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Last updated: 18 Oct 2019 / 4:59 PM / GMT

In the following guide, you’ll learn how to create an Ooyala asset.
Before you continue, make sure you’ve connected your InPlayer and Ooyala accounts. You can learn how to do that here.


Creating the asset

Log into your InPlayer dashboard and from the navigation bar on the left, click the Assets icon.

Click on .

Select the Video asset type.

Enter a Name for your asset. This will be the name of the asset in your InPlayer Dashboard. The customers won’t see this.

Click .

Under Choose pricing type, choose the login type for the asset.

    1. If Register / Login is needed for access is enabled, the customers will have to register an account before they can access the content.
      With this login type, the following two pricing types are available:

      • Paid – where the customers will have to register an account and then pay so they can see the content.
      • Data Capture – where the customers will have to register an account, but won’t have to pay anything. They will be granted access to the content as soon as they complete their registration.
    2. If Register / Login is needed for access is disabled, the customers will have not have to register an account. Instead, they will log in with a password or a code that they have received or purchased beforehand.
      The way in which you will be distributing or selling the codes or passwords is up to you.
      With this login type, the only available option to select is Code / Password.

Once you’ve set up the pricing type for the asset, click .

Hover over Ooyala and select one of the following options:

  • add one video – This creates a standard asset where you can add an Ooyala video. You can select which video to use in the asset settings.
  • quick add – This creates an asset for a single Ooyala video and copies the title, description, and preview image for that video from Ooyala.

Click .

On the new page, you can set up your asset’s properties.

The right side of the screen is where you can set everything up, and the left side provides a preview where you can see how the asset will look on your webpage.

Asset Preview

In the Asset Preview section, set up the preview image, title and description, as well as the text for the BUY button. These will be the details that will appear on the actual asset preview when you embed it on your webpage.

Note that the Title will also appear on the final payment form on the paywall, as well as the notification email your customers will receive.

After setting everything up, make sure to click the button in the bottom right corner.

Price Options

In the Price Options section, click and set up the pricing.

The section is divided into two tabs: General Info and Additional Info.

Under General Info, set up the following:

  • In the Price description field, enter the price description that will appear on the paywall. Make it concise so that your customers know exactly what they are buying.
  • In the Payment type field, select one of the available payment options:
    ppv – This is a one-time payment which grants access that expires after the end of the specified period counted from the moment of purchase.
    The access period can be selected from the drop-down menu.
    You can pick one of the premade periods, or use the custom period option.
    When using the custom period option, you can specify the exact date and time at which the customers’ access will expire. This is very useful for doing presales since the customers’ access will expire on the date you’ve set up, regardless of when they’ve purchased their pass. An alternative way to set up presales is by using the Schedule start option from the Additional Info tab. More on that below.
    subscription – This is a recurring payment that is renewed automatically. Access is granted at each renewal.
    The renewal period can be selected from the drop-down menu.
    *Note that once you set the payment type for an asset, you cannot change it. You can change the other payment fields (access period duration, price, etc) but not the payment type. If you wish to set a new payment type, you will need to set up a new price option.
  • In the Amount field, enter the price.
    The minimum price is £2.99, or the equivalent converted amount in all other currencies.
    The currency can be selected from the drop-down menu. If you wish to use a currency that is not in the list, you can contact us at support@inplayer.com and we’ll make sure to add the currency for you asap. We support all currencies that are listed here.

Under Additional Info, you can set up the following settings, depending on whether you are setting up a ppv or a subscription price option.

For ppv:

  • Schedule start
    This is the date and time at which the customer’s access period will start after they’ve purchased the asset. Until that time, they will see a message informing them to come back on the scheduled date.
    This is a useful option for setting up presales. You can select the access period from the Payment type section in the General Info tab, and then set up when will that access period begin. It works for both the pre-defined access periods (24 hours, 48 hours, etc), and for the custom period.
    If you leave the Schedule start field blank, the customers will get their access right after purchasing.
  • Geo-restriction
    With this option, you can restrict the price option to specific countries.
    You can choose to either include (whitelist) or exclude (blacklist) a single country, or use a country set you have created previously.
    You can learn more about setting up country sets here.

For subscription:

  • Free trial
    With this, you can set up a free trial period.
  • Additional fee
    With this option, you can set up a one-time fee that will be charged when the customer purchases the subscription, as an addition to the regular subscription fee. The fee will only be charged once, together with the first subscription charge.
  • Geo-restriction
    With this option, you can restrict the price option to specific countries.
    You can choose to either include (whitelist) or exclude (blacklist) a single country, or use a country set you have created previously.
    You can learn more about setting up country sets here.

After setting everything up, make sure to click the button in the bottom right corner.

Asset content

In the Asset content section, select the Ooyala video you wish to use.
If you used the quick add option during the asset creation, this will already be filled out.

After setting everything up, make sure to click the button in the bottom right corner.

Restrictions

In the Restrictions section, you can set up any geographic, domain, and/or age restrictions for the asset you wish to use.

You can learn more about setting up the restrictions here, here and here.
After setting everything up, make sure to click the button in the bottom right corner.

Embedding the asset

Once you’ve created your asset, it’s time to embed it on your website.
For this, click on the  button at the top right.

A pop-up with the embed codes will appear.

Here, you can set up the following settings:

  • Paywall version
    Select whether to use the Paywall V1 or Paywall V2 for the asset.
    These are the two versions of our paywall.
    We recommend always using Paywall V2 because it is the most up-to-date version and it looks more modern.
  • Branding theme
    Select the branding theme you wish to use for the asset.
    Note that this option will only be available if you’ve already created a branding theme. Read this article for a guide on how to do this.
    If you do not select a branding theme here, the default theme will be applied.
  • OAuth application
    Select whether to use a custom OAuth app for the asset. This feature will group customers that register an account on this asset into one user group.
    This is useful if you have multiple websites and you want to group customers from each website into a separate group.
    Read this article to learn more about the OAuth feature.
  • Preselected price
    Select whether you want to have one of the asset prices be pre-selected when a customer clicks the BUY button.
    This is very useful if you wish to attach this asset to different buttons on your webpage that are meant to represent the different prices.

Once everything is set up, copy the InPlayer Scripts code and paste it into the <head> section of your webpage.

Then copy the Embed Code and paste it into the <body> section of your webpage.

With that, your asset will appear on your page, and you can start monetizing your content.

Embedding multiple assets

If you wish to have multiple assets on the same page, it is not very advisable that you just take the embed codes for all assets you wish to use and put them into the body of the web-page as-is. Instead, use the code below.

Get code.

Deleting an asset

To delete an asset, just open it and click the  button at the top right.

You can always bring a deleted asset back by going to the Assets tab, selecting deleted from the drop-down menu next to the search field, and clicking the Reactivate asset button on the asset you want to bring back.

When you go back to the active assets list, you will find the asset there.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on support@inplayer.com.

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