Kaltura MediaSpace User Manual

Kaltura MediaSpace™
User Manual
Version: 5.57 February 2017
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Contents
Preface .................................................................................................................................................... 5
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................. 5
Audience ........................................................................................................................................... 5
Document Conventions ..................................................................................................................... 5
Section 1 Kaltura MediaSpace Overview ................................................................................................ 6
Logging In ......................................................................................................................................... 6
The MediaSpace User Interface ....................................................................................................... 7
Changing the KMS Language .............................................................................................. 7
Understanding Categories and Channels ......................................................................................... 8
Section 2 Interacting with Media ........................................................................................................... 10
Displaying and Filtering Content ..................................................................................................... 10
Sorting Content ............................................................................................................................... 10
Commenting on Media .................................................................................................................... 13
Searching Through Channels, Categories and Chapters ............................................................... 14
Section 3 Uploading Media ................................................................................................................... 15
Media Upload .................................................................................................................................. 15
Dynamic Chunk Size Upload ............................................................................................. 15
Video after Upload ........................................................................................................... 17
Audio Entries ................................................................................................................... 18
Section 4 Uploading a Video from YouTube ......................................................................................... 19
Replacing a YouTube Link .............................................................................................................. 20
Analytics for YouTube Entries ........................................................................................... 20
Section 7 CaptureSpace Lite ................................................................................................................ 21
Viewing Rich Media in the Kaltura Player ....................................................................................... 21
Using Chapters and Slides ............................................................................................................. 21
Section 6 Interactive Video Quizzes ..................................................................................................... 22
Section 8 Provisioning and Publishing Live Events .............................................................................. 23
Section 9 Managing Your Media ........................................................................................................... 26
Editing Media - Details Tab ............................................................................................................. 26
Scheduling ...................................................................................................................................... 26
Enabling Clipping ............................................................................................................................ 29
Media Collaboration ........................................................................................................................ 29
Change Media Owner ....................................................................................................... 30
Add Co-Editors or Co-Publishers ....................................................................................... 30
Disabling and Closing Comments ................................................................................................... 32
Uploading and Managing Captions ................................................................................................. 32
Uploading Captions .......................................................................................................... 32
Managing Captions .......................................................................................................... 33
Managing Chapters and Slides in the Timeline Tab ....................................................................... 34
Creating and Editing Chapters .......................................................................................... 35
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Preface
Using Slides in Kaltura MediaSpace ................................................................................... 36
Creating a Video Clip ...................................................................................................................... 38
Trimming a Video ............................................................................................................ 40
Setting and Modifying Thumbnails .................................................................................................. 40
Selecting a Thumbnail ...................................................................................................... 41
Updating a Channel Thumbnail ......................................................................................... 42
Trimming a Video Clip ..................................................................................................................... 44
Adding an Attachment to a Video ................................................................................................... 45
Replacing Media ............................................................................................................................. 45
Entry Analytics ................................................................................................................................ 46
Section 10 Publishing Media ................................................................................................................. 48
Creating a Playlist ........................................................................................................................... 49
Managing Playlists .......................................................................................................................... 50
Sharing Media ................................................................................................................................. 51
Downloading Media ........................................................................................................................ 53
Section 11 Creating and Managing a Channel ..................................................................................... 55
Creating a Channel ......................................................................................................................... 55
Shared Repositories ......................................................................................................... 57
Public Channels ............................................................................................................... 59
Managing a Channel ....................................................................................................................... 59
Adding Media to a Channel ............................................................................................... 61
Moderating Channel Content ............................................................................................ 62
Editing Channel Users ...................................................................................................... 64
Deleting a Channel .......................................................................................................... 65
Importing Content from Other Channels/Galleries .............................................................. 66
Media Analytics Report ..................................................................................................... 68
Engagement Analytics Report ........................................................................................... 69
Contribution Analytics Report ........................................................................................... 69
Create and Manage Channel Playlists ........................................................................................... 69
Channel Playlists ............................................................................................................................ 70
Channel Playlists Tab ....................................................................................................... 70
Creating a Channel Playlist ............................................................................................... 71
Editing a Channel Playlist ................................................................................................. 72
Embedding a Playlist ........................................................................................................ 74
Testing the Embed Code .................................................................................................. 75
Working with Channel Playlists ....................................................................................................... 76
Viewing a Channel Playlist ................................................................................................ 76
Working with the Channel Playlists Page ........................................................................... 78
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Preface
This preface contains the following topics:
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About this Manual
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Audience
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Document Conventions
About this Manual
This manual describes how to use Kaltura MediaSpace™.
NOTE: Please refer to the official and latest product release notes for last-minute
updates.
Technical support may be obtained directly from: Kaltura Customer Care.
Contact Us:
Please send your documentation-related comments and feedback or report mistakes to
knowledge@kaltura.com.
We are committed to improving our documentation and your feedback is important to us.
Audience
This manual is intended for Kaltura MediaSpace users.
Document Conventions
Kaltura uses the following admonitions:
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Note
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Workflow
NOTE: Identifies important information that contains helpful suggestions.
Workflow: Provides workflow information.
1. Step 1
2. Step 2
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Kaltura MediaSpace Overview
Kaltura MediaSpace is a fully customizable media destination site for your organization. MediaSpace is
an out-of-the-box video-centric site that can serve as a repository for media collections across the
organization or a full-featured "Corporate YouTube.”
MediaSpace enables community, collaboration and social activities by leveraging the power of online
video. MediaSpace enables true collaboration with many contributors, moderators and viewers in a
multitude of channels, projects and communities.
Depending on your setup, the site can be either public or restricted to authorized end users. In
addition, sections of the site may be restricted to members only.
The Kaltura MediaSpace administrator sets up the content and the configuration of your MediaSpace
homepage.
You may have playlists, a list of videos, or a single video displayed in the My Media window.
With MediaSpace you can
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Browse and search public categories and channels
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Upload and publish content
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Contribute to categories and channels
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Access and contribute to members-only channels
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Create playlists
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Create channels
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Comment on media
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Share media
Logging In
Logging in to MediaSpace depends on your MediaSpace configuration. When you receive the
MediaSpace URL to login into, there may be two options:
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The site presents a login window to login into MediaSpace.
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The MediaSpace site homepage is displayed with pre-configured content.
The different login displays depend on whether your site is configured to allow anonymous users to
access your portal. There are some pages in MediaSpace that are reserved for authenticated users.
To log in to MediaSpace
The Login window is displayed either when you open MediaSpace or when you click:
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My Media
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My Playlists
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My Channels
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Guest (Login - Logout)
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In the Login window, enter your username and password.
The MediaSpace User Interface
Kaltura MediaSpace 5 (KMS 5) implements a responsive web design for optimal user experience across
all devices. The MediaSpace User Interface displays differently on each device.
For example, the MediaSpace header on a desktop displays as follows:
Kaltura MediaSpace Go is available on mobile devices. For example, the MediaSpace header on a
mobile device displays as follows:
Changing the KMS Language
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Kaltura MediaSpace Overview
MediaSpace users can change the language of their specific instance dynamically. When a language is
changed, it is saved on a persistent cookie on that specific browser until it is deleted.
To change the display language in KMS
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Select the language of your choice from the drop down menu.
Administrators can create additional languages and customize existing languages. See Localization for
KMS/KAF Administrators - How to Change Your Kaltura Application Language? for additional
information.
Understanding Categories and Channels
You can access MediaSpace media collections through categories and channels.
Categories define the taxonomy and hierarchical structure of your MediaSpace site. You can access
categories through the Navigation icon and browse your content according to the categories they are
contained in. Each category opens up the list of sub-categories that are pre-configured by your
administrator.
A channel is a user generated collection of content that pertains to a subset of users (or all
authenticated users). Channel managers and site administrators may give users permission to perform
specific actions in a channel. You can access your channels from the My Channels selection in the User
menu.
To learn how to use channels, see Creating and Managing a Channel. The MediaSpace channel page
that is public displays the information you have decided to share with the public from your account,
The following table lists some of the differences between categories and channels.
Categories
Channels
What are they?
Centrally curated hierarchical
structure that defines the
taxonomy of the site.
User generated collections that
are personally managed
Who can create?
KMC users only
Any KMS user (configurable
according to role)
Where do they show?
Navigation menu
My Channels
All Channels
Inside a category.
Options
Entitlements
Entitlements.
Moderation
Moderation
Group Offline Sync
Group Offline Sync
Import members from parent
Inherit members from parent
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MediaSpace opens up with the Root categories displayed in the Category pane.
To select a category
Click on the navigation icon. The root categories are displayed initially.
Use the arrows to open the sub-categories.
The media and channels associated with the category are displayed.
When you exit MediaSpace your last category request is saved for your next KMS session.
To moderate a category
Click on the navigation icon. The root categories are displayed initially.
Select a category and select Edit from the Actions drop down menu.
Check Moderate Content (Media will not appear in category until approved by category
manager).
Click Save.
To view your channels
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Click on My Channels in the User Menu.
The My Channels page has a clear indication of all the information related to the channel including, the
name, a thumbnail display of the last video added to the channel, total number of views, statistics, who
is managing the channel, links to send email to and which categories the channel is associated with.
To set the channel display
Click on My Channels in the User Menu.
Select an option:
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Collapsed View
o
Expanded View
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Interacting with Media
NOTE: Depending on your MediaSpace role, you may be able to access additional content
after you log in. To understand your role, ask your MediaSpace administrator.
You can do the following:
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Display and Filter the content
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Sort the content
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Select a video to play
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View media
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Report abuse
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Like media
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Comment on media
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Search media and captions
NOTE: Some MediaSpace features depending on your MediaSpace account’s configuration. Contact
your system administrator to enable features that you may want to use.
Displaying and Filtering Content
Select My Media or My Channels from the Add New drop down menu.
To filter content
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Select an option from the Add New drop down menu:
Sorting Content
To sort content
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Click on one or more of the sorting filters:
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Sort by Most Recent
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View All Statuses (For My Media)
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Media Count
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View Channels I Manage (For My Channels)
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View all Media
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View Media I Own (For Media Collaboration)
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View all Topics (For My Channels)
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View all Availabilities
To view content
Click on any media thumbnail from your My Media page, a category or channel to browse to
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the media entry and play the content.
Click Play in the media player. You can use options such as volume control, report abuse
(flag), caption selection, full screen, and enlarging the player within the MediaSpace window.
On an iOS device, a built-in iOS media player plays MediaSpace media.
To report abuse (Flag)
Click a media thumbnail or title to display the video in the media player.
Do one of the following:
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Click Flag on the media player screen.
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Click the Flag icon on the media player controls area.
Select the type of abuse.
To Like or Unlike Media
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Click on a media thumbnail or title to display the video in the media player.
Click the Like button under the media player.
A Liked label and an unlike option are displayed.
To cancel the Like, click Unlike.
Commenting on Media
You can comment on media, view comments by other users, reply to existing comments, and delete
comments and replies.
To comment on a media item
Click a media thumbnail or title.
In the Comments tab under the media player, enter a comment in the Add a Comment field
and click Add.
Your comment is displayed in the Comments tab.
To display comments
Click on a media thumbnail or title.
If comments were entered, they are displayed in the Comments area under the media
metadata.
When a limited number of comments are displayed, click Load more comments to display
additional comments.
To reply to a comment
Click on a media thumbnail or title.
In the Comments area under the media player, click Reply under the comment you would like
to reply to.
In the Add a Comment field, enter a reply and click Add.
Your reply is displayed under the comment.
To delete a comment or reply
NOTE: You can delete a comment or reply only in the following cases:
• You added the comment or reply.
• You are the media owner.
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Click a media thumbnail or title.
In the Comments area under the media player, click Delete under the comment you would
like to delete.
Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
NOTE: Deleting a comment also deletes replies to the comment.
Searching Through Channels, Categories and
Chapters
The ability to search metadata and captions is provided by entering a search term that you are looking
for. The results for metadata are returned by default. The Search feature filters the search string and
enables you to search on captions, channels and chapters. You can toggle between the different
objects after you enter the search term.
You can search:
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All media based on metadata – basic metadata and text fields from custom metadata
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All videos for captions
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A category or channel for media based on metadata
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A category or channel for captions
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Captions in a single video
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For media associated with a user, tag, or category
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For media in slides and chapters based on metadata
To clear the search text
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Click on the x.
You can Search through Custom Metadata - Search results show entries with matching text from
custom metadata fields and not only basic metadata (Title, Description, Text). Searchable custom
metadata fields are of text type. Results include '+' sign that shows the custom metadata fields and
the matching one will be highlighted. For additional information on the KMS search behavior see the
article Kaltura Search Engine for Media, Metadata and Timeline: Search Behavior and Commands in
the Knowledge Center.
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Uploading Media
You can upload media to MediaSpace from the MediaSpace header’s Add New menu.
The following upload options are available:
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Media Upload
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YouTube
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CaptureSpace Lite
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YouTube
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Video Quiz
Media Upload
You can upload images and video files directly from your phone and tablet browser using the new
upload control that uploads files in chunks and supports resuming uploads as well. MediaSpace
supports uploading files that are larger than 2GB.
Dynamic Chunk Size Upload
To improve upload performance, KMS now dynamically changes the uploaded chunk size. The upload
starts with a minimum-size of chunk, (1MB) then makes an intelligent decision as to what should be
the next chunk size based on upload capabilities, and so on (the max chunk size of 50MB)
NOTE: Not all features are supported on all mobile browsers and operating system
versions. Please refer to this list for detailed information. The new upload control is
supported in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE 10+
To upload media from your desktop
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Select Media Upload from the Add New dropdown menu.
The Upload Media page is displayed.
Click Choose a file to upload.
In the Select file to upload window, select a media file to upload and click Open.
While the file is uploading, on the Upload Media page you can:
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Enter metadata information about the media and click Save.
Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk.
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Click Cancel to cancel the upload.
o
Click Choose another file to upload additional files.
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Select the Privacy Settings. When adding new media and editing the metadata, select if the
media will be private, unlisted or automatically published to specific categories and/or
channels when the media is ready.
NOTE: If you click Save before the file is completely uploaded, the media information is
saved after the media is uploaded.
To view the media page when uploading is complete, select My Media from the User
dropdown menu.
Video after Upload
After a video is uploaded, it is converted for optimal playback. You cannot preview or publish a video
during conversion.
If media is waiting for moderation, you cannot preview or publish it until it is approved.
You can edit media information during conversion and while waiting for moderation.
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NOTE: Uploaded media also is displayed on your My Media page.
Audio Entries
Audio entries are displayed on the default KMS player.
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Uploading a Video from YouTube
Uploading content from YouTube to MediaSpace requires the YouTube feature to be enabled on your
partner.
To add media from YouTube
Select YouTube from the Add New dropdown menu.
The Kaltura MediaSpace YouTube page is displayed.
Enter the Video Page Link or the Content ID and click Preview.
NOTE: To obtain the URL, right click on the video in YouTube and copy the URL. Only
public YouTube videos are supported
In the YouTube window, enter information about the document and click Save.
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NOTE: You cannot add video presentations or YouTube media to playlists.
The 'Share' option (Email, Media Link, Embeds) is available for YouTube entries (similar to other entry
types).
Replacing a YouTube Link
To replace a YouTube link
In the Edit Media window, click the YouTube tab.
Replace the video link.
Analytics for YouTube Entries
Videos that originate in YouTube (presented and linked to KMS through the YouTube module) now
include the analytics pages, similar to other entry types. The analytics for these entries include metrics
for engagement inside KMS only and are not aggregated with YouTube playback analytics.
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CaptureSpace Lite
Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite is a simple video creation tool that enables users to easily capture their
webcam, voice, and screen using the same user interface and a limited subset of functionality our
existing Premium CaptureSpace users leverage today. CaptureSpace Lite is a native client, available
for both Windows and Mac users. Installation does not require administrator privileges.
CaptureSpace Lite replaces the Kaltura Screen Recorder (KSR).
To record a presentation
Select CaptureSpace Lite from the Add New dropdown menu.
The Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder download page is displayed.
Click Download to download the software required to record your presentation.
Click on the Kaltura icon that is displayed after you download the software. Follow the
instructions in the Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite - User Guide to create multi-stream recordings
using a vast array of recording devices
Viewing Rich Media in the Kaltura Player
After you upload your recording you can view your recording using one of the many robust features of
the Kaltura Player. For more information about the viewing options, see Viewing Rich Media in the
Kaltura Player.
Using Chapters and Slides
Chapters and slides are used as markers for navigation purposes. Slides are automatically created
when a presentation is recorded using the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder. For more
information about chapters and slides see_Managing_Chapters_and Managing Chapters and Slides in
the Timeline Tab. To learn more about recording presentations using the Kaltura CaptureSpace
Desktop Recorder, see the Kaltura CaptureSpace - User Guide.
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Interactive Video Quizzes
Kaltura's Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) integrate and work seamlessly with Kaltura MediaSpace
(KMS) and all Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) based applications, such as different Learning
Management Systems (LMSs) and Social Business Software (SBSs). The IVQ feature is based on the
Kaltura Player version 2.0.
As users watch a video, a question appears at its chosen point; the video continues after the user
answers the question. Depending on configuration, users may be allowed to repeat sections, skip
questions, revise answers, receive hints, and discover the correct answers. Practically, IVQ increases
engagement, tests knowledge and retention, and gathers media effectiveness data. Users can watch
media segments multiple times in preparation for answering questions; and receive feedback, correct
answers, and in-depth explanations when completing questions.
On the playback side, IVQ is part of Kaltura player and is supported by the player wherever media
quizzes are embedded and presented. Viewing and use is supported on any digital device.
See the article Interactive Video Quizzes - How to Take a Quiz in the Knowledge Center, for
information on how to take a quiz and for other frequently asked questions.
To display media that have quizzes configured
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Click View All Media and then click Quiz.
A special icon on the video thumbnail, and on the entry page, is displayed for videos that have quizzes
configured.
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Provisioning and Publishing Live Events
You can publish live stream events to channels and categories and provision live events and stream
them from MediaSpace.
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Publish live streams to channels and categories - Live streams that are provisioned from
the KMC can be published and displayed in any channel or category. The streams are also
found in search results. If the live entry is associated with the user ID of a MediaSpace user, it
will be available from the media owner through "My Media", to manage and publish from
MediaSpace.
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Provision a Live Event and Stream from MediaSpace- Authorized MediaSpace users can
create a live event from MediaSpace that is provisioned instantaneously. Users are able to
stream from MediaSpace using a web camera without the need for external encoding
software.
Provisioning a live event from MediaSpace requires the new Kaltura Live feature to be enabled on
your partner. See Live Streaming Using Kaltura Live Streaming (HDS / HLS / DASH) for more
information.
Using live in MediaSpace requires you to update the uiConf of your main player to SWF URL version
3.9.7 or above.
To create a live event
Select Live Event from the Add New dropdown menu.
The Create Live Event page is displayed.
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Enter the relevant fields in the Create Live Event window.
(Optional) Check Enable Recording of the Event - The event will be available to watch on
demand after the broadcast ends. Up to 24 hours will be recorded.
Click Create Event. The following message is displayed: “Live Event created successfully.”
Set the media’s status:
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Private - Media page will be visible to the content owner only.
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Unlisted - Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page.
o
Published - Media page will be visible to individuals according to entitlements on published
destinations. If selected, choose the Categories and Channels where you want to publish
to.
Click Save and then edit the Live Event. Click Edit Event and Broadcasting Options or Go To
My Media.
To start/stop broadcasting the live event
In the My Media Page select the live entry and click Edit.
Enable the relevant Options in the Options tab.
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Enable DVR - Users will be able to seek back during the live event
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Enable Recording of the Event - The event will be available to watch on demand after the
broadcast ends. Up to 24 hours will be recorded.
o
Click Start Streaming to start you broadcast. Click OK to Start;
o
Click Stop Streaming to stop your broadcast. Click OK to Stop.
Click Save.
To publish or perform actions on the entry
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Select the Live Event entry in the My Media page.
Select an option from the Actions drop down menu.
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Managing Your Media
NOTE: If you cannot access your My Media page content or actions, or display editing
tabs, ask your MediaSpace administrator to give you the required permission.
Your My Media page lists previously uploaded media.
Editing Media - Details Tab
In the Edit Media page, you can:
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Edit information about the media.
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Modify tags. The Tags field automatically completes values from tags that already exist in
your application and consolidate taxonomy and improve discoverability of your content.
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Click Delete media to delete an entry.
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Create a clip. See Creating a Video Clip.
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Access other Editing tabs.
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Disable and close Commenting
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Add attachments
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Schedule Media
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Replace Media
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Change Media Owners and Collaborate
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Upload and Manage Captions
To edit media
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On your My Media page, click Edit for the media you want to edit.
The Edit Media page opens with Editing tabs. The editing tab display is dependent on your
MediaSpace admin configuration.
Scheduling
Use the Schedule feature to create content and set its publishing start time and end time.
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After you create content you may define whether to define scheduling rules. The default is that content
is available always.
If you choose to apply a scheduling rule on the content add the following:
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start time (date and hour),
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end time - The default is “no end time”.
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time zone.
Scheduling input from the KMC is visible in KMS. It is possible to input a start date without an end
date. (‘Select Clear from the date drop down menu.)
It is possible to select start or end dates that are prior to current date.
Publish schedule time zone presentation - Entries where Scheduling was set outside of KMS (thus the
time zone is not specified on the entry) will show Scheduling in the user's local time zone, per the
current Scheduling functionality. Entries where Scheduling was set in KMS (thus time zone is specified
on the entry) will show Scheduling in the time zone specified by the KMS user who set the Scheduling.
To add a scheduling rule
Go to the entry Edit Page in My Media.
Select the Details tab and then enter the publishing schedule.
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You can then publish the entry to channels and categories. The entry will only be visible to you or
other users, only between the scheduling start time and end time.
Only the entry owner is able to see the entry in My Media.
Scheduled entries have a special appearance on the Thumbnail and in the Entry page.
You can filter entries from different availabilities in the My Media page as follows:
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All availabilities - all entries no matter what their scheduling window is
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Future Scheduling - entries that their scheduling start time is in the future (These entries will
be seen in categories/channels in the future.)
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In window media - entries that are currently between their scheduling start time and end
time.
•
Past Scheduling - entries that there scheduling start time was in the past (These entries were
seen in categories/channels in the past and are no longer available.)
See here for more information.
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Scheduled entry can be published but won't appear in the category/channel until the scheduling
•
window will start.
Scheduled entry can be added to a playlist but won't appear in the playlist until the scheduling
•
window will start.
Scheduled entry can be set as unlisted shared but won't be able to be seen by anyone but the
owner, until the scheduling window will start.
Enabling Clipping
Use the Options tab in the Edit page to manage clipping and to manage comments.
To allow other users to create clips from an entry
Go to the entry Edit Page in My Media.
Select the Options tab and then check the “Enable everyone to create clips from this video”
checkbox.
Media Collaboration
Media owners can change the media ownership and are able to add co-editors and co-publishers to
their media.
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Co-Editors can edit the entry's details and metadata, trim media, replace media, edit captions, edit
chapters and edit slides. Co-editors cannot delete media or add new co-editors and co-publishers. Coeditors can see analytics page for the media they co-edit.
Co-Publishers can publish media to their entitled Categories or Channels. This option must be enabled
by your KMS administrator for this tab to display. Group support may be enabled for the Media
Collaboration’ features. When enabled, you can select groups that may be assigned as coeditors/publishers for an entry.
Change Media Owner
To change an entry’s media owner
Go to the entry Edit Page in My Media.
Select the Collaboration tab.
Click Change media owner.
The Change media Owner window is displayed.
Enter the user name for the new owner.
Click Save.
Add Co-Editors or Co-Publishers
Co-editors can edit entry's details and metadata, trim media, replace media, edit captions, edit
chapters and edit slides. Co-editors cannot delete media or add new co-editors and co-publishers.
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Co-Publishers can publish the media to their entitled categories or channels.
You can use the sorting option View Media I Own in My Media, to filter media according to the
collaboration settings.
To add Co-Editors or Co-Publishers
Go to the entry Edit Page in My Media.
Select the Collaboration tab.
Click Add Collaborator.
The Add Collaborator window is displayed.
Enter the collaborator’s user name or ID .You can add users that are available on the site and
you can use the auto-complete function (from 3rd letter and on).
Check the type(s) of permissions for the collaborator you are adding to the media entry,
Click Add.
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To view the collaborators’ permissions click View all Permissions and select the type of
collaborator.
Use the editing options /icons in the Actions column to edit/delete the collaboration options.
Your KMS administrator may also configure the option of adding co-editors and co-publishers during
upload of an entry in KMS or KAF.
Disabling and Closing Comments
For each of your media items, you can:
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Disable the comment feature.
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Prevent additional comments.
To disable comments on a media item
On your My Media page click Edit for the video you want to edit.
Select the Options tab and select the Disable comments for this media checkbox.
The Comments tab is not displayed on the media page.
NOTE: Comments that were entered before you disable the comment feature are re
displayed if you re enable comments.
To prevent additional comments on a media item
On your My Media page click Edit next to the video you want to edit.
Select the Options tab and select the Close discussion checkbox.
On the Comments tab of the media page, Comments closed is displayed and the Add a Comment field
is not displayed.
Uploading and Managing Captions
You can upload caption files for your media items and manage the captions. Users can search the
caption texts.
NOTE: Only video items can have captions.
Uploading Captions
To upload captions
Click Edit next to the video you want to add captions to.
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Select the Captions tab and click Upload captions file.
Click Browse and select an SRT or DFXP caption file.
Select the caption language.
Enter a label to display for the file in the caption selector.
The caption selector displays caption options in the media player.
Click Save to upload the file.
The file is added to a table on the media page's Captions tab.
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After you upload captions for a video, in the caption table you can:
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Modify the caption language or label.
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Change the default caption file.
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Delete a caption file.
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Download a caption file.
To modify the language or the caption selector label
On your My Media page, select the video and click Edit.
Open the Captions tab to display the caption table.
In the caption table, click Change and do the following:
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To change the language, select a new language in the Language column.
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To change the label, enter new text in the Label column.
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Click the disk icon to update the values.
To change the caption file used by default in the media player
Do one of the following on your My Media page:
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Expand a video thumbnail entry to display the Edit button and click Edit.
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Click the thumbnail or title of a video entry to open the video page.
Under the Actions drop down in the video page, click Edit.
Open the Captions tab to display the caption table.
In the caption table, click on the checkmark icon in the right column of a caption row to Set
as default.
To delete a caption file
Do one of the following on your My Media page:
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Expand a video thumbnail entry to display the Edit button and click Edit.
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Click the thumbnail or title of a video entry to open the video page.
Under the Actions drop down in the video page, click Edit.
Open the Captions tab to display the caption table.
In the caption table, click on the “x” icon to Delete.
In the Confirm Remove window, click Yes to remove the caption file.
To download a caption file
Select My Media from the user menu.
Select a video and click Edit.
Click the Captions tab to display the caption table.
Click the Download icon.
The captions file is downloaded
Managing Chapters and Slides in the Timeline Tab
Chapters are like bookmarks in the video and can be used to navigate through the video. You can use
chapters to mark the beginning of a new topic, highlight important segments, or help navigate
through the content of a long video. You can add, edit, and delete chapters and slides in the Timeline
tab. Contact your administrator to enable this feature.
A Slide is a synchronized visual element to the main media.
After chapters and slides are created, the player is displayed with a matching plugin that presents the
chapters and slides view on it.
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A viewer only sees the extended player and does not see the timeline for editing. A viewer can
navigate between chapters and slides inside the player view, as well as search on its text.
Remote Storage
In KMS and KAF instances that are set with remote storage configuration, slides on entries are stored
and played from the remote storage.
Creating and Editing Chapters
To edit or add a chapter
Go to your My Media page and click Edit near the entry you want to edit.
Select the Timeline tab. Here you can view all the chapters and slides in the video.
Place the cursor on the timeline and click the Create Chapter icon to create or update a
chapter, or click on the cue point for the chapter you want to edit to view its properties.
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After you create a chapter, you can:
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Add or modify the Chapter Title.
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Select a thumbnail. You can upload a thumbnail image for the chapter, or automatically
create one from the video.
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Add or modify the Chapter Description (optional).
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Add Search Tags (optional).
Click View in Player to see your changes.
To delete a chapter
Go to your My Media page and click Edit near the entry you want to edit.
Select the Timeline tab. Here you can view all the chapters and slides in the video.
Click on the cue point of the chapter you want to delete from the timeline of the video.
Click Delete Chapter.
A confirmation box is displayed, click Delete to confirm.
Click View in Player to see your changes.
Using Slides in Kaltura MediaSpace
You can add slides to enhance a video experience. Slides are part of the video content, and viewers
can view the slides in the player simultaneously with the media. Using the Navigation Panel, you can
navigate the video using the slides.
To add or edit slides
Login to your My Media page.
Click Edit near the entry you want to edit and select the Timeline tab. Here you can view all
the chapters and slides in the video.
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Place the cursor on the timeline and click Add Slide to add a slide or slide deck, or click on the
cue point for the slide you want to edit to view its properties.
Use the drop down menu to choose whether to upload a single slide or a full deck
of slides. The supported formats are: PPT, PPTX, and PDF.
If you choose to upload a slide deck, slides will be added and distributed evenly along the
timeline, starting from the red marker point. You can move each slide to its desired point in
the timeline and save.
After you select or upload a slide, you can:
a. Add or modify the slide image.
b. Add or modify the slide title.
c.
Add or modify the slide description (optional).
d. Add search tags. (optional)
Click View in Player to see your changes.
To delete a slide
Login to your My Media page.
Click on the entry you want to edit.
Select the Timeline tab.
Click on the cue point of the slide you want to delete from the timeline of the video.
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Click Delete Slide.
A confirmation box is displayed, click Delete to confirm.
Click View in Player to see your changes.
Creating a Video Clip
When clipping and trimming are enabled on the account and for the specific media, you can create
clips from existing videos. Each clip becomes its own media entry. The clipping tool enables you to
edit your videos visually or by setting the start time and end time of your clip.
Clipping creates a new entry from an existing entry and allows you to specify the start and end time
for the new entry. For example you can clip an entry that can be used to create a 2 minute intro video
to a long lecture, or clip part of an entry, such as homework assignments. You can also clip a long
lecture to several shorter clips divided by subjects.
Entries can be clipped by the media entry owner in My Media.
To create a video clip in My Media
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to use to create a clip.
In the Edit Media window click Create Clip.
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or click on the entry and select Create Clip from the Actions drop down menu.
Use the Clipping timeline or enter exact start and end times.
Press Play and click Set Starting Point of the video clip or alternatively, select the Start Time.
Select Set Ending Point as the end point of the video clip, or alternatively select the End Time.
Click Create Clip.
The clipped content appears in My Media as a new entry. Media Owners can define the videos that
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other users can generate clips from.
To allow other users to create clips from an entry
To allow other users to create clips of a video entry, go to the entry Edit Page in My Media
and under Options  Clipping check the “Everyone” checkbox.
In Media Gallery click on an entry and under Actions choose Create Clip. Note: this option
always appears to the owner of the media.
Following the instructions on how to create a video clip.
Trimming a Video
Trimming must be enabled on your account to use this feature.
You can trim out parts of video from the Edit Media page. The trimming tool enables you to edit your
videos visually by setting the start time and end time of your media.
Sometimes, you may want to trim the start and/or end of a video to remove redundant parts.
Trimming is performed on the source media, modifying that video permanently.
To trim a media entry
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to trim,
In the Edit Media window select the Trim Video tab.
Use the trimming timeline or enter exact start and end times.
Press Play and click Set Starting Point of the video clip or alternatively, select the start time.
Select Set Ending Point as the end point of the video clip, or alternatively select the end time.
Click Trim video.
The trimmed video appears in My Media.
Setting and Modifying Thumbnails
There are four options for setting and managing a thumbnail for your content:
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Upload a thumbnail from your desktop and use it as the default thumbnail.
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Use the player to select the frame you want to use as your default thumbnail and then click
on the Capture button.
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Select one thumbnail from ten automatically generated thumbnails of the selected video and
set it as the default thumbnail.
•
Download a thumbnail to back up your current thumbnail.
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Selecting a Thumbnail
To upload a thumbnail from your desktop
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
Click Upload Thumbnail.
Upload a file from your desktop and click Open.
To grab a frame from the content as a thumbnail
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
Select the Thumbnails tab and click Play.
Click Capture at the frame that you want to use as a thumbnail.
The captured frame is saved automatically and used for the thumbnail.
To select an automatically generated thumbnail
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
Click Automatically Generate.
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To download and save a thumbnails
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to add a thumbnail to.
In the Edit Media window select the Thumbnails tab.
Click Download.
Save your image.
Updating a Channel Thumbnail
The Update Channel Thumbnail feature allows the KMS Channel Manager to choose and set a
thumbnail for a channel. Previously, the channel thumbnail was set by default based on the type and
content of the channel. The thumbnail was based on the last media item published to the channel. If
there was no media, the thumbnail was based on the type of channel (open, private, moderated,
shared repository).
The thumbnail permissions are available in MANAGER view only.
When a channel manager creates a new channel, the channel's thumbnail cannot be chosen and the
default thumbnail is used. The channel manager can change the thumbnail only after the channel is
created.
A Channel Manager can set an entry thumbnail to be the channel thumbnail.
To set the entry thumbnail to the channel thumbnail
1. Select an entry.
2. Click Set as Channel Thumbnail.
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The Channel Manager can upload a thumbnail from the desktop.
To upload a channel thumbnail from your desktop
Click Upload Thumbnail.
Choose an image file and click Save.
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The Channel Manager can choose to reset the channel thumbnail to the default thumbnail, which is
the dynamic thumbnail choice of the system. The default thumbnail is based on the last media item
published to the channel. If there was no media, the thumbnail is based on the type of channel (open,
private, moderated, shared repository).
To restore the default thumbnail
•
Click Reset Thumbnail.
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NOTE: Audio entries include a player thumbnail similar to video entries.
Trimming a Video Clip
Trimming must be enabled on your account to use this feature.
To trim a media entry
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to trim,
In the Edit Media window select the Trim Video tab.
Use the trimming timeline or enter exact start and end times.
Press Play and click Set Starting Point of the video clip or alternatively, select the start time.
Select Set Ending Point as the end point of the video clip, or alternatively select the end time.
Click Trim video.
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The trimmed video appears in My Media.
Adding an Attachment to a Video
You can attach files to you media. Media viewers may download the file before, during or after
viewing the media.
To add an attachment to a media entry
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to trim,
In the Edit Media window select the Attachment tab.
Click Upload file. The Upload window is displayed.
Provide descriptive information about the attachment (optional) and click Select File.
Select a file to attach and click Open.
The file is saved as attachment to your media file.
Use the editing options /icons in the Actions column to change delete or download the
attachment file.
Replacing Media
You can replace media, and retain the entry’s metadata, URL and analytics. Only video entries can be
replaced. The time-based metadata on the entry is kept in place, however it most probably will be out
of sync with the new media. The time based metadata should be manually adjusted.
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When replacing media:
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If the media is published in a moderated channel/category - Media will be unpublished and
moved to the pending moderation state.
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If the media is in un-moderated channel/category - Media will still be published.
Note that media will be unpublished from a moderated location (channel/gallery/category) and will
remain published otherwise.
To replace a media entry
Select My Media and then click Edit next to the entry you want to replace.
In the Edit Media window select the Replace Video tab.
Select either Upload from Desktop or Upload from URL.
Upload from Desktop: Choose a file to upload and select the replacement file.
Upload from URL:
a. Enter a URL in the Ingest media from a URL field.
b. Click Validate URL
After the upload is complete either click Approve or Cancel Replacement to determine your
choice.
Entry Analytics
Media Owners can view analytics on their media. Analytics are available for total plays, views, plays in
channels, plays in categories, users that watched, drop off rates and other analytics.
NOTE: Entry analytics are identical to the analytics for the entry in the KMC.
To view entry analytics (for Media Owners)
Select and entry.
Select Analytics from the Actions drop down menu.
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Refresh Media
You can refresh your media library in the My Media window and view the recently added entries.
Due to caching constraints, an entry may appear in the search results for example, but may not
appear in the My Media page. The Refresh option overcomes this constraint and displays the
most recently added entries.
To refresh the My Media library
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In the My Media window, select Refresh from the Actions drop down menu.
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Publishing Media
By default, media that you upload is private. You can access private media on your My Media page.
On your My Media page, you can grab the embed code of private media or publish it to make it public
in MediaSpace.
Publishing media makes the media publicly accessible to MediaSpace users. You can publish media:
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In multiple categories and multiple channels
•
Only when file conversion is complete and the media is not waiting for moderation
NOTE: If you cannot publish media, ask your MediaSpace administrator to give you the
required permission.
To publish a media item
On your My Media page, click the thumbnail or title of the media you want to publish. For
multiple entries, check multiple media items.
Select Publish from the Actions menu.
By default, uploaded media is not published.
When publishing an entry you can use the search box to find the desired media entry. Select
Publish in Channel or Publish in Category tab. Enter the search string (tag) to see where the
media item is located. Results of the search are highlighted on the category tree for
categories and the channels are listed as the search results.
Select one or more categories or channels to publish to.
Click on Save to apply changes.
To set media to be private
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Click the thumbnail or title of the published media that you want to make private.
Click on the Publish under the Actions dropdown and select Private.
In the Confirm Unpublishing window, click Confirm to unpublish the media.
Private media is accessible only on the media owner's My Media page.
Creating a Playlist
You can create playlists and associate media with the playlists. Playlists in the homepage ('Most
Recent', 'Most popular', etc.) showing 9 entries, are clickable, leading to a playlist media page with the
full list of playlist entries
To create a playlist
NOTE: If you cannot create a playlist, ask your MediaSpace administrator to give you the
required permission.
Browse to the media that you would like to add to a playlist.
Select the “Add to Playlist" option under the Actions dropdown.
The My Media page is displayed.
Enter a Name and click Create.
After you create a playlist, it appears on the My Playlists page where you can preview it, edit
the sequence of media, select design of playlist, and grab the embed code.
NOTE: You cannot add video presentations or YouTube media to playlists.
To add media to playlists
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Check a media thumbnail or title. You may check more than one.
Select Add to Playlists from the Actions dropdown.
Check the playlists you want to add the media to or create a new playlist and click Save.
The media is added to the new playlist.
Click Save.
Click Go to My Playlists to preview the content, edit the sequence of media, select design of
playlist, and grab the embed code.
To remove media from a playlist
Click the media thumbnail or title that you want to remove from a playlist.
Select Add to Playlists from the Actions drop down menu.
Uncheck the playlist that you want to remove media from.
Click Save.
Managing Playlists
After you create a playlist, you can preview the playlist, reorder the media in the playlist, design the
playlist, and copy the playlist’s embed code.
To manage a playlist
NOTE: If you cannot manage a playlist, ask your MediaSpace administrator to give you
the required permission.
Select My Playlists from the User menu.
Select the playlist name to view all the content in the playlist.
For the selected playlist, you can do the following:
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Delete the playlist. Click Delete Playlist.
o
Reorder the videos in the playlist. Drag and drop the content.
o
Remove videos from the playlist.
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Copy the playlist's embed code to paste it on a web site.
o
Share the playlist via email.
o
Select the layout and color of the playlist
o
Add entries to playlists
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Sharing Media
You can share media using the Share icon configured in your v2 Player.
Select the platform you want to share your media to and post whatever relevant text you want to add.
You can also share a media item by:
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Linking to a media page
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Embedding a media item
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Email
To share a link to a media page
Click a media thumbnail or title.
Click the Share button under the media player.
Select the Link to Media Page tab to copy the media page link.
Paste the link to share the media page.
NOTE: If the media is restricted, only authorized users can access the shared media
page.
To embed a media item
Click a media thumbnail or title.
Click the Share button under the media player.
Select the Embed tab to grab and share the embed code. Grabbing the embed code will make
this media public to the world and override all entitlements defined in MediaSpace. .
Paste the embed code into your site.
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Select a Player Skin.
Select the Player Size.
Copy the embed code.
On the web site where you want to share the media, paste the embed code.
To share a media item through email
NOTE: To share media via Email you have to publish it to a channel or unlist it.
Select a media Item.
Click Share.
Select the Email tab. The media is shared by the default mail client on the machine.
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Downloading Media
If Media Download was enabled for a specific entry you can use the Download button and then
choose from the available flavors list to download the specific file.
The media file is downloaded to the desktop for future use.
To Download Media (for Media Owners)
Select a media Item and click Edit.
Click the Downloads Tab.
Check one or more Available Formats.
Click Save.
To Download Media (for viewers)
Select a media Item.
Click Download.
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The Download’ option is also available for Audio entry types (Similar to video entry) if Media
Download was enabled for a specific entry.
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Creating and Managing a Channel
NOTE: If you cannot create and manage channels, ask your MediaSpace administrator to
give you the required permission.
This section describes how to
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Create a channel.
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Manage a channel.
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View Channel Analytics
•
Create and Manage Channel Playlists
Creating a Channel
Be certain to take a moment to consider your privacy settings when creating a channel. You have the
option of deciding who sees what, and you should make a conscious choice here. You can decide to
allow only members to send messages or share videos with you; to let others see your “channel” on
MediaSpace if they have your e-mail address; and to share or hide “interesting statistics” about each
of your videos with your viewers.
To create a channel
Select My Channels from the User drop down menu.
On the My Channels page, click Create Channel.
The Create a New Channel page is displayed.
There are two types of channels that are configuration based: Shared Repositories and Public
channels.
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On the Create New Channel page:
a. Enter values for:
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Name – Enter the channel name to display on the Channels page.
o
Description – Enter a summary of the channel content to display on the My
Channels page.
o
Tags – Enter a descriptive tag to use in searches.
b. (Optional) Select the privacy settings for the channel.
c.
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Open – Membership is open and non-members can view content and participate.
o
Restricted – Non-members can view content, but users must be invited to
participate
o
Private – - Membership is by invitation only and only members can view content
and participate.
o
Shared Repository - Membership is by invitation only. Members can publish
content from this channel to any other channel according to their entitlements.
o
Public - Non-members can view content (including anonymous users) but users
must be invited to participate.
(Optional) Select the options settings for the channel.
o
Moderate content (Media will not appear in channel until approved by channel
manager.)
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Enable comments in channels
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Enable subscription to channel
NOTE: If comments are enabled for a media item, the comments are displayed when the
media item is accessed through a channel only when the Enable comments in Channels
checkbox is selected. To completely disable comments for a media item, see Disabling
and Closing Comments.
d. Select the Categories that this channel will be associated with.
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Click Save.
You can access the new channel from your My Channels page.
Shared Repositories
You can create shared media repositories that allow any member to not only browse the media that is
published in the shared repository, but also use the media to publish to other channels and/or
categories. Members of a shared repository can contribute content to it, based on permission level,
and re-use content that was contributed to the shared repository by other members.
Shared Repositories allow education institutions and enterprises to create a shared media location for
media that anyone with access to the location, has publishing rights to that content and can share the
media to other areas in MediaSpace.
A shared repository is a special type of channel. Nested filters add the ability to filter media from a
shared repository when media is added to a channel/category.
When adding content to any shared repository, a user can add content from their My Media list
or
if the user is a member of one or more shared repositories, they can add a content item from the
shared repository to a selected channel/gallery (whether that content item is theirs, or was
contributed to the shared repository by someone else).
To create a shared repository
Create a channel and set the privacy settings to Shared Repository. See Creating a Channel.
Add Users to the Shared Repository. See Editing Channel Users.
To add entries to the shared repository
Go to My Media.
Select the content you want to add to the Shared Repository..
In the edit entry window click “Click to add required metadata for shared repository.”
Assign the media to one or more filters and click Save.
Publish your media. See Publishing Media
Your media is now shareable between members of defined shared repositories.
To add content from a Shared Repository to your channels
Select My Channels from the User drop down menu.
Click on the Channel that you want to add the content from the shared repository to.
Click Add to Channel button.
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Click on Shared Repositories and select one of the shared repositories from the drop down
list..
The content items in the selected shared repository are displayed
Search for the item by either scrolling down the page or using the search box or nested filters.
a. Enter a search string and click Search
or
b. Click on the Search icon and check the filters that you want to search through to find
content and click Search.
The content that was created within the nested filters is displayed.
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Select the content you want to add to the channel and click Publish.
Public Channels
A public channel allows anonymous users (guests) to view the channel when enabled, the Channels
gallery link is available to anonymous users but displays only public channels.
Managing a Channel
To manage a channel
Select My Channels from the User menu.
(Optional) Filter the content.
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Most Recent
o
View Channels/Manage
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View all Topics
On the My Channels page, click on a channel thumbnail to open the Channels page.
The <channel_name> page opens.
On the individual channel page you can:
Action
Notes
Edit the content
Select Edit from the Actions menu to opens the Edit
Channel page.
Filter types of Media
See Displaying and Viewing Content
Add Media
See Add Media.to a media to the channel
Remove Media
Remove the media item from the channel
Create Analytics
Display analytics for the selected channel.
Select Edit from the Actions drop down menu.
The Edit <channel name> page is displayed.
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Adding Media to a Channel
In the Add Media to a Channel page you can add existing media or upload new content to the
channel.
To add existing media to a channel or category
Select My Channels from the User drop down menu.
Click on the Channel that you want to add content to.
Click on the Add to Channel button.
Select the content you want to add to the channel and click Publish.
To delete media from a channel or category
Select My Channels from the User drop down menu.
Click on the Channel that you want to delete content from.
Select the icon on the lower right of the content you want to delete and click Remove.
Confirm the deletion.
To add new media
Follow the instructions for Uploading Media.
Following the instructions for Adding Media to a Channel.
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Moderating Channel Content
Channel managers and moderators approve or reject content when a channel manager's approval is
required before media is displayed.
To set content moderation
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Modify the channel options in the Edit Channels page. For details, see Channel Options
Settings.
To moderate channel content
On the Channels icon, click on Edit.
In the Edit <channel name> page options’ section, select Moderate.
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Click Save.
The channel is moderated. If content is uploaded to the channel the status will be pending
approval.
NOTE: If media is waiting for moderation, you cannot preview or publish it until it is
approved.
You can edit media information while waiting for moderation.
To approve content that is pending
Go the My Channels page.
Click on the pending link on a channel that has media pending or on the Channel page click
Browse Pending.
The browser pending media window is displayed.
,
Click Approve or Reject. Approved content is displayed on the channel page. Rejected
content will not be added to the channel.
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Editing Channel Users
To configure and add members to a channel
NOTE: Adding members applies only to channels that are restricted or public.
Select My Channels and then click on a channel.
Select Actions > Edit.
If you are the channel manager or owner, you are able to add members to the channel.
Select the default permission level.
Select the Group name.
Click Save.
Click Add Member.
In the Add Member window under Enter user name, start typing a user name to display user
names, and select a member to add.
In the Add Member window under Set permission, select the member's permission.
Permission
Allows a user to…
Member
View channel content only.
Contributor
View channel content and add media to the channel.
Moderator
View channel content, add media to the channel, and moderate channel content.
Manager
View channel content, add media to the channel, moderate channel content, and
manage the channel (delegate managerial rights to additional users).
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In the Add Member window, click Add to add the selected member with the specified
permission.
To modify a channel member’s permission
On the My Channels page, click Edit.
On the Members tab, you can choose from one of the following options
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Edit the permission - a drop down appears
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Select member.
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Assign the user to be the channel owner.
Click the Save icon to apply the modified permission to the member.
Deleting a Channel
NOTE: Deleting a channel does not delete the media from MediaSpace.
To delete a channel
On the My Channels page, click on Edit.
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In the Edit <channel name> page click Delete.
Click Delete to confirm the deletion.
Importing Content from Other Channels/Galleries
To import content from other Channels/Media Galleries that are
managed by you
Enter the Media Gallery or Channel.
When a Channel/Media Gallery Manager enters an empty Channel/Media Gallery, the following
message is displayed:
The importing process can also be initiated from the Actions drop down menu. Select Import
from the Actions menu.
Choose a Channel/Media Gallery to import content from. The list includes all Channels/Media
Galleries the user manages that have content.
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Click the selected Channel/Media Gallery and select Import.
After the import is complete you will be required to refresh the page to view the imported
content.
Channel Analytics
Channel Managers can measure and analyze the user engagement and contribution to their channels.
These contextual analytics allow channel managers to answer important questions such as: What are
the most popular videos in the channel? Who are the members that watch the most videos and what
is their drop off rate? Who are the members that contribute the most media to the channel?
All analytics tabs have the option to Export to a CSV or print your information.
To display Channel Analytics
Select My Channels.
Select a Channel.
Select Analytics from the Actions drop down menu.
The Analytics Dashboard is displayed. The Dashboard presents a summary of the available
analytics. For example,
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Top Engaged Users – who are the users who viewed most content
o
Top Contributors – who are the users who contributed most content
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Select a time range. You can select a custom range.
If you have previously seen the channel analytics, a red/green percentage is displayed on the
Media Items display and User Engagement and Contribution data that shows the change from
the previous period selected in the time range.
In the Analytics page, select the desired report by clicking its corresponding tab.
Media Analytics Report
The media analytics report lists all the content available in My Media. For each media entry, the
number of plays is displayed, total view time, average view time and the average drop-off rate.
The Media tab presents information about who is watching specific information.
A column with a graph of last 7 days’ plays for each entry is displayed (number of plays of this entry
in the channel). The Total Plays" column shows all plays of the entry regardless of the context (the
channel). This indicates the ratio between channel plays and general plays of the entry to the channel
manager.
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Engagement Analytics Report
The Engagement tab presents information about what a specific user is watching. The column with a
graph of last 7 days’ plays for each user indicated the number of plays of this user in the channel.
Contribution Analytics Report
The Contribution tab presents information about who is contributing to the channel.
Create and Manage Channel Playlists
The Channel Playlist feature allows Channel Managers to curate, organize and improve displayed
featured content in their channels.
Channel Managers can create a collection of media assets that can be presented throughout the
application as a unified playlist.
The advantages of creating Channel Playlists are that you can create ordered entries to determine
what will be viewed and even repeat the same entry in a specific location (by adding the same entry
to the Channel Playlist). In addition, Channel Playlists are organic elements that can be shared
(embedded) as-is.
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Channel Playlists
The Channel Playlists feature allows Channel Managers to curate, organize and improve displayed
featured content in their channels.
Channel Managers can create a collection of media assets that can be presented throughout the
application as a unified playlist.
The advantages of creating Channel Playlists are that you can create ordered entries to determine
what will be viewed and even repeat the same entry in a specific location (by adding the same entry
to the Channel Playlist). In addition, Channel Playlists are organic elements that can be shared
(embedded) as-is.
Channel Playlists Tab
The Playlists tab is used to manage a selected Channel's Playlist.
To open the Playlists Tab
Login to MediaSpace, and select My Channels.
Click Edit on the channel thumbnail or create a new channel. See Creating a Channel.
The Edit <Channel Name> Page is displayed.
Click on the Playlists tab to display all the channel's existing playlists.
Only channel owners can see the Playlists tab.
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From this page you can:
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Search Playlists, by entering a search term in the Search Playlists area.
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Create a Channel Playlist
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Edit a Channel Playlist
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Embed a Playlist
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Modify Channel Playlist Order
Creating a Channel Playlist
Creating a channel playlist is the process of defining which media assets are included in the Playlist.
NOTE: To create a Channel Playlist you must be the channel's owner.
To create a Channel Playlist
Login to MediaSpace, and select My Channels.
Click Edit on the channel thumbnail or create a new channel. See Creating a Channel. .
The Edit <Channel Name> Page is displayed.
Click on the Playlists tab.
Only channel owners can see the Playlists tab.
Click Create New and select Manual Playlist.
The "Create a Manual Playlist" dialog is displayed.
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Enter the following Details:
a. Title - Give the playlist a unique name, indicative of the content and purpose of the
playlist.
b. Description - Describe the Playlist's contents.
c.
Tags - Add descriptive metadata to help categorize the playlist and improve searchability.
The auto-complete feature suggests existing tags, if the Tag does not exist after you have
completed typing in the tag, click on the suggested option with (new Tag) next to it.
Click Add Media.
All the channel's content is listed and can be sorted by Attributes (Most Recent, Alphabetical,
Likes and Comments), Media Type (Video or Audio) or Free Text by using the search field.
In the Add Media section you can:
a. Add content by selecting an item from the list on the left and clicking Add.
A green check-mark appears next to the Add button of items already in the Playlist. You
can add the same entry as many times as you want to the Playlist.
b. Remove content by selecting an item from the Playlist on the right and clicking Remove.
c.
Rearrange content in the Playlist by dragging and dropping the items on the left according
to the order you want them to be played or using the up/down buttons .
Repeat adding Media Assets until you have completed populating your Playlist and click Save.
The "Create Manual Playlist" dialog closes and the new Playlist is added to the Playlists Tab.
Editing a Channel Playlist
You can modify a playlist's details, content and order from the Edit Playlist dialog.
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After you have created a Channel Playlist, you can modify a playlist's details, content and order from
the Edit Playlist dialog.
To access the Edit Playlist dialog
Open the Channel Playlists tab.
Select the Playlists tab and click Edit
for the playlist you want to modify.
The Edit<playlist name> window is displayed.
To modify the channel playlist's details
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In the Set Details section, edit the text in the relevant fields and click Save.
To modify a channel playlist's content and/or order
•
In the Add Media section:
a. To add content, select one or more items from the list on the left and click Add.
A green check-mark appears next to the Add button of items already in the Playlist.
b. To remove content, select an item from the Playlist on the right and click Remove.
c.
To rearrange content in the Playlist, drag-and-drop the items on the right according to the
order you want them to be played or use the up/down buttons.
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Embedding a Playlist
Channel Playlists are created so that you can share a certain selection of Media Assets with others
through other web pages. Use the Embed feature to share your playlists by rendering the player and
linking to the media assets as HTML code that can be added to any HTML page.
NOTE:
Channel Playlist content is publicly shared. Media assets in the playlist can be viewed over
the web, no login is required. If the content you are embedding needs to be secured,
embed the playlist on a page that requires login.
To generate Embed code for a channel
Open the Channel Playlists tab.
The embed feature supports the following media formats: Video, Audio, Image, YoutTube
and Live.
Choose the Playlist that you want to Embed and click Embed.
The Embed Playlist dialog is displayed.
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Choose the Embed Type code to be generated.
Choose the playlist’s layout.
Clicking on an option automatically generates the embed code.
Copy the code from the code window:
For example, if you choose to create an Iframe with a horizontal layout, the code displayed
should be as follows:
<iframe src="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/p/1837061/sp/183706100/
embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/26850701/partner_id/1837061/widget_id/1_0h3vjbxq?
iframeembed=true&playerId=kaltura_player_1390404249&fla]=true&flashvars
[playlistAPI.autoInsert]=true&flashvars[ks]=&flashvars[streamerType]=auto
" width="740" height="330" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen
mozAllowFullScreen frameborder="0"></iframe>
//Breaks have been added to make the code readable.
Testing the Embed Code
After the embed code is generated you can test to see what the playlist will look like by saving the
embed code to an HTML file and opening it in a browser.
The example code renders as follows:
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Modifying the Channel Playlist Order
Modifying the Channel Playlist Sequential Order is the process of defining the existing Playlist's order
of appearance in the Channels page. Use the Channel's Playlists Tab to modify the channel playlist
order.
To Reorder Playlists:
Access the Channel Playlists tab. See To Open the Playlists tab.
Drag and drop to reorder the Playlists.
Click Save to apply your changes.
Working with Channel Playlists
The following topic describes how users can view and work with the Channel Playlists page.
You can view and access Channel Playlists if the feature is enabled by your administrator and there
are Channel Playlists created for a specific channel see: Creating a Channel Playlist.
Viewing a Channel Playlist
To view a Channel Playlist
Select My Channels to open the My Channels page.
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Click on a Channel to display the Channel's content.
Playlists are displayed by name and accompanying thumbnails to help identify the content of
the Channel Playlist.
Click on one of the Channel Playlist titles to open the Channel Playlist's page.
Click on a thumbnail to begin viewing.
The Channel Playlist page consists of two main areas:
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The left pane lists the videos included in the Channel Playlist. The currently playing item is
displayed at the top of the playlist .Use the navigation buttons to skip back and forwards
between the videos:
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On the right, the Player, the player details and the comments area are displayed. See Working
with the Channel Playlists Page for a full list of the actions that can be performed from this
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page.
Working with the Channel Playlists Page
The Channel Playlists Page consists of the following components:
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Player - uses standard video player features.
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Details - clicking on Details shows the Description, the Tags associated with the item and
where the item appears.
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Share – clicking on Share displays the different options for sharing and embedding the
current media item. - for more information, see Embedding a Playlist
There are four options:
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Link to Media Page – copy the link to share.
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Embed - Grab the embed code to make the media public to a,ll and override all
entitlements defined in MediaSpace.
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Oembed – Grab and share the 'Short' link to the MediaSpace entry.
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Email – Share via email.
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Like/Unlike - Clicking on Like will increment the number of likes for the video currently
being played.
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Actions - Clicking on Actions opens a menu with the following options:
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Publish - Opens the publish page with the different options for publishing the item
currently being played,
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Add to playlist - Opens a page from which you can associate the item currently being
played to an existing playlist or create a new playlist.
o
Analytics - Directs you to the item's Analytics page where you can view a wealth of
information surrounding the item and how and where it is used.
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Add Quiz – If configured allows you to create an interactive quiz for the media. See
Interactive Video Quizzes for more information.
o
Create Clip – If configured allows you to create a clip from the video. See Creating a
Video Clip for more information.
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Edit - Opens the item currently being played in the Edit page where you can change
associated information such as details, collaboration, options and attachments.
o
Delete - deleted the selected item from the Channel Playlist
Entries/items are played one after the other automatically. After the last entry/item in the playlist
plays, the player the stops.
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