How to Configure the Flashlight VPAID Add-On Extra

Applying a Player Extra

The Flashlight VPAID Add-On Extra ingests itself into the Player, allowing users to gain more insight into the activities of their players. Such insights include robotic activities, fraudulent behaviors, internet connection speed, ad block counts, and viewability counts.

This Extra is Flash only.

There is very little difference between the Flashlight Extra and Flashlight Tag. The only difference is when Vidible loads the Flashlight logic. By using the Flashlight Tag, the script is loaded in the script at the same time as the player script whereas by using the Extra, Flashlight is loaded only after the player script is loaded into the webpage. Otherwise both options offer the same functionality. For further details, see Understanding Different Player Tag Types.

Setting the Flashlight VPAID Add-On Extra

For further details, see Applying Extras Using the Player Wizard Extras Tab.

Field Name  Description

Enter a name for the required extra.

Recommendation: We suggest entering a name for the extra after you have selected the required option in the 'Extra' field (see below).


Click on this field and select the 'Flashlight VPAID Add-On' extra from the select extra window.

  • X - This field can be ignored.
  • Y - This field can be ignored.
  • Width - This field can be ignored.
  • Height - This field can be ignored.
Config This field can be ignored.

Note: To properly see data generated from Flashlight, please refer to the reporting designated for this feature. Such reports include Flashlight for Company, Flashlight for Domain, Flashlight for APN Metrics, Flashlight Viewability, and Flashlight Overall.

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