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Kaltura - Time-Based Commenting (UW-Madison)

This tutorial explains how to add a timestamp in the comment section of any media that you are viewing.

While viewing media, you can set a time stamp to jump to certain points of the video in the comment section.

  1. Locate the time that you would like the timestamp to be set to (for example, 54 seconds)
  2. Click the "add a comment" field under the media item
  3. type, "[minute:second]" followed by any comment you have about the media at that point. For example...

    "[0:54] I like the reference here!"
  4. Click the "add" button

Once this has been added to the comments section, you along with other viewers can click on the "[0:54]" (or whatever time you entered) to navigate to that point in the video. You should see something similar to the screenshot below.


  • The media item may need to be playing before you use the timestamps in the comments section, or it will appear as if you have just refreshed the page.
  • Some videos are slightly off-time, so timestamps may jump to a slightly delayed point in the video. For example, [0:54] may jump to [0:56]

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Keywords:add create kaltura timestamp video mediaspace comment time stamp timestamps stamps how to times link media item   Doc ID:56108
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2015-09-10 14:01 CDTUpdated:2019-04-17 13:59 CDT
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