Assets & Packages

Assets and packages is how you protect and sell your digital content.

Paid assets

With Paid assets customers will access the content by registering an account and making a payment.

Creating the asset

Log into your InPlayer Dashboard and go to the Content section.

In the Assets tab, click on New asset, and then on Custom creation.

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

Select Video or HTML depending on the type of content you are going to protect with the asset.

Video
Use this if your content are videos that are hosted on one of the following platforms:

You can have only one video per Video asset.

HTML
Use this if your content are videos that are hosted anywhere other than the above-mentioned platforms, or for non-video content.
HTML is a universal asset and can be used for monetizing absolutely anything.

You can put as much content as you want in a single HTML asset, but we would still recommend sticking to only one piece of content per asset.

Once you select your asset type, click Next.

Under Select content category choose one of the following:

  • Live – for video content that will be livestreamed. This includes live streams where you plan on publishing a VOD replay afterwards.
  • VOD – for Video-on-demand-only content that isn’t going to be live streamed.
  • Other – for content other than video, or for test assets.

Click Next.

Under Select access type, choose Registration, then Paid and click Next.

If you are creating a Video asset hover over the platform where your videos are hosted, select one of the following, and click Next.

  • add one video – This creates a regular asset where you can add your video. You can select which video to use in the asset settings.
  • quick add – This creates an asset for a video and copies the title, description, and preview image for that video from Brightcove. You can select the video right now.
  • sync all videos – With this, you can create assets for all videos in your account at once. Each video is created as a separate asset. (not available for some platforms)

If you are creating an HTML asset you will automatically skip the above step.

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 various sections of the assets will look on your webpage.

Preview

In the Preview section, set up the preview title, description, and thumbnail 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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

Preview templates

In the Preview templates section, you can choose how the asset will appear when you embed it on your webpage.

You can go with the default preview, or select one from the list.

If you’ve set up a default branding theme in your dashboard Settings, where you’ve selected a default preview template, and you want to use that template for this asset as well, make sure to check the Use preview template from the default branding theme option.

If, however, you wish to use a separate preview template for this asset, despite the fact that you have set up a default one in your branding theme, make sure to leave the Use preview template from the default branding theme option unchecked.

When choosing your preview template, you can click on the View fullscreen button at the top left to see how that template would look on various screen sizes.

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

Preview default branding theme

If you have set up a default branding theme in the Settings (more on this here), you can see how the asset will look like once the theme will be applied to it.

To do this, just click the Preview default branding theme toggle.

Price options

You can set up three different pricing types:

  • ppv –  the customer makes a one-time payment and gets access for a limited time,
  • subscription – the customer accepts a recurrent charge at regular intervals that can be canceled at any time,
  • season – the customer makes a payment and gets access for a limited period, but at the same time accepts a recurrent charge for being able to watch during the next period. The date for the upcoming charge is determined by the merchant.

Note that the season price type needs to be activated on your account by our team, so make sure to contact us at clients@inplayer.com for this.


In the Price options section, click New price.

In the General info tab of the price option, set up the following:

  • In the Price description field, enter the price description that will appear on the paywall. Make it concise so your customers know exactly what they are buying.
  • In the Payment type field, select ppv.
    This is a one-time payment which grants access that expires after the end of the specified period counter either from the moment of purchase, or if using the Schedule start feature, from the date set in the Schedule start field (more on this below).
    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.
  • In the Amount field, enter the price.
    The minimum price when using USD, EUR, or GBP is 1. When using all other currencies, the minimum is the equivalent converted amount of 1 USD.
    The currency can be selected from the drop-down menu. If you wish to use a currency that is not on the list, you can contact us at clients@inplayer.com and we’ll make sure to add the currency for you asap. We support all currencies listed here.

In the Additional info tab, you can set up the following:

  • 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’ access will begin right after purchasing.
    Note that if you change the scheduled start setting after some customers have made their purchase, their access start will not change.
    Always set this according to your own timezone. This will be automatically converted to the customer’s own timezone, based on the time settings of their device’s operating system. Their IP address location does not play a role here.
  • Geo-restriction
    With this option, you can restrict the price option to specific countries.
    You can choose to either allow (whitelist) or deny (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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

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 Price options section, click New price.

In the General info tab of the price option, set up the following:

  • In the Price description field, enter the price description that will appear on the paywall. Make it concise so your customers know exactly what they are buying.
  • In the Payment type field, select 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.
  • In the Amount field, enter the price.
    The minimum price when using USD, EUR, or GBP is 1. When using all other currencies, the minimum is the equivalent converted amount of 1 USD.
    The currency can be selected from the drop-down menu. If you wish to use a currency that is not on the list, you can contact us at clients@inplayer.com and we’ll make sure to add the currency for you asap. We support all currencies listed here.

In the Additional info tab, you can set up the following:

  • 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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

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 Price options section, click New price.

In the General info tab of the price option, set up the following:

  • In the Price description field, enter the price description that will appear on the paywall. Make it concise so your customers know exactly what they are buying.
  • In the Payment type field, select season. With this payment type, the customer purchases a season pass that lasts for a specific period, then expires, and is then renewed for a second period at a certain point in the future, upon which a new charge is taken from the customer. The payment will continue to renew in the same manner for as long as you keep scheduling upcoming seasons.
    The season payment type is best suited for seasonal content, like sports, where using standard back-to-back subscription payments might not be suitable, since content is only available during specific parts of the year, and in between there are periods with nothing or nothing new to watch.
    A basic season cycle is represented here:

Setting up the first season phase

  • In the Season start field, enter the start date and time of the season. This determines when the access for customers who purchase a pass will start. It is also possible for access to be granted to the customers from the moment of their purchase. This is accomplished with the Off-season access option. We’ll talk about that further below. Also, a season price option will not be available for purchase until the Season start has been set.
  • In the Season end field, enter the end date and time of the season. This is the access cut-off date for the current season. Access will be re-granted upon the renewal of the payment for the next season. It is also possible for the access to continue beyond the end of the season, i.e. until the moment of renewal of the payment for the next season. This is, again, done with the Off-season access option, which we’ll see below. Also, a season price option will not be available for purchase until the Season end has been set.
  • In the Next rebill date field, enter the date and time for the renewal of the payment, i.e. the date and time when the payment for next season will be taken. Note that once you set up the first rebill date, the rebill date for the next season will be automatically set to one year after the first date. You can always go back and change it if you wish.
  • In the Next rebill price field, enter the amount that will be charged upon renewal for the next season, i.e. on the Next rebill date. Note that this is not the price for the current season.
    The minimum price when using USD, EUR, or GBP is 1. When using all other currencies, the minimum is the equivalent converted amount of 1 USD.
    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 clients@inplayer.com and we’ll make sure to add the currency for you asap. We support all currencies listed here.
  • In the Current price field, enter the account that will be charged for the current season. Whenever a customer goes to your page, they will see this price. You can change this price at any time. For example, you can have it be equal to the New rebill price at the beginning of the season, and then reduce it as the season progresses.
    The minimum price when using USD, EUR, or GBP is 1. When using all other currencies, the minimum is the equivalent converted amount of 1 USD.
    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 clients@inplayer.com and we’ll make sure to add the currency for you asap. We support all currencies that are listed here.
  • With the Off-season access option, you can decide whether the customers will only have access during a season (between the season start and end date), or also during the off-season period, so they can watch replays, for example.

Note that once you set the Season start, Season end, Next rebill date, and Next rebill price you cannot change them until the current season ends. You can only change the Current price amount.


In the Additional info tab, you can set up the following:

  • Free trial
    With this, you can set up a free trial period. If the Off-season access option is enabled, the free trial will begin right after the customer completes their purchase. If the Off-season access option is disabled, the free trial will begin on the Season start date.
  • 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 allow (whitelist) or deny (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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

Setting up the next season phase (etc)

Click Add new phase.

The same settings described above will be available, except this time you set them up from the next upcoming season.

Add a new phase for all future seasons.

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. You also cannot delete a season price option before the current season ends.

Deleting a price option

Deleting a price option from an asset will make that price option unavailable for new purchases. Any customers that have already purchased it will keep their access, and won’t be affected by this change.

To delete a price option, simply click the bin icon to the right of it.

Content

In the Content section, enter the content you wish to monetize depending on the type of asset you’ve created (HTML or Video). See the list below for help in doing this.

In the Content section, simply paste the embed code of the content you are trying to monetize.

You can paste as many embed codes as you want in a single HTML asset, but we would recommend sticking to only one piece of content per asset.

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

Make sure you have integrated your Amazon Cloudfront account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, paste the CloudFront URL of the content you wish to protect. Make sure to include http:// or https:// in the URL.

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

Note that for video content, the player that will be used for the video will be Flowplayer.


Make sure you have integrated your Brightcove account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, select the Brightcove video you wish to use. Either click on the video from the collection or enter the Video ID in the field.

If you used the quick add or sync all videos option during the asset creation, this will already be filled in.

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

In the Content section, enter the Video ID of the Cloudflare video you wish to use.


To get the Cloudflare Video ID, please contact Cloudflare support via the Cloudflare Help Center.

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

For DaCast videos, please use the HTML type asset for now. This is due to some updates that are being done on the DaCast platform.
You can convert a Video asset to an HTML type asset by clicking Change content type in the asset Content section.​ Customer accesses will no be affected by this conversion.

Make sure you have integrated your DaCast account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Content ID of the video you wish to use.
Read below on how to find this.

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

Note that you can only protect individual videos. You cannot protect a DaCast “Package”, i.e. a playlist of multiple videos created on the DaCast platform.
To do this, please use the HTML asset type, and put the embed code of the DaCast Package inside the Content section.
Alternatively, you can create a Package by using InPlayer’s own Package feature. Read more about that here.


How to find the Content ID

To get the Content ID for a video, just go to your DaCast account and open the video you want to monetize.

The Content ID will be stated in the Details section.

Make sure you have integrated your Flowplayer account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Player ID, Player Token, and Source ID.
Read below on how to find these.

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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

How to find the Player Id, Player Token, and Source Id

Log into your Flowplayer account.

For the Player Id, under Players, go to Configurations and open the player you want to use.
The Player Id will be listed there.

For the Player Token, under Players, go to Tokens.
You can create a new token or use a pre-existing one.

For the Source Id, go to Videos and open the video you want to use.

You can get the Source Id from the URL of the video in your browser’s address bar.
In the example URL below, the Source Id is marked with bold:
https://flowplayer.com/app/videos/5c47dc7f-8cc7-4af5-b02a-bdf9ff725aa2

Make sure you have integrated your JW Player account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Type of video, the Video ID of the JW Player video you wish to use and select a Player.
Read below on how to find the Video ID.

If you used the quick add option during the asset creation, this will already be filled out. Make sure to check that the Type field is also filled in correctly (VOD or Live).

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

How to find the Video ID

Log into your JW Player account and open the video you wish to use.

The Video ID is the Media ID.

If you are embedding a live event, open the Live Channel you’ll use and start the live stream from your encoder.

As soon as the video feed appears in the channel a new field will also appear, next to the CHANNEL ID field, called CURRENT MEDIA ID.

Copy the CURRENT MEDIA ID and paste it in the Video ID field of the InPlayer asset.

Embedding a Live channel – an alternative method

If, for some reason, you don’t want to use the above method of adding your live channel to your InPlayer asset, you can use this alternate method.
Here, instead of creating a Video asset, you use an HTML type asset.

Then, in the Content section of the asset, enter the following code:

<script src="https://cdn.jwplayer.com/libraries/INSERT PLAYER ID HERE.js"></script>
<script src="https://ssl.p.jwpcdn.com/live/channel-embed.js">
</script>
<div id="container_INSERT CHANNEL ID HERE"></div>
<script>
  (function waitForJwLiveChannelSetup() {
    if (window.jwLiveChannelSetup) {
      window.jwLiveChannelSetup({
        channelId: "INSERT CHANNEL ID HERE",
        embedContainer: "container_INSERT CHANNEL ID HERE"
      });
    } else {
      setTimeout(waitForJwLiveChannelSetup, 500);
    }
  })();
</script>

Make sure to insert the Player ID and the Channel ID in the place specified for it in the code.

Note also that this code is a custom JW Player code and is still in beta, so if you are having any troubles with it, please make sure to contact JW Player’s support.


Make sure you have integrated your Kaltura account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Partner ID, Uiconfig ID and Entry ID of the Kaltura video you wish to use.
Read below on how to find these.

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

How to find the Partner ID, Uiconfig ID and Entry ID

Log into your Kaltura account.

Go to Settings, and then to the Integration Settings tab.

The Partner ID will be listed there.

Next, open the video you wish to use.

Click on the Share & Embed button under the video thumbnail.

On the right side, you will see the Embed Code section.

Scroll almost to the end of the text box and you will reach the part where the Uiconfig ID and Entry ID values are located.

The Uiconfig ID is the number after “uiconf_id”.

The Entry ID is the value after “entry_id”. Note that you only need the number, without the quotation marks.

Make sure you have integrated your Kaltura account before setting up the asset content.

Leave the Content field blank.

Make sure to follow the Kaltura Mediaspace guide to complete the setup.

Make sure you have integrated your Livestream account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Account ID, Event ID, and Video ID of the Livestream event you wish to use.
Read below on how to find these.

Note that the Video ID is optional and only used for protecting individual video posts. For protecting whole Livestream events, the field can be left blank.

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

How to find the Account ID, Event ID, and Video ID

Log into your Livestream account.

Open the video post you want to use, and click Share so you can get the Embed code for it.

Copy the embed code and paste it in a text editor so you can see it better.

You will find the Account ID, Event ID, and Video ID in the embed code.

The Account ID will be after the /accounts/ part of the code, the Event ID after the /events/ part, and the Video ID after the /videos/ part.

Make sure you have integrated your Ooyala account before setting up the asset content.

In the 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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

Make sure you have integrated your Panopto account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, select the Panopto video you wish to use, and click Insert.

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

Make sure you have integrated your Qbrick account before setting up the asset content.

In the Content section, enter the Client ID and Media ID of the Qbrick video you wish to use.
Read below on how to find these.

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 Save button in the bottom right corner.

How to find the Client ID and Media ID

Log into your Qbrick account.

Open the video you wish to use.

Under PREVIEW & SHARE, in the Preview link code box, you will find your account id. It will be in the middle of the code.

This account id is, in fact, the Client ID.

For the Media ID, go to the General properties of the video by clicking on the i button.

The Media ID will be listed first.

In the Content section, enter the Video UUID of the Vidyard video you wish to use.
Read below on how to find this.

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

How to find the Video UUID

Log into your Vidyard account.

Open the video you want to use.

On the right-hand menu, go to SETTINGS and then to Custom Attributes.

Scroll down to the About This Video section and you’ll see the Video UUID.

Always make sure that the Wowza livestream you are going to protect has been set up to use the Original HTML5 player, instead of the Wowza Player.

You can select which player to use during the Live Stream creating process.

In the Content section, enter the Video ID of your Wowza video.
Read below on how to find this.

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

How to find the Video ID

Log into your Wowza account.

Open the video you want to use from the Live Streams tab.

You will find the Video ID in the Player Embed Code box, right after the /hosted/ part of the code.

In the Content section, enter the Video ID of the Wistia video you wish to use.
Read below on how to find this.

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

How to find the Video ID

Log into your Wistia account.

Open the video you want to use, click on Video Actions, and then on Embed & Share.

A pop-up window will appear.

You will find the Video ID in the first line of the Embed Code, followed by .jsonp.

Copy the ID, without the .jsonp part, and paste it in your InPlayer asset.

Changing the asset content type

If you’ve created an HTML asset, and now you wish to change it to a Video asset, you can do so by clicking the Change content type button.

Content details

Here you will find the selection you have made in the Select content category step during the first steps of the asset creation.

If the Content category is VOD or Other, no further setup is needed here.

If the Content category is Live, make sure to fill in all the details about your live event. This info will be sent to our support team and will make sure your customers get the best support possible.

It is very important to always fill in the event details here. This is one of the reasons why InPlayer can provide such high quality of customer support.

After your live event ends and you have published your VOD replay for it, make sure not to change the Content category from Live to VOD. There is no need for this.


You also have the option to have your event advertised on our Client Events page. If you choose to do so, just enter the text you want to appear in your event post. It’s a good idea to include the webpage where your event can be found in the post.
After you save, our webpage administrators will review the post and publish it. This might take up to 24 hours.

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

Restrictions

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

Geo-restrictions make the asset available only in certain countries, URL restrictions make it embeddable on only certain URLs, and Age restrictions make it accessible by only customers who fall under a certain age group.

You can learn more about setting up the restrictions here, here and here.

Remember that any restrictions you set up in the individual assets will overwrite the ones that have been set up in the dashboard Settings.
After setting everything up, make sure to click the Save button in the bottom right corner.

Additional metadata

Here, you can add additional metadata to your asset, which can be used for various purposes. An example would be to add metadata that will group the assets in different categories that you can later use in a filter you have developed for your webpage.

Embedding the asset

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

A pop-up with the embed codes will appear.

Here, you can set up the following settings:

  • 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 app
    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 the same asset to different buttons on your webpage that are meant to represent the different prices. Whenever a customer clicks on one button on the webpage, they will automatically be forwarded to the final payment screen for that option.
  • Paywall version
    Select whether to use the Paywall V2 or Paywall V3 for the asset.
    These are the two versions of our paywall.
    We recommend always using Paywall V3 because it is the most up-to-date version.

Once everything is set up, copy the InPlayer Script 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 are ready to start monetizing your content.

Advanced embedding

With advanced embedding, you can configure some additional asset settings that are not available with the standard embed code.

To get the advanced embed code, click on Advanced embedding in the asset embed code screen.

The advanced embedding screen has two tabs, Per page and Per asset.

Per page give you an embed code that will affect all assets on the page where you put that code.

Per asset gives you an embed code that only affects the particular asset you have opened in the InPlayer Dashboard.

Once you configure the settings, click on Get asset embed code to get the embed code.

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.

Viewing asset analytics

To view some useful analytics for the asset, you can click the View asset analytics button at the top right.

Deactivating an asset

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

You can always bring a deactivated asset back by going to the Assets tab, selecting deactivated 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.

That concludes our guide.

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