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Streaming Media: Films on Demand

Films on Demand

Films on Demand contains videos across a variety of disciplines. Titles can be found by

  • Searching SOUTHcat and limiting to streaming video
  • Searching or browsing subjects at the Films On Demand web site.

Within a video landing page, you can:

  • View a description of the video
  • Find out how to cite the video
  • Share the video via email
  • Get a code to embed or link the video
  • View a transcript
  • View and choose segments of the video

By creating a personal account, you can also do the following:

  • Create a segment or a clip from the video
  • Add the video to a playlist

Creating an Account

Create a personal account by:

  1. Going to Films on Demand
  2. Choosing Your Profile
  3. Selecting Sign Up under the Login button.


Films on Demand content can be discovered by:

  • Searching SOUTHcat
  • Browsing content at Films on Demand
  • Searching Films on Demand using either the basic or advanced searching options.

Basic Searching

Search by keywords and titles.

Advanced Searching

Clicking on the three lines next to the Films on Demand logo, allows you to browse subjects, categories, and producers. It also allows you to choose the Advanced Search option.

Films on Demand Advanced Search

Using the Advanced Search allows you to focus your search in a variety of ways. You can filter searches by:

  • Asset type (animation, documentary, feature film,etc.)
  • Subject
  • Producer
  • Date range
  • Language
  • Format

You can also select advanced filters that allow you to choose:

  • Closed Captioned programs only
  • Only programs that have related resources
  • Only programs with interactive transcripts
  • Only programs added with the last 30 days
  • Only programs in HD

Creating Playlists

Check out the following video for information on creating a playlist in Films on Demand: Infobase: Creating a Playlist.

To create a playlist, you must be logged into a personal account. These are the steps for creating playlists after you've logged in:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Find a video you want to save to a playlist.
  3. Click on Add To
  4. A dialog box will appear and you can choose either Favorites or Playlist -- choose Playlist
  5. From here, you can choose to Add Full Title, Add All Segments, or choose the individual segments you want to add to your playlist.
  6. If you have already created playlists, you can choose to add the title to an existing playlist.
  7. If you haven't created any playlists or you want to add the selected video to a new playlist, choose New Playlist and title it.
  8. When the title is successfully added to your playllist, you'll see a message: "Item(s) added. Go to My Content."
  9. To view your content, click on the Hi,Your Name area and a drop down menu with My Content will appear.

Creating Clips

Infobase refers to creating clips from their videos as creating custom segments. Their tutorial on this topic is Infobase: Custom Segments.

To create a custom segment:

  1. Login to your personal account.
  2. Find a video you are interested in and go that video's landing page. (While items can be added to playlists from the search results screen, segments can only be created from an individual video's landing page.)
  3. From the options below the video, choose Segment
  4. From here, you will need to choose a start time and an end time which can be done by scrolling to where you want to start and clicking on Set Start Time, then, to end the clip, scroll where you want the clip to end and choose Set End Time. (For videos with interactive transcripts, you'll see a Use Transcript button at the bottom of the dialog box; this allows you to highlight the transcript, and that sets your start and end times.)
  5. You can also set a thumbnail to display with your clip; choose Set Thumbnail, choose a section of the video, and click on Preview  Thumbnail.
  6. Add a title (the only required field).
  7. Click on Create Segment.
  8. To view your created segment, go to My Content under your profile.