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A `JWExternalMetadata` object supplements the underlying metadata of the media asset.

For example, if you wanted to enable your app to respond to custom timed metadata, a handler can be placed into a time observer, such as `onTime`. However, this approach could have a performance impact. As an alternative, you can use `JWExternalMetadata` to surface custom timed metadata.

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## Set metadata

The `JWExternalMetadata` object can be added to one of two classes: `JWPlayerConfiguration` or `JWPlayerItem`.

ClassDescription
`JWPlayerConfiguration`When added to this class, the `JWExternalMetadata` object applies to all media items within a playlist.
`JWPlayerItem`When added to this class, the `JWExternalMetadata` object applies to the specific media item.

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  • If more than 5 `JWExternalMetadata` items are set for a playlist or single media item, <strong>only the first 5 are honored.</strong>

  • If `JWExternalMetadata` is set for both `JWPlayerConfiguration` and `JWPlayerItem`, the `JWExternalMetadata` for the `JWPlayerItem` is honored. <strong>The `JWExternalMetadata` for the `JWPlayerConfiguration` is ignored.</strong>

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The following recipes demonstrate how to set metadata for an entire playlist or single media item.

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iOS v4: Add external metadata to a playlist
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iOS2: Add external metadata to a media item
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