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Embedding a Facebook/Twitter button or link into your media
Actions to be carried out
Log into your control panel
In your VOD space, go to the video player used, then to General Options.
Enable one of the sharing options.
- If you enable the "Player embedded in Facebook" option, any user using the sharing button overlaid on your video will post the stream in such a way that it will appear directly in Facebook (Fig. 1) via an iframe, with viewers only being redirected to your site if they click on the video title inside the player: then, the user is redirected to the URL set as the "Backlink" (Fig. 2).
- If you do not enable this option, what the user will post to Facebook is a block of information (Fig. 3)— thumbnail, title, description— linked to the stream in question; the posted information can be edited in your Infomaniak control panel. This block of information is clickable and redirects to the URL set as the "Backlink" (Fig. 2). Any visitor clicking on it is then redirected to that URL, which will automatically have 2 parameters added to it: "folder" and "file" (Fig. 4), allowing the video owner to see that the visitor arrived at their site via Facebook and that they clicked on such-and-such a video. By using the VOD API, they can easily deduce this information and, for instance, display just the required video on a specific page depending on where the visitor came from!
"Twitter Account Name" allows you to specify the Twitter username that will appear at the end of the message after the @ character.
"Twitter Backlink" allows you to specify a site URL, which will automatically have 2 parameters added to it allowing you to identify the video following redirection (folder=FOLDER_ID&file=FILE_ID) (Fig. 3).
"Related Twitter Accounts" allows you to suggest other Twitter accounts that people tweeting might "Follow".
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