Playlist Search: Let Users ‘Search & Play’ Every Word in Your Video Library
Updated: January 4, 2018
If you maintain a large video library, conducting a keyword search normally limits your users to the video’s title, tags, and description.
But with our latest add-on module, Playlist Search, users can search across an entire video library and jump directly to the keyword they are looking for in any video.
The many benefits of adding Playlist Search to your video library include:
- Higher Engagement: Users will be encouraged to watch more videos on your webpage that contain a desired search term
- Longer Page Sessions: Users can keyword search across all of your videos without leaving the webpage
- Instant Gratification: Keyword searches will immediately bring users to relevant segments in your video library
- Greater Efficiency: Less time spent manually searching for videos, segments, and topics of interest
How It Works
If someone wants to see if a certain word or phrase appears in any of your transcribed videos, all they need to do is enter that term into the search bar.
Every video in your library containing that term will then populate beneath. The user can then choose a result from the list and the video player will start playback from right where that search term is spoken in the video.
It’s a 3-for-1 Deal
Activating the Playlist Search module will render your video player, interactive transcript, and searchable playlist on your webpage.
The GIF below demonstrates the ease with which users can access and keyword search all of the audio in a video library using the Playlist Search module on MIT’s Infinite History website.
How to Activate Playlist Search
Playlist Search is available as an add-on module in your 3Play Media account system.
To let users begin enjoying Playlist Search, all you need to do is enable the add-on, customize your settings, and embed the code into your webpage.
Step 1 – Activate Playlist Search
To activate Playlist Search, click on Settings in the top right corner of your account, scroll down and click Playlist Search in the left pane.
Once on the Playlist Search page, click Activate Playlist Search.
Step 2 – Configure the Playlist Search Module
You’ll see a list of your linked accounts. Choose which linked account you want to use for Playlist Search, and enter the ID of the video you want to feature on page load.
Step 3 – Preview Playlist Search
Click Preview to see how your Playlist Search will look. You can choose between a light and a dark visual style.
Step 4 – Copy the embed code
Highlight the embed code provided and copy it to your clipboard.
Step 5- Publish the webpage
Paste the code into an HTML page and publish it.
It’s as simple as that! Now all your videos and audio transcripts are searchable, and relevant content is within closer reach of your users than ever before!
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