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Knowledge base Creating a playlist with media from your VOD space and chaining videostogether into an as-live stream
Creating a playlist with media from your VOD space and chaining videostogether into an as-live stream
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You generate a playlist from videos located in a folder set up within your VOD space and playback will occur "as alive", and from then on incorporated into our video streaming system (but although the stream will be viewed synchronously by all viewers, the stream is not produced live).
Several display modes are available, allowing you to chose the most appropriate streaming method for your project. A distinction is made, for example, between:
- "Live" streaming (simulates "as live" broadcasting, synchronised to the current UTC time, and hence the playback position will be the same on all clients across different time zones)
- "Normale" streaming (videos are played back one after the other, with the timeline indicating the total duration)
- "Sequential" streaming (videos are played back one after the other, with the timeline indicating the duration of the current video)
Videos may be sorted by various criteria (Date, Name, Duration, Hits, Random).
- every time a new video is uploaded (including via the SOAP API)
- whenever a video is enabled/disabled
- whenever a video or folder is deleted/restored
- whenever a video is moved
- whenever a video is copied
- whenever a video is cut (both parts) or spliced back together
Playlists are dynamic: whenever you perform an action elsewhere in your VOD space, any playlists affected will be updated automatically. For example:
In all cases, any videos affected will be repositioned with respect to the specified sorting criteria for the playlist in question.
Videos may be added to playlists with the usual criteria (choice of player, basic settings, etc).
Playlists are compatible with the option to toggle playback quality on the fly (except for "as live" streams) but the default quality setting in the player section still serves as a reference for encoding.
Exporting to Facebook, Twitter and via HTML is possible (provided the function is enabled in the corresponding player).
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