Kaltura My History and Resume Playback

Please see History Administrator Guide for detailed information on Administrative functions pertaining to this module.  

My History and Resume Playback functionality are both available in KMS; only Resume Playback functionality is available in KAF.

My History

Enabling the History Module is a prerequisite for this feature.

If enabled, your history (watched videos) is saved in KMS. Your history is listed as individual items, starting with the most recent first, while other sorting options are available. Use the My History page to rediscover videos you recently watched. 

Watch history is accumulated from all devices you sign into with the same account. For each media, standard metadata fields are displayed including the thumbnail, name, description, tags, and gallery/channel. New metadata is displayed showing when you viewed or watched the media last. Entries are displayed by the latest watched first.

My History is accessed from the user login menu and displays videos that you have viewed while signed in. This includes videos that you have watched while signed in to the KMS app or browser on a mobile device. Changes you make to your account history will appear on all devices you sign into using your account.

To view My History

  1. Login to KMS.
  2. Select one of the following:
  • The My History tab
  • My History from the User drop down Menu
  • Navigate to http://{your MediaSpace url}/history.

To clear all History

  • Select Clear History.
    Clearing your watch history in KMS clears all other Kaltura applications' history for your user and clears all progress bars.
    You can control your watched history by deleting your entire history or you can delete individual entries from your history.

To delete a single video from My History

1. Select one of the following:

  • The My History tab
  • My History from the User drop down Menu
  • Navigate to http://{your MediaSpace url}/history.

2. Select a video and then select Delete from the Actions drop down menu. A confirmation message displays to confirm that you want to delete the video.

To view media from your history

1. Select one of the following:

  • The My History tab
  • My History from the User drop down Menu
  • Navigate to http://{your MediaSpace url}/history.

2. Click on a video to begin watching it. A progress bar indicator displays. See Video Progress Bar.

To refresh the History page

  • Click on the Refresh icon.

Resume Playback

Enabling the History Module and enabling  "resumePlayback" in the History Module are both prerequisites for this feature.

If enabled, KMS and KAF record the point in a media at which a user stops watching the media. For example, if a user watches 25% of a media, leaves and returns, then manually clicks on the same media, the playback for that media starts at 25%.

Video Progress Bar

The video progress bar on the media displays the viewing progress a user has made on that media. 

The progress bar is available when you are logged into KMS/KAF from your computer or mobile device. Although the video progress bar is currently not visual in KAF applications, your viewing progress is recorded on the Kaltura platform. When logged into KMS, all videos watched or partially watched through KAF applications will be displayed in your history viewing entries. 

The progress bar may not update instantaneously. Try refreshing your browser or feed to update the progress bar.

Your Administrator may have other "Resume Playback" configurations in place. For example, he/she may have configured that reaching a certain percentage of the video or higher will count as ‘finished watching’ the video). If these configurations are in place, "Resume Playback" functionality may differ

There are four statuses for the progress bar.

  • Not watched: Does not have the progress bar indicator.
  • Partially watched: Displays a partial progress bar up to the point the media was watched.
  • Watched: Displays a full progress bar. This status is set when viewing until the end of the video and is not displayed when "replaying" the video.
  • Completed watching, but watching again: Once you have completed watching a video, the bar changes color. If watching the video again, the completed color will stay as completed, and the indicator will show again the last watched point.

Playlists

Enabling the History Module and enabling  "resumePlayback" in the History Module are both prerequisites for this feature.

KMS Playlists also support History and Resume Playback, making it easy to keep track of the media watched in a playlist, along with watch progress of individual media.

If enabled, KMS records your viewing progress in a playlist. After having watched a portion of a playlist and leaving, the user can return to the playlist again and pick back up from the last media they watched. For example, if a user watches Media A in its entirety, then begins to watch Media B before leaving, playback will start with Media B upon returning. 

The video progress bar also displays on media in the playlist. In the example below, a full gray progress  bar on Entry 1 indicates the user has finished watching the media. A partial blue progress bar on Entry 2 indicates the user has only partially watched the media. No progress bar on Entry 3 indicates the user has not started watching this media.

Home Page Playlists – ‘Recently Watched’ and 'Continue Watching'

On the Home page, your Administrator might decide to add one of the following new playlists: ‘Recently Watched' and ‘Continue Watching’.

  • Recently Watched playlist contains the latest videos on your History page.
  • Continue Watching playlist contains the videos from the History page that you started watching, but did not complete watching. 

The Continue Watching progress bar (aka History Progress bar) displays in all the Search results pages. 

 

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