Manage Chapters and Slides

This article describes how to manage chapters and slides.

Chapters are like bookmarks in the video and can be used to navigate through the video. You can use chapters to mark the beginning of a new topic, highlight important segments, or help navigate through the content of a long video. You can add, edit, and delete chapters and slides in the Timeline Tab. Contact your administrator to enable this feature.

A Slide is a synchronized visual element to the main media.

After chapters and slides are created, the player is displayed with a matching plugin that presents the chapters and slides view on it.

A viewer only sees the extended player and does not see the timeline for editing. A viewer can navigate between chapters and slides inside the player view, as well as search on its text. For more displaying options see Viewing Rich Media in the Kaltura Player

In KMS and KAF instances that are set with remote storage configuration, slides on entries are stored and played from the remote storage. 

Access the Edit Media Page and click on the Timeline tab.

Creating and Editing Chapters

  1. Place the cursor on the timeline and click the Create New Chapter icon to create or update a chapter, or click on the cue point for the chapter you want to edit to view its properties.


  2. After you create a chapter, you can:
  • Add or modify the Chapter Title.
  • Select a thumbnail. You can upload a thumbnail image for the chapter, or automatically create one from the video. 
  • Add or modify the Chapter Description (optional).
  • Add Search Tags (optional).
  • Click View in Player to see your changes.
To delete a chapter
  1. Click on the cue point of the chapter you want to delete from the timeline of the video. 
  2. Click Delete Chapter.
  3. A confirmation box is displayed, click Delete to confirm.
  4. Click View in Player to see your changes.

Using Slides in Kaltura KAF/KMS

You can add slides to enhance a video experience. Slides are part of the video content, and viewers can view the slides in the player simultaneously with the media. Using the Navigation Panel, you can navigate the video using the slides. 

To add or edit slides
  1. Place the cursor on the timeline and click Upload Slides Deck to add a slide or slide deck, or click on the cue point for the slide you want to edit to view its properties.


    The supported formats are: PPT, PPTX, and PDF.

    After the upload and processing is done, the slides will be equally spread across the timeline for you to manually arrange them.

  2. Move each slide to its desired point in the timeline and Save.
  3. After you upload a slide deck, you can:
  • Add or modify the slide image.
  • Add or modify the slide title.
  • Add or modify the slide description (optional).
  • Add search tags. (optional)
  • Click View in Player to see your changes.
To delete a slide
  1. Click on the cue point of the slide you want to delete from the timeline of the video.
  2. Click Delete Slide. A confirmation box is displayed, click Delete to confirm. 
  3. Click View in Player to see your changes.
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