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|1.00.06||January 31, 2016||Details|
These release notes pertain to Kaltura Facebook Distribution Connector 1.0, released January 31, 2016.
What's New in This Release
The Kaltura Facebook Distribution Connector uses the Facebook Graph API (which is the primary way for apps to read and write to the Facebook social graph) to distribute Video, Thumbnails and Captions to the partner's Facebook Page. Content can contain metadata to further enrich the distributed content - including metadata to support calls to action, feed targeting, page tagging, and places.
The Facebook Distribution Connector is an API-based connector that relies on the Facebook Video API for video upload and management.
Using the Facebook Distribution Connector
Distribution to Facebook is managed using a single Kaltura-managed Facebook application. To distribute content to Facebook, the partner must provide specific permissions to the Kaltura Facebook application, including:
Authentifcation with Facebook is done via the standard Facebook oAuth athentication using the permissions listed above.
The Facebook token used is a long lived access token.
Video distribution is performed through the resumable upload functionality available from Graph API v2.3 .
- The current video upload limitations are:
- 45 min
- The supported file formats include: 3g2, 3gp, 3gpp, asf, avi, dat, divx, dv, f4v, flv, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mod, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpeg4, mpg, mts, nsv, ogm, ogv, qt, tod, ts, vob, wmv.
- Video ratio must be between 9x16 to 16x9.
Thumbnails can be uploaded as part of the video creation API but not updated.
Facebook field name
|Name||Title||Title of video||Y|
|Description||Description||Description of video||Y|
|scheduled publishing time||Sunrise||Time when video should be published. UNIX timestamp between 10 minutes to 6 months.||N|
|Call To Action type||Custom Metadata||Facebook supports the following call to action parameters:- SHOP_NOW- BOOK_TRAVEL- LEARN_MORE- SIGN_UP- DOWNLOAD- WATCH_MORE Specifying a call to action will add an action on the video to the Call To Action URL specified below.||Y|
|Call To Action Value||Custom metadata||URL to call on call_to_action click.||Y|
|Place||Custom metadata||ID of location to tag in video.||Y|
|Tags||Custom metadata||IDs (comma separated) of persons to tag in video.||Y|
|Targeting||Custom metadata||Key IDs for ad targeting objects used to limit the audience of the video. See all relevant fields here.||N|
|Feed Targeting||Custom metadata||Key IDs for ad targeting objects used to promote the video in specific audience feeds. See all relevant fields here.||N|
Limitations & Known Issues
|Facebook Distribution Connector does not block you from using both video ratios (9x16 to 16x9) when uploading videos. In this case, Facebook determines the optimal video ratio|
|If you enter a name that is over the allowed number of characters according to Facebook, the video distribution will fail.|
|Captions are not updatable due to Facebook limitations.|
|When adding captions to a video, Facebook will only allow you to add one set of captions, and will save only the last version uploaded.|