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In this section, we will talk about how to track Youtube video playback through Adobe Launch.
Test page: https://www.bbccss.com/youtube-test, I have put a Youtube video on this page, now I need to do some tracking on it.
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1、Install YouTube Player Embed Extensions
Click Extensions> Catalog in Adobe Launch, then search Youtube:
Let’s open this Extensions and see if there is anything that needs to be configured:
No configuration necessary. So the main configuration is on Rules.
2、Create a Rule
Create a Rule named Youtube：
Create an EVENTS, and select YouTube Player Embed for Extensions. There are four types of Event Type: Time Played, Video End, Video Pause, and Video Play. Select Video Play here. The specific configuration is as follows:
Create the first ACTIONS, here is to set what this data is sent through, such as eVars, Props or Event. Here we use Event and use Event4.
Create the second ACTIONS. Note that we are using s.t () here, and the playback form is regarded as a Page View.
3、Test and Publish
Publish a library, then open https://www.bbccss.com/youtube-test and let the video play, finally open Adobe Experience Cloud Debugger:
Look, the playing event is tracked, event4.
After creating ACTIONS, Extensions can choose YouTube Player Embed. Here you can control the video that is played: if it is a playlist, here you can control which video starts to play; or control where to start playing; and some control buttons for playback. Many settings:
If you use this, you need to start it to the first of ACTIONS, and then execute it before you can send data to Adobe Analytics.