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Timed metadata class

When TVSDK detects a subscribed tag in the playlist/manifest, the player automatically tries to process the tag and expose it in the form of a TimedMetadata object.
The class provides the following elements:
Property Type Description
content String The raw content of the timed metadata. If the type is TAG, the value represents the entire attribute list of the cue/tag. If the type id ID3, it is null.
id String Unique identifier of the timed metadata. This value is usually extracted from the cue/tag ID attribute. Otherwise, a unique random value is provided.
metadata Metadata The processed/extracted information from the playlist/manifest custom tag.
name String The name of the timed metadata. If the type is TAG , the value represents the cue/tag name. If the type is ID3 , it is null.
time Number The time position, in milliseconds, relative to the start of the main content where this timed metadata is present in the stream.
type String The type of the timed metadata.
  • TAG - indicates that the timed metadata was created from a tag in the playlist/manifest.
  • ID3 - indicates that the timed metadata was created from an ID3 tag in the media stream.
Remember the following:
  • TVSDK automatically extracts the attributes list into key-value pairs and stores the attributes in the metadata property.
    Complex data in custom tags in the manifest, such as strings with special characters, must be in quotes. For example: >
    #EXT-CUSTOM-TAG:type=SpliceOut,ID=1,time=71819.7222,duration=30.0,url=
    "www.example.com:8090?parameter1=xyz&parameter2=abc"
    ```  >
    
    
    
  • If the extraction fails because of a custom tag format, the metadata property will be empty and your application must extract the actual information. No error is thrown in this case.
Element
Description
TAG, ID3 ID3, TAG
Possible types for the timed metadata.
public function TimedMetadata(type:String, time:Number, id:String, name:String, content:String, metadata:Metadata)
Default constructor (time is the local stream time).
content:String
The raw content of the source tag of this timed metadata.
time:Number
The time position, relative to the start of the main content, where this metadata was inserted in the stream.
metadata:Metadata
The metadata inserted in the stream.
type:String
Returns the type of the timed metadata.
id:String
Returns the ID extracted from the cue/tag attributes. Otherwise, a unique random value is provided.
name:String
Returns the name of the cue, which is usually the HLS tag name.