The primary purpose of Miro Community is to make videos easier to find and to be able to add context to them. Visitors to your site will have a better experience if they can find videos easily and get solid information about them quickly. Here are a few things to consider when organizing videos:
Authors are users associated with a video. When a video is imported from a major video hosting site, such as YouTube, blip.tv or Vimeo, Miro Community automatically creates an Author with the same name as the host user. If another video by that user is submitted, it will be associated with the same person.
If an author would like to become a user of the Miro Community site, an administrator needs only add a password for them to log on. Any user can be associated with videos, which will then be listed on their profile page.
Your user profile page will list any videos associated with you, as well as videos you have individually submitted to MiroCommunity while logged in.
Playlists allow users to create lists of videos on Miro Community sites.
Administrators have three options for Playlists Settings: Enable for everyone, Enable for admins only, or Disable. This setting is available at the bottom of the Settings page. By default, playlists are enabled for everyone.
Playlists can be public or private. A public playlist is viewable by everyone. A private playlist is visible only to the user who created them and to site administrators.
When a user creates a playlist, it is private by default. In order for a playlist to become public, a user must request the playlist be made public on the Playlists page, in the Goodies section at yoursite.mirocommunity.org/playlists/. An administrator must then approve the playlist, making it publicly viewable.
Administrator playlists are also private by default, and administrators must switch the list to "public" at the playlist page in order for it to be publicly viewed.
Once a video is put in a playlist, the name of that playlist and the video's position in it are indicated on the video page. This information is visible either to the playlist creator and admins or to everyone, depending on whether or not the list is public.
Playlists produce custom RSS feeds which may be plugged in to Miro Community widgets.