Overview

The Bolt Video Player gives the ability for Publishers to monetize longer videos with mid-roll video advertising. By default, cuepoints are set to every 7 minutes. If you would like to change the default time in between mid-roll video ads, contact your Playwire Account Manager. You also have the ability to set custom cuepoints, which is helpful if you have certain times in your videos where you would like advertising, i.e. – pre-determined breaks in your long form videos, etc. Follow the steps below to add custom cuepoints to your videos:
1

Find Your Video:

  • Log in to your Playwire account
  • Click “Manage Videos” from the top navigation
  • Locate a video to add cue points to
  • Click the video to navigate to the video details
2

Edit Cuepoints:

  • Click the “Edit Cuepoints” tab
  • Click along the yellow timeline to add cuepoints* and a new cuepoint will appear in the Cuepoint Editor
  • You can also slide the cuepoint to a different point by click + hold and dragging the cuepoint
  • The video preview above can help you find certain points along the video’s timeline
  • You can also click “+ New” iun the Cuepoint Editor to add a cuepoint at an exact location
  • You can also click one or several cuepoints to edit or delete cuepoints
  • Click the “Save Changes” when ready
Cuepoints*
The minimum time in between cuepoints is 1 minute so the user experience isn’t completely filled with ads
3

Embed Your Video:

  • After you are satisfied with the cuepoint, click the “Details” tab
  • Locate the section titled Embed under the Video Details title
  • Click the copy button to the right of the text Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.13.59 PM
  • A dialog box will appear confirming you copied the text correctly; click “OK”
  • The embed code is now copied to your clipboard
  • Paste the embed code on your website
  • For help embedding visit this support article or for more advanced embedding techniques, visit the Bolt API Documentation.
Live Demo

In this demo, you will see cuepoints set for every minute: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00. When the player reaches a cuepoint, a video ad will play.
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