Learn about trailer assets, and see how to use them in your apps.*
Assets are your catalog of video and non-video content. Each asset contains metadata (including images), offers, and an internal reference to a video file if applicable.
AXIS supports multiple asset types that display in rows in the Reference Apps. How they display will depend on the available metadata, the selected row type and how it's configured, and the user’s app.
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What are trailer assets?
Trailer assets are a playable entertainment asset type that you can relate to other assets to give users a taste of the content in your catalog. For example, to preview a related movie or show asset that is offerable or coming soon. In Presentation Manager, trailers are represented by the icon.
Trailer asset metadata
You can configure the metadata recorded for your trailer assets to display information about the trailer in selected rows. The row type and configuration, as well as the type of device, are all factors in how the available metadata will be presented in your apps.
Metadata fields available for trailer assets include:
- The title of the trailer
- A full or short description of the trailer
- The trailer’s duration
- The genre of the trailer
You can see a full list of available fields in our asset metadata article.
Displaying trailers in rows
Use specific rows to promote trailer content to your viewers.
By setting up asset relations between trailer assets and other asset types - such as program or movie - you can display trailers for the related content across your apps.
For example, on the item detail page for a movie or show, display the related trailer and allow viewers to go directly to the watch page and view the content.