Sharing Video on Facebook
There are several ways you can post Ooyala-based videos to Facebook timelines.
- Through the Player share button with active or passive sharing.
- Through sharing from the host web page for the video with active or passive sharing.
The following section describes how to get started with the Ooyala Facebook Code Sample. It contains examples of how to embed the share button and how to create a Facebook application that displays your videos on your viewers’ timelines.
|Type of Sharing||Description||Facebook App Required?|
|Active||Active sharing posts the video to the viewer's Facebook timeline when the viewer clicks a Share button you program. This is the most common, normal kind of sharing on Facebook and has the equivalent effect as enabling sharing for Facebook in Ooyala player branding options (as described at Configuring the End Screen).||No. Can be done simply with embedded meta tags in a web page.|
|Passive||Passive sharing automatically posts video viewing information to your viewers’ timelines, without requiring them to click Share.||Yes. You can use the embedded meta tags in your web page or app.|