How to Apply the Ad Info Bar Extra

What is the Ad Info Bar Extra?

The Ad Info Bar extra allows you to add a configurable information bar at the top of the player when viewing an advertisement. This bar gives the viewer an indication on how long the ad is going to be, a timer until the ad ends and a customized message of your choosing that can include the video title dynamically.



The Ad info bar consists of the following elements:

  • Progress bar - An ad playback progress bar.
  • Text - a customized title.
  • Timer - a countdown timer.

Note: You can select which element to apply from the Extra configuration (apply all options or several).



  • The Ad info bar only applies to HTML5 players.
  • The player wizard Controls tab must be defined as "Controls AOL_5".


Apply Ad Info Bar Extra

To apply the Ad info bar extra, perform the following steps:

  1. Access the player wizard by editing an existing player or creating a new one.


  2. Go to the 'EXTRA FEATURES' area and click on 'ADD NEW'. The add extra feature tab is displayed.


  3. Search for 'Ad Info Bar' using the search field and press Enter/Return. Relevant search results are displayed.

  4. Hover over the 'Ad Infor Bar Configurator' extra, and click on 'Add+'. The selected Extra configuration tab is displayed.

    Note: For the full list of available Extras, please see Player Extra List.


  5. Go to the ‘PROPERTIES’ area and apply the required fields according to the following table:

    Field Name Description

    Selecting this slider will display the Ad info bar when an advertisement is played back in the player. If not selected this option will hide the Ad info bar while the advertisement is played back,

    Progress bar only

    Selecting this slider will only display the Ad playback progress bar at the top of the player. If not selected this option will also display the customized 'text' and/or 'timer' under the progress bar

    Show timer

    Selecting this slider will display the Ad playback timer on the right side of the info bar. If not selected his option will hide the timer from the Ad info bar.

    Note: To show the timer you must set the 'progressBarOnly' field to 'false'.


    Enter a custom message that will be displayed in the Ad info bar. you can use the following "{videotitle}"
    For example, enter the following text:
    The video "{videotitle}" is being sponsored by ONE by AOL: Publishers.

    Note: To show the text you must set the 'progressBarOnly' field to 'false'.

  6. Click on 'SAVE'. The Ad info bar extra is added to your player.
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