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Subchannels or Subfolders to Better Organize Video Collections

We noticed that the videos can be organized by channel. We believe that as more videos are added, they will need to be organized better. Rather than adding additional channels, being able to create folders within a channel would be nice. If channels are designed to separate teams or projects, subchannels (folders) would be great.


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  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with Simon SDA. It could be as simple as adding an additional content type to tag videos with common traits. Then we can filter by it. Or let us create playlists to organize videos. Otherwise we end up with channels that look like my sister's room growing up!

  • Simon SDA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to be able to add playlists or at least tags onto videos - each channel seems more like a playlist at the moment as is very limited. We create videos for sprint reviews and creating a channel every two weeks to separate them seems a bit mad!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, allow us to organize based on tags or whatever. Be that folders or playlists.

    But most of all, share some updates or plans. From what I am reading, Stream might replace Videos but I don't see that you do this in Stream either. Hopefully I am wrong!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Playlists idea is good. Playlists curated from tags that admins can create based upon managed metadata have to prevail over folders although I think you can have both with item level security. Today a channel is attuned to groups with the right security. In the future, channels need to be created both ways. We've had to create a secure channel for of our secure nuclear facilities videos so IT & Facilities management can find the wiring closets. Please make some improvements or at least share some updates soon.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be done as playlists in my opinion rather than folders. It would mean one video could belong to more than one playlist. Metadata is the future not folders!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feedback forum is a joke. The top two feature request in this forum has been sitting here for two years and Microsoft has done nothing.

  • Mike Zimmerman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I concure that there needs to be some way to group under Channels...However I don't think either subchannels or subfolders are the way to go without playlists or tags. I see this today where I have created help videos but we are struggling with how to organize in an environment that will see constant rapid change.

    My current issue is that I already uploaded and linked a number of videos only to be told I have to now move to a newly created channel. If I can't just "Move", I lose the GUID which means all direct links break. If I do go the re-upload to new channel, I have to make sure that I copy the same Title/Description text so the video can be found through search.

    So My vote is for a way to organize better... but I would be very disappointed if all we get are folders. We need playlists more than anything. That way you have flexibility to group videos in ways that you can't with folders.

    I think we have been having the same discussion with SharePoint for years now... folders vs columns :)


  • Andy Roberts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must, we can then move all our video content to 365 Video. Until then its just to flat. Works very very well technically, just needs subfolders.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolute must for me. Also the ability to move videos into other folders without losing viewing stats.

  • Juan-I. Gonzalez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree.
    WIthout "sub-channels" and theirs own permissions, the current video channels are "heavy-content" in a few weeks.

  • Ella S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Without opportunity moving video between channels, subfolders has no meaning.

  • Andy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As previously mentioned - to make this a viable platform to host videos - it needs the same functionality as YouTube - especially the option to make playlists or channels within channels.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is something we definitely need. We are currently using this to house our anatomy dissection videos. I need to be able to create playlists for each year, and each organ system.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Subchannels and/or subfolders with the ability to assign custom permissions is strongly needed together with the ability to setup metadata for the videos. And the metadata should also be customized by the administrator iso some are mandatory and some are optional.
    If these requirements are fulfilled we can see a use for the Video app in my organisation.

  • Shobhit Baadkar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is pretty common stuff. How was this missed in the initial roll-out? You guys created the ability to create sub-directories in MS-DOS. How did your development team miss this one?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also need to be able to create playlists like on YouTube and reorder videos especially as many of our videos are created in multiple parts.

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