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How do I setup a video ad with multiple bitrates?

If you have multiple version of a video ad with different bitrates or resolutions, you can set up these media files via the "Custom XML" option when you create a new video ad. This is useful when your visitors view the video ad on different devices. You can set a lower quality ad for mobile users that saves bandwidth and a high quality ad for visitors on desktop/laptop.

Examples

1. A video ad with different bit rates:
<MediaFiles>
   <MediaFile delivery="progressive" bitrate="256" width="480" height="360" type="video/x-flv">
      <![CDATA[ http://example.com/low.flv ]]>
   </MediaFile>
   <MediaFile delivery="progressive" bitrate="512" width="480" height="360" type="video/x-flv">
      <![CDATA[ http://example.com/medium.flv ]]>
   </MediaFile>
   <MediaFile delivery="progressive" bitrate="1024" width="480" height="360" type="video/x-flv">
      <![CDATA[ http://example.com/high.flv ]]>
   </MediaFile>
</MediaFiles>
2. A video ad available via different streaming and standard protocol. This setup can be used with Wowza Media Server to support different device platforms (eg: Windows vs. iOS)
<MediaFiles>
  <MediaFile delivery="progressive" bitrate="512" width="480" height="360" type="video/mp4">
    <![CDATA[ http://example.com/ad.mp4 ]]>
  </MediaFile>
  <MediaFile delivery="streaming" bitrate="512" width="480" height="360" type="video/mp4">
    <![CDATA[ rtmp://example.com/streaming/ad.mp4 ]]>
  </MediaFile>
</MediaFiles>
You might need to consult the video player's configuration documentation to ensure the most suitable media file is displayed from the VAST result.

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