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Live main content with sequential tracking

Scenario

In this scenario, there is one live asset with no ads played for 40 secs after joining the live stream.
This is the same scenario as the VOD playback with no ads scenario, but a part of the content is scrubbed through and a seek is completed from one point in main content to another point.
Trigger
Heartbeat method
 Network calls 
 Notes  
User clicks Play
trackSessionStart
Analytics Content Start, Heartbeat Content Start
The measurement library is unaware that there is a pre-roll ad, so these network calls are identical to the VOD playback with no ads scenario.
First frame of the content plays.
trackPlay
Heartbeat Content Play
When chapter content plays before main content, the Heartbeats start when the chapter starts.
Content plays
Content Heartbeats
This network call is exactly the same as the VOD playback with no ads scenario.
Session1 Over (Episode1 ended)
trackComplete / trackSessionEnd
Heartbeat Content Complete
Complete means session1 for 1st episode was reached and watched completely. Before starting session for next episode this session must be ended.
Episode2 started (Session2 start)
trackSessionStart
Analytics Content Start Heartbeat Content Start
This is because user watched first episode and continued watching into another episode
1st Frame of Media
trackPlay
Heartbeat Content Play
This method triggers the timer and from this point forward, heartbeats will be sent every 10 seconds as long as playback continues.
Content Plays
Content Heartbeats
Session Over (Episode2 ended)
trackComplete / trackSessionEnd
Heartbeat Content Complete
Complete means session2 for 2nd episode was reached and watched completely. Before starting session for next episode this session must be ended.

Parameters

Heartbeat Content Start

Parameter
Value
Notes
s:sc:rsid
<Your Adobe Report Suite ID>
s:sc:tracking_serve
<Your Analytics Tracking Server URL>
s:user:mid
s:user:mid
Should match the mid value on the Adobe Analytics Content Start Call
s:event:type
"start"
s:asset:type
"main"
s:asset:media_id
<Your Media Name>
s:stream:type
live
s:meta:*
optional
Custom metadata set on the media

Heartbeat Content Play

This should look almost exactly like the Heartbeat Content Start call, but with the key difference in the "s:event:type" parameter. All parameters should still be in place here.
Parameter
Value
Notes
s:event:type
"play"
s:asset:type
"main"

Content Heartbeats

During media playback, there is a timer that will send one or more heartbeats every 10 seconds for main content, and every one second for ads. These heartbeats will contain information about playback, ads, buffering, and a number of other things. The exact content of each heartbeat is beyond the scope of this document, the critical thing to validate is that heartbeats are being triggered consistently while playback continues.
In the content heartbeats, look for a few specific things:
Parameter
Value
Notes
s:event:type
"play"
l:event:playhead
<playhead position> e.g., 50, 60, 70
This should reflect the current position of the playhead.

Heartbeat Content Complete

When playback for any given episode has completed (playhead crosses episode boundary), a Heartbeat Content Complete call is sent. This looks like other Heartbeat Calls, but will contains a couple specific things:
Parameter
Value
Notes
s:event:type
"complete"
s:asset:type
"main"

Sample Code

Android

Here is the expected API call order:
// Set up mediaObject MediaObject mediaInfo = MediaHeartbeat.createMediaObject( Configuration.MEDIA_NAME, Configuration.MEDIA_ID, Configuration.MEDIA_LENGTH, MediaHeartbeat.StreamType.LIVE ); HashMap<String, String> mediaMetadata = new HashMap<String, String>(); mediaMetadata.put(CUSTOM_VAL_1, CUSTOM_KEY_1); mediaMetadata.put(CUSTOM_VAL_2, CUSTOM_KEY_2); // 1. Call trackSessionStart() when the user clicks Play or if autoplay is used, // i.e., when there is an intent to start playback. _mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo, mediaMetadata); ...... ...... // 2. Call trackPlay() when the playback actually starts, i.e., when the first // frame of main content is rendered on the screen. _mediaHeartbeat.trackPlay(); ....... ....... // 3. Call trackComplete() when the playback reaches the end of session, // i.e., when the media completes and finishes playing 1st episode/session. _mediaHeartbeat.trackComplete(); ........ ........ // 4. Call trackSessionEnd() to end session 1 _mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionEnd(); ........ ........ // Start tracking session 2 /episode 2 of the same live stream. // There is no need to reinstantiate a mediaHeartbeat instance for tracking sesison 2. // Set up mediaObject MediaObject mediaInfo = MediaHeartbeat.createMediaObject( Configuration.MEDIA_NAME, Configuration.MEDIA_ID, Configuration.MEDIA_LENGTH, MediaHeartbeat.StreamType.LIVE ); HashMap<String, String> mediaMetadata = new HashMap<String, String>(); mediaMetadata.put(CUSTOM_VAL_1, CUSTOM_KEY_1); mediaMetadata.put(CUSTOM_VAL_2, CUSTOM_KEY_2); // 5. Call trackSessionStart() when the playhead reaches a point that denotes the // start of session 2 _mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo, mediaMetadata); ...... ...... // 6. Call trackPlay() to start tracking session 2 playback _mediaHeartbeat.trackPlay(); ....... ....... // 7. Call trackComplete() when the playback reaches the end of session 2, // i.e., the media completes and finishes playing. _mediaHeartbeat.trackComplete(); ........ ........ // 8. Call trackSessionEnd() to end session 2 _mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionEnd(); ........ ........ // Continue similarly tracking further sessions in the live stream if required

iOS

Here is the expected API call order:
// Set up mediaObject ADBMediaObject *mediaObject = [ADBMediaHeartbeat createMediaObjectWithName:MEDIA_NAME length:MEDIA_LENGTH streamType:ADBMediaHeartbeatStreamTypeLIVE]; NSMutableDictionary *mediaContextData = [[NSMutableDictionary alloc] init]; [mediaContextData setObject:CUSTOM_VAL_1 forKey:CUSTOM_KEY_1]; [mediaContextData setObject:CUSTOM_VAL_2 forKey:CUSTOM_KEY_2]; // 1. Call trackSessionStart when the user clicks Play or if autoplay is used, // i.e., there is an intent to start playback. [_mediaHeartbeat trackSessionStart:mediaObject data:mediaContextData]; ...... ...... // 2. Call trackPlay when the playback actually starts, i.e., when the first // frame of main content is rendered on the screen. [_mediaHeartbeat trackPlay]; ....... ....... // 3. Call trackComplete when the playback reaches the end of session, // i.e., when the media completes and finishes playing the first // episode/session. [_mediaHeartbeat trackComplete]; ....... ....... // 4. Call trackSessionEnd to end session 1 [_mediaHeartbeat trackSessionEnd]; ........ ........ // Start tracking session 2 / episode 2 of the same live stream, No need to // reinstantiate mediaHeartbeat instance for tracking sesison 2. // Set up mediaObject ADBMediaObject *mediaObject = [ADBMediaHeartbeat createMediaObjectWithName:MEDIA_NAME length:MEDIA_LENGTH streamType:ADBMediaHeartbeatStreamTypeLIVE]; NSMutableDictionary *mediaContextData = [[NSMutableDictionary alloc] init]; [mediaContextData setObject:CUSTOM_VAL_1 forKey:CUSTOM_KEY_1]; [mediaContextData setObject:CUSTOM_VAL_2 forKey:CUSTOM_KEY_2]; // 5. Call trackSessionStart when the playhead reaches a point that denotes // start of session 2 [_mediaHeartbeat trackSessionStart:mediaObject data:mediaContextData]; ...... ...... // 6. Call trackPlay to start tracking session 2 playback [_mediaHeartbeat trackPlay]; ....... ....... // 7. Call trackComplete when the playback reaches the end of session 2, // i.e., when the media completes and finishes playing. [_mediaHeartbeat trackComplete]; ........ ........ // 8. Call trackSessionEnd to end the session 2 [_mediaHeartbeat trackSessionEnd]; ........ ........ // Continue tracking further sessions in live stream similarly if required

JavaScript

Here is the expected API call order:
// Set up mediaObject var mediaInfo = MediaHeartbeat.createMediaObject( Configuration.MEDIA_NAME, Configuration.MEDIA_ID, Configuration.MEDIA_LENGTH, MediaHeartbeat.StreamType.VOD ); var mediaMetadata = { CUSTOM_KEY_1 : CUSTOM_VAL_1, CUSTOM_KEY_2 : CUSTOM_VAL_2, CUSTOM_KEY_3 : CUSTOM_VAL_3 }; // 1. Call trackSessionStart() when Play is clicked or if autoplay is used, // i.e., there's an intent to start playback. this._mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo, mediaMetadata); ...... ...... // 2. Call trackPlay() when the playback actually starts, i.e., when the // first frame of media is rendered on the screen. this._mediaHeartbeat.trackPlay(); ....... ....... // 3. Call trackComplete() when the playback reaches the end of a session, // i.e., whn playback completes and finishes playing the 1st episode/session. this._mediaHeartbeat.trackComplete(); ........ ........ // 4. Call trackSessionEnd() to end session 1 this._mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionEnd(); ........ ........ // Start tracking session 2/episode 2 of the same live stream. There is no need // to reinstantiate a mediaHeartbeat instance for tracking sesison 2. // Set up mediaObject var mediaInfo2 = MediaHeartbeat.createMediaObject( Configuration.MEDIA_NAME, Configuration.MEDIA_ID, Configuration.MEDIA_LENGTH, MediaHeartbeat.StreamType.LIVE ); var mediaMetadata2 = { CUSTOM_KEY_1 : CUSTOM_VAL_1, CUSTOM_KEY_2 : CUSTOM_VAL_2, CUSTOM_KEY_3 : CUSTOM_VAL_3 }; // 5. Call trackSessionStart() when the playhead reaches a point that denotes // the start of session 2 this._mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionStart(mediaInfo2, mediaMetadata2); ...... ...... // 6. Call trackPlay() to start tracking session 2 playback this._mediaHeartbeat.trackPlay(); ....... ....... // 7. Call trackComplete() when the playback reaches the end of session 2, // i.e., playback completes and finishes playing. this._mediaHeartbeat.trackComplete(); ........ ........ // 8. Call trackSessionEnd() to end session 2 this._mediaHeartbeat.trackSessionEnd(); ........ ........ // Continue tracking further sessions in live stream similarly if required