Manage Channel and Media Gallery Playlists

This documentation describes how to manage channel and Media Gallery playlists.

If you cannot create or add media to a channel or  Media Gallery playlist, ask your MediaSpace administrator to give you the required permission.

Channel and Media Gallery owners can curate, organize and improve displayed content by creating a collection of media assets presented throughout the application as a unified playlist. Benefits include creating ordered entries determining what will be viewed and even repeating the same entry in a specific location (by adding the same entry to the channel playlist). In addition, Channel and Media Gallery playlists are organic elements that can be shared (embedded) as is.

Accessing and Creating Channel/Media Gallery Playlists 

To access a channel playlist in KMS
  1. Navigate to a Channel. Channel displays:

To access a Media Gallery playlist in KAF


  1. Navigate to a Media Gallery. Media Gallery displays:


Playlists are displayed by name and accompanying media thumbnails to identify the content of the channel or Media Gallery playlist. Click on a thumbnail to play the media item. Click on the second tab (the example above is labeled "14 Media") to see all media items in the Channel/Media Gallery, edit the thumbnail, add media to a channel or Media Gallery playlist, edit the media, or delete the media.

To create a channel/Media Gallery playlist

To create a channel/Media Gallery playlist, you must be the channel/Media Gallery owner or manager.

  1. Select Edit from the ACTIONS drop down menu. The Edit <Channel Name/Media Gallery Name> Page is displayed.
  2. Click on the Playlist tab to display the channel/Media Gallery's existing playlists.
  3. Click Create new > Manual Playlist. The Create a Manual Playlist dialog displays.
  4. Enter the following details:
    1. Title - Give the playlist a unique name, indicative of the content and purpose of the playlist.
    2. Description - Describe the playlist's contents.
    3. Tags - Add descriptive metadata to help categorize the playlist and improve search ability. 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.
  5. Click Add Media.
    All the channel gallery/Media Gallery's content is listed on the left side of the screen and can be sorted by Attributes (Most Recent, Alphabetical, Views, and Likes) and Media Type (Video, Audio, Image, Webcast Events). As you add content to the new playlist, it is listed on the right side of the screen. 

In the Add Media section you can:

  • Add content by clicking Add to the right of the desired item.
    A green check-mark appears next to the Add button of items in the playlist. You can add the same entry to the playlist as many times as you want.
  • Remove content by clicking the x to the right of an item.
  • Rearrange content in the playlist by using the icon to the left of the item and dragging and dropping, according to the order you want them to be played.
  • Repeat adding media assets until you have completed populating your playlist and click Save.

The Create a Manual Playlist dialog closes and the new playlist is added to the Playlists Tab.

Editing a Channel/Media Gallery Playlist

After you have created a Channel/Media Gallery Playlist, you can modify a playlist's details, content and order from the Edit Playlist dialog.

To access the edit playlist dialog

  1. In KMS, select My Channels from the User drop down menu. In KAF, select Media Gallery. 
  2. Click the Edit (pencil) icon on the channel thumbnail.
  3. Select the Playlists tab and click the pencil icon for the playlist you want to modify.
    The Edit Playlist <playlist name> window is displayed.

To modify the channel/Media Gallery playlist details in the Set Details section

Edit the text in the relevant fields (Title and/or description), modify tags, and click Save.

To modify the channel/Media Gallery playlist content and/or order in the Add Media section

To add content: Select an item 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.

To remove content: Select an item from the Playlist on the right and click Remove.

To rearrange content in the Playlist, drag and drop the items on the left according to the order you want them to be played.

Embedding a Channel/Media Gallery Playlist

Channel/Media Gallery playlists are created so that you can share a certain selection of media assets with others through other web pages. The Embed feature enables you to share your playlist by rendering the player and linkage to the media assets as HTML code that can be added to any HTML page.

Channel/Media Gallery playlist content is publicly shared. Media assets in the playlist can be viewed over the web, where 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/Media Gallery playlist

  1. In KMS, select My Channels from the User drop down menu. In KAF, select Media Gallery.
  2. Click the Edit (pencil) icon on the channel thumbnail.
  3. Select the Playlists tab and click Embed next to the playlist that you want to embed. The Share & Embed dialog is displayed.

You may perform the following actions: 

  • Copy or email the Watch Link
  • Choose a player
  • Choose a Max Embed Size
  • Turn on Auto Play
  • Copy the embed code

Modifying the Channel/Media Gallery Playlist Order in the Playlists Tab

Modifying the channel/Media Gallery’s playlist sequential order is the process of defining the existing playlist's order of appearance in the channels/Media Gallery page. This is done from a channel/Media Gallery's Playlists Tab.

To reorder the Playlists in the Playlists tab

  1. In KMS, select My Channels from the User drop down menu. In KAF, select Media Gallery.
  2. Click the Edit (pencil) icon on the channel thumbnail.
  3. Select the Playlists tab.
  4. Drag and drop to reorder the playlists.

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