Films on Demand

Films on Demand requires the following database stanza in config.txt:

Title Films on Demand
URL http://fod.infobase.com
H https://fod.infobase.com
H digital.films.com
H https://secure.films.com
D infobase.com
D films.com

In addition, to ensure access to your institution’s subscribed resources, you must construct you Films on Demand starting point URLs using your institution’s unique ID in the target URL, using the example that follows:

http://ezproxy.mylib.org/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=######

where ###### is replaced by the wid provided to you by Films on Demand.

Direct links to individual videos must also include your institution’s wid number and the xtid for the individual video in the target URL, following the example below:

http://ezproxy.mylib.org/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wid=######&xtid=#####

where ##### following xtid is replaced with the individual video’s unique id number.

Platform Change

Films on Demand recently moved to a new platform, which changed the URL from http://digital.films.com to http://fod.infobase.com. Redirects have been put in place on the old URLs so that they redirect to the new URLs. If you should take the following steps:

  1. Update your stanza in config.txt to the one above. It will allow proxying of both the old and new URLs.
  2. Leave all of your existing starting point URLs and links constructed as they are. Redirects will allow you to use the old URLs to access the new platform without switching your starting point URLs to use the new format. They should look as follows:
    http://ezproxy.mylib.org/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?aid=######
  3. If you decide to change your old links, make sure that you use the new target URL format shown above, with your new wid number. Your old identifier was an aid number, and it is different than your new wid number; if you do not know your new wid number, contact video.support@infobaselearning.com