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AOL Homepage Host Initiated In-Banner Video with Click to Expand Video Player


Host initiated in banner video with a user click to expand to a full screen experience utizling a semi-opaque background and 965x600 panel with full video controls. 

Spec Classification: 
Rich Media
Spec Placement: 
AOL Homepage
Tier II (AOL)
File Type: 


Total File Size: 
500 KB
Max Initial Load File Size: 
200 KB
Host Initiated Sub-Load File Size: 
300 KB
Max Animation Time: 
15 seconds In-Banner
Backup Image Submission Guidelines: 
Tag must always deliver either a primary experience or acceptable backup for instances when the user's browser does not support creative functionality (e.g. Flash, HTML5, JavaScript).
Z-Index Guidelines: 
Tablet Experience: 
Rich experience will extend to tablet
Expanded Ad Dimensions: 
Full Screen semi-opaque experience with 965x600 expanded video panel
Expand/Collapse Options: 
Expansion on user-click only. No expansion on mouseover or rollover.
Close Button Requirements: 
Mandatory close button in upper right hand corner of expanded unit
Max Video File Weight: 
Progressive download on user click - 2.4MB max
Required Controls: 
Play/Pause/Stop/Mute/Unmute video-audio controls; Recommended: progress bar
Video File Type: 
.mp4, .mov, .avi
Third Party Serving: 

AOL Rich Media only. 3rd party serving not accepted on AOL Homepage.

Third Party Tracking: 
Accepted; U.S. requires secure tags only
Submission Guidelines: 
  • 10-15 days from receipt of assets
  • U.S. requires secure tags only