UW-Madison Kaltura - MediaSpace Playlists
Playlists are a great way for you to aggregate and organize media in a particular order that is meaningful to your viewers/students. Just like individual media you have hosted in Kaltura MediaSpace, you can link to and embed playlists. Within Kaltura MediaSpace there are two different types of playlists, Channel Playlists and Regular Playlists. This document outlines how to create, modify, and share playlists.
Regular Playlist vs. Channel Playlist
Regular and channel playlists have significant differences that will affect whether or not you use one or the other. Please review the following table for a feature comparison. In general the channel playlist is more current with regards to Kaltura player features.
|Channel Playlist||Regular Playlist|
|Media must be in channel before you can add it to channel playlist||Media can be anywhere in your My Media before adding to regular playlist|
|Channel playlists are viewable from channels||Regular playlists are not viewable from channels|
|You can designate the order in which channel playlists appear on the channel homepage.||Regular playlists are not viewable from channels|
|Channel playlists prevent other media from being seen on the channel homepage||Regular playlists are not viewable from channels|
|You can provide a direct link to a channel playlist page||You can provide direct link to regular playlist page but it requires more advanced HTML skills and the page you share is not as well formatted as channel playlist pages.|
|You have to create a channel and add media to it to create a channel playlist||You can just create a playlist from media already in your My Media|
|Embed code takes advantage of Kaltura player's modern features||Embed code does not take advantage of Kaltura player's modern features like chapters, slides, and dynamic picture-in-picture|
|In-Video Quizzes work with Channel Playlists||In-Video Quizzes do not work with regular playlists|
For information on creating, modifying, and sharing Channel Playlists, please see UW-Madison Kaltura - Channel Playlists
For information on creating, modifying, and sharing Regular Playlists, please see UW-Madison Kaltura - Regular Playlists