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Hello All,


I'v been working to get an Overlay Ad with the latest version(3.0.3) and JWPlayer v6(Free Edition).


Things I have in order till now:


  1. Set up JWPlayer v6(Free Edition and not Enterprise Edition) on the same server, and got the Video to play.
  2. Just to know -> (Got the Banner of Type "Text Ad" and "Banner, Button & Rectangle" to work)

Also on the AdServer Side

  1. Installed the Revive Adserver
  2. Created and Advertiser and Campaigns.
  3. Then Created Webiste and Zones.
  4. And then Created Banners and had it linked to the Zone.

Now I try to get the Invocation Code for this Zone of Type OverlayVideo Ad created and I get this Information


Note: Zone invocation codes are not used for Video Ads. 
Instead, you must include the zone in the Ad Schedule of the video player plugin configuration in your webpage.


So now are the Questions I have:


  • Is it a must to get the Enterprise Edition of the JWPlayer to test and try my code of Video Ads on Videos ?
  • Specifically If No, Does the Free Edition support Video ads to be developed and tested ? (If yes, Could you Suggest any other alternative. Have the similar question for Flowplayer as well) 


  • Eitherwise, My next Question, Where and how do I create the VAST tag in my AdServer, which needs to be included in the Player Configuration Code


  • Do we need to mention the Zone ID in the VAST Tag.As I have noticed in some of the documents/forums, they refer to the Zone ID. (I fail to determine the Zone ID. Either I'm missing something obvious or totally on a wrong track.).


Thank you in advance. 


Best Regards,


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1.  You must get the Enterprise Edition of JWPlayer to run VAST ads.  Flowplayer also requires a paid version for displaying VAST ad's also.


2. To write the code to get ads, see this post   http://forum.revive-adserver.com/topic/228-how-to-create-a-vast-tag-using-revive-ad-server/


3. Yes you must use the Zone ID in the string demostrated in the post above.

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Thanks a ton. For your time and response. Thank you for clearing my doubt for the requirement of Enterprise Edition of Players.

Just a another question: 

  • It says "Document the ID". So does that mean we set the ID(If yes when and where).
  • Or is it auto-generated by the Revive Ad server when we create a Zone?

Thanks again for your time and information.




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Yes Thank you icecodepro.


Found the ID and was able to get the VAST tag

as follows:


But it still does not work for me on the Ad- Test environment.

Also tried and tested this VAST tag out here : https://developers.google.com/interactive-media-ads/docs/vastinspector


And the error I get is as follows:



Unable to request ads from server.
Cause: Error #2048
What could be the possible issue
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