Uploading Videos

Video File Requirements

See Ad Specifications for supported ad sizes and file types.

Note: Video files must include audio. If your video file does not have any audio, you will not be able to upload it.

If you're uploading video files, you only need to upload a single copy for each video. Upload a high-quality version, and the system automatically creates copies for different video codecs, dimensions, and bitrate so that the ad can be served successfully in all cases.

Just upload the best-quality version you have (that meets the requirements in our ad specifications):


The DSP generates the different versions needed to play in different environments (like smaller file sizes for mobile ads).

Uploading a Video File

  1. Choose a brand. From the My Ads screen, click New Ad > Video.

  2. In the New Video Ad dialog, give the ad a Name.

  3. Upload your video. Click Select File and navigate to the video file. Be sure that it adheres to our ad specifications.

  4. Enter the Destination URL (typically the URL of an intermediate tracking server). This is the address that users go to when they click the ad.

  5. Optional: Enter the Impression Tracking URL. If you are using a third party impression tracker, you can input the URL used to track impressions for the ad. Even if you leave this field blank, the platform will automatically track impressions for you.

  6. Edit the Brand Domain if the default domain does not apply to this ad. Do not include a protocol (https://) or landing page.

    Example: abc.com

    The brand domain cannot be edited after you create the ad. See Brand Domains and Categories for details.

  7. Edit the Brand Categories if the default categories do not apply to the ad. These categories cannot be changed after you create the ad. See Brand Domains and Categories for details.


  8. Add any other tracking URLs you want to use. Tracking URLs are called when a particular event happens. For example, the creative calls the Audio/Video Start URL when an audio file starts playing and calls the First Quartile URL when 25% of the video or audio file has played.

  9. If you're using a companion ad, upload it. Video ads can include a companion ad, an image that should be served with the video ad. The image usually runs next to the video player, giving sponsors more visibility throughout playback.


  10. Click Create Ad.

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