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Open Video Ads
Welcome to the Open Video Ads (OVA) developer site - The home of the web's leading GPL based Open Source initiative dedicated to the development and distribution of Flash (AS3) and HTML5 technology that enables the implementation of IAB VAST compliant Video Players.
If you are looking to deliver video ads to your website using open source technologies or to produce a 'IAB VAST compliant' video player then this is the project for you.
Through this site developers can:
OVA has four products available in source code form:
Extensive documentation on each of the OVA products is available on the OVA Community Site.
Core to the player specific products such as OVA for JW Player 4/ 5 is the OVA for AS3 framework - an Actionscript 3 framework that implements the IAB VAST 1.0 and 2.x standards. The framework supports the delivery of linear (pre/mid/post) video ad (MP4/FLV) and interactive (SWF) streams, non-linear (overlay) interactive (SWF) and non-interactive (image, html, text) overlays, along with companion advertising.
OVA in Action
In addition, the technology is deployed on a large number of commercial sites, each successfully delivering IAB compliant video advertising. Examples include the broadcast TV sites www.tv3.ie and Horse & Country TV.
Are you successfully using the technology? If so, please let us know - it helps to share experiences across the community.
Participate in the Community
This framework is a freely available, fully open-source GPL V3 based product that is supported by active community participation. There are many ways to contribute to the development initiative - by submitting code, documentation, testing and generally providing help and support in the development of new functionality.
For more information on how to contribute, review this short guide and contact us at enquiries@….
You can follow us on Twitter @ OpenVideoAds
In broad terms there are two sets of licensed product on offer by Open Video Ads:
- The OVA for AS3 framework issued under dual (GPL3 and commercial) license terms
- OVA Player Plugins issued under a single commercial license
A detailed account of the OVA licensing agreements can be found here.
When is a commercial license required?
If the OVA for AS3 software virtually disappears into the closed source software and:
- The other software can not run without it and
- You plan on charging a fee for the closed source software that you are distributing with OVA contained within it
then a OVA for AS3 commercial license is needed. If the open source software is compatible to the GNU GPL V3, then it remains under GPL and no commercial license is needed.
For further clarification on the licensing issues surrounding OVA or to apply for a commercial software license for the OVA products, email enquiries@…
Report An Issue
Have you discovered an issue and wish to report it?
Two options are available to you - either enter it directly into our ticketing system (requires registration which you can do in a single step here) or email the details to enquiries@…. We'll pick up the email, evaluate the request and enter it into the issue tracking system so that you can then track our progress to address it.