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Use Playlists

After you upload media, you may create a playlist and embed the playlist and a player on your web site. You may create multiple playlists and also include media in more than one playlist.

This article applies to: Video on Demand


To Create a New Playlist

IMPORTANT: the feature to create a new playlist is currently disabled due to security concerns specific to the playlist functionality. We are currently working with the vendor to address this. (updated 6/4/14)

Playlist names cannot be changed. If you need to change a playlist name, you must delete the playlist then create a new playlist with the new name.

  1. After logging in to Video on Demand, open your My Media page from the user drop-down menu or the horizontal navigation bar.
  2. In your My Media page, select the media to include on the playlist. Click the checkbox next to the item(s) to select the media.
  3. Once you have selected all the media to add to the playlist, click the Actions button then + Add to playlist.
    Add to playlist
  4. A new page will open. Type your playlist name in the field labeled Add New Playlist. Click Add. If you have already created playlists, the playlists also will be displayed in this window. You may add the selected media another playlist by selecting the checkbox next to the playlist name.
  5. Your playlist is created. To work with the playlist or obtain the playlist embed code, click Manage Playlists or select My Playlists from the user drop-down menu. See the instructions to obtain an embed code or manage your playlists for more information.

To Embed Your Playlist on Your Web Site

  1. If necessary, log in to Video on Demand.
  2. Select My Playlists from the user drop-down menu.

my playlist

  1. Select the playlist from the list that is displayed on the left. The media in the playlist is displayed.
  2. Click Embed to obtain the embed code for the playlist. You will see a notification that the playlist will not display private media or media that is only published to a restricted channel. Click OK to continue.
  3. The playlist embed options window will open. The embed code is displayed in a box at the top of the window. The playlist embed options include:
  • Embed Type: The Iframe embed type is generally more browser & security compliant. The Legacy type forces the player to use Flash.  We recommend selecting Iframe if you don't have a specific need for your video to be streamed as Flash-only.
  • Playlist Layout (Flash): choose either a horizontal or vertical orientation for the playlist player.
  • Playlist Color: choose either a dark or light background for the playlist player.

embed playlist

  1. The embed code will be generated based on the options you select. Copy the embed code to paste on your web page. The code is very long, but will be highlighted when you click on it. After you click on the embed code, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Macintosh) and select Copy from the pop-up menu.
  2. Paste the playlist embed code on your web page.

To Manage Your Playlists

  1. If necessary, log in to Video on Demand.
  2. Select My Playlists from the user drop-down menu.
  3. Select the playlist from the list displayed on the left. The media in the playlist is displayed. You may:
  • Change the order of the media by dragging the items up or down in the list. Place your cursor over the arrows to the left of the item then click and hold to move the media to its new position in the playlist.

Playlist order

  • Delete an item from the playlist by clicking the X next to the item. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the item.
  1. Click Save Changes.

To Delete a Playlist

  1. If necessary, log in to Video on Demand.
  2. Select My Playlists from the user drop-down menu.
  3. Select the playlist from the list displayed on the left. The media in the playlist is displayed.
  4. Click the Delete Playlist button. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the playlist.

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