Arrange Videos in a Playlist

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Arrange Videos in a Playlist
 06-20-2017
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I'm uploading a set of training videos and I'd like them to be presented in order. I'm putting them in a specific channel but the sort options on the channel don't seem to have a way to do that.

 

Either a Playlist or the ability to sort by name in a channel would be helpful

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Contributor

Sorting is okay, but we really need the ability to manually assign the order of videos, particularly when those videos are created by various people with varying naming conventions and at various times.

Regular Visitor

Thank you for listening to our requests.

Contributor

Sorting by Name is a "work around" NOT a fix - As already pointed out, you may not have control over the names of videos.  One of the points of Stream is to have a video that can be published in multiple places, so when curating videos from multiple places it is extremely unlikely you will be able to dictate the names and therefore will still not have the order you want.  Don't accept poor workarounds as final solutions, it is NOT acceptable

New Contributor

Yes, Stream needs the ability to add chapters. 

New Contributor

This feature is DESPERATELY needed. I want to keep everything in 365, but Stream is very deficient by not allow for chapters. 

Occasional Contributor

Totally agree!  Please add this. Is this on the Stream product development roadmap? 

Regular Visitor

Upvoted! Stream desperately needs this feature... It doesn't hurt to shoot questions to the @MicrosoftStream twitter account as well. Hopefully they finally decide to implement it.

New Contributor

I'd love to have an option to make visible all-public playlists for people. Like "How to", "Meetings", "Videos from the event", "Team building"... I've managed these things so far as a huge lot of channels under different groups 'cause there's no other option - but it's not really ideal tbh.

Also everyone seem to have the "trending" sorting as a default - so it doesn't care that i set up mine as "order by upload date", it will be always mixed up! Not a good HOWTO.
Please consider this.

Senior Member

IDEA:

I used this in various ways and environments where built it sorting/playlist/organizing are limited. What about naming the video with a sequential number at the beginning and then sorting by name? And change the default sort order to Name for the channel.

 

Although if the same video is used in another area and needs to be in a different order, then name will not work. But under some use cases it might be enough.

Occasional Contributor

One handy workaround would be to categorize your videos by adding hashtags. You can look back on any video with that hashtag in your video library. Or, if that doesn't work you can embed your videos into a PowerPoint presentation. If you have any other questions this Microsoft Stream Q&A might be able to help you out!

Frequent Visitor

@jenneller, Thanks for the idea.  Like all of the other proposed workarounds, this imposes too much burden on the user or administrator and inflicts too rigid of constraints on the playlist making it hard to modify in the future. 

 

If the MSFT took this product seriously and wanted us to adopt it then they would add the most basic of video management features into it.  This issue has been open years.  It is safe to say that this product is not actively developed and to warn companies not to invest heavily in using it.  There are much better video platforms out there and it is clear to me that Microsoft Streams is not trying to compete.

Occasional Contributor

@peteunicom , kind of like the forum here. Not even a Reply or vote feature. :|

Occasional Visitor

I'm adding my vote to this as well, but it is apparent MS is not serious about making Streams competitive, even within the business realm. I'm taking all my videos to YouTube to make a viable playlist. Good thing I just started, so it difficult to do. But considering that, even at its infancy, our plans demanded the necessity of a playlist, it's appalling the devs at MS do not think a playlist is a necessity.

Regular Visitor

Not having this drives our users to YouTube

Frequent Visitor

This would be a great feature for educators to be able to create playlists based on classes/courses! Badly needed!!!!!!!!

 

Please upvote https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-stream-ideas/ability-to-make-multiple-watchlists-or... as well.

Regular Visitor

We need this feature very urgent! In times of e-learning,this is a must and i think it is a so called "quick-win".

 

From above: "Not having this drives our users to YouTube"

Absolutely right!

 

So please make it happen!!! Thank you very much :)

Occasional Visitor

Three years and still nothing on this.....come on Microsoft!

Contributor

I would want this feature in the app as early as possible.

This is a very needed feature for a pewrson who regularly uploads his content on Stream.

Frequent Visitor

The ability to arrange videos into curated and ordered playlists would actually make streams viable as an education platform.

 

At the moment it's too difficult to curate and direct people towards a series of videos, and as a user it's very difficult to find what you actually want once the organisation has a significant quantity of video content.

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