVideoPlayer(videoUrl);
            }
        });
    });

</script>    


Place this code in the page body.


<div class="example-video-container">
	<video id="vid1" class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-big-play-centered" controls data-setup='{}' width='640' height='480'>
		<source src="http://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.mp4" type='video/mp4'/>
		<source src="http://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.webm" type='video/webm'/>
		<source src="http://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.ogv" type='video/ogg'/>
	</video>
</div>
        

<script>
    var page_load_time;

    page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
    console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- Player loading!");

    var vid1 = videojs('vid1');

    page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
    console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- Player loaded!");

    function invokeVideoPlayer(url) {

        page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
        console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- Prebid VAST url = " + url);

        /* Access the player instance by calling `videojs()` and passing
           in the player's ID. Add a `ready` listener to make sure the
           player is ready before interacting with it. */

        videojs("vid1").ready(function() {

            page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
            console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- Player is ready!");

            /* PASS SETTINGS TO VAST PLUGIN

               Pass in a JSON object to the player's `vastClient` (defined
               by the VAST/VPAID plugin we're using). The requires an
               `adTagUrl`, which will be the URL returned by Prebid. You
               can view all the options available for the `vastClient`
               here:

               https://github.com/MailOnline/videojs-vast-vpaid#options */

            var player = this;
            var vastAd = player.vastClient({
                adTagUrl: url,
                playAdAlways: true,
                verbosity: 4,
                vpaidFlashLoaderPath: "https://github.com/MailOnline/videojs-vast-vpaid/blob/RELEASE/bin/VPAIDFlash.swf?raw=true",
                autoplay: true
            });

            page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
            console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- Prebid VAST tag inserted!");

            player.muted(true);
            player.play();

            page_load_time = new Date().getTime() - performance.timing.navigationStart;
            console.log(page_load_time + "ms -- invokeVideoPlayer complete!");

        });
    }

</script>