Playlist Overview

With a playlist, you can engage your viewers with a collection of your videos. JWP allows you to create several types of playlists: manual, dynamic, trending, recommendations, search, and article matching.

The table and sections below explain the usage and implementation of each type of playlist.

Type Description
Dynamic A Dynamic playlist automatically orders videos based on a sort type. The possible sort types are:

  • Publish Date (default): Date that the media items were published
  • Duration: Duration of the media items
  • Plays: Lifetime number of times the media items have been played
  • Title: First letter of the media title
  • Trending: Most popular videos, based on play count
  • Shuffle: Randomizes the order of videos with every un-cached playlist request
You can also define tag rules to include or exclude videos with certain tags. Dynamic playlists are limited to a maximum of 500 videos.

When an editor adds new videos to the library that match the rules you have defined, the new videos will be automatically added to the playlist.
Manual A Manual playlist allows you to create and order a static list of videos. Unless you update the playlist, neither the list of videos nor the video order changes after the playlist has been created. Manual playlists are limited to a maximum of 500 videos.

You can use manual playlists to feature videos you want to display in a specific order.
Trending You can now create a Dynamic playlist with Trending sort.
Search A Search playlist creates a list of videos in your library based on a keyword search. Search playlists are limited to a maximum of 100 videos.
Article Matching An Article Matching playlist inserts contextually relevant videos into your articles. Article Matching playlists are limited to a maximum of 100 videos.
Recommendations A Recommendations or feed playlist serves videos based on the first video that a viewer watches. The recommendations are selected by using a blend of two proprietary methodologies: a version of association rule mining and content similarity of videos. Recommendations playlists are limited to a maximum of 100 videos.

If the recommendations algorithm cannot find any videos using the methodologies above, trending videos are served.