IET.tv launches state-of-the-art EVI search and playlist functionality

5 January 2018
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The IET.tv platform has undergone a facelift, with a range of brand new search features to make it easier for users to find relevant video content.

The IET.tv platform contains one of the largest dedicated engineering and technology video databases in the world – from news, technical updates and interviews to EngTalks and technical lectures.


The IET.tv team has now taken the platform to a new level, making it easier for users to seamlessly find relevant content, thanks to powerful, new video transcript search functionality – Engineering Video Intelligence (EVI). By choosing EVI search on the IET.tv homepage or using the EVI search toggle on the search results page, users can now search for keywords or phrases across the video database.


The search functionality also enables users to navigate to individual words or phrases within the video whilst the video is playing and will recommend related videos from the database based on search results.


Another great feature allows users who are logged in to IET.tv to save searches and add clips of videos to their personal playlist for viewing at a later date. This will be a useful feature for communities and academics who may want to share a particular video or part of a video with their group or class.


Visually, the platform has also been enhanced. Video content has been colour coded to make it easier for users to navigate.


Head of IET.tv, Mark Reynard, said: “Finding what you are looking for in a single 30 minute video can be hard enough, but with over 2,500 videos in our recent collection it can be quite difficult for our users to get to the relevant information. Most websites utilise keyword search to direct a user to the videos that may match but the user then has to watch the whole video to find the part they really wanted.


“The IET has taken this to the next level using EVI. The database searches for the word or phrase in every transcript and returns search results based on the number of instances the word or phrase is used. The user can open the video and see the transcript with their search terms highlighted. Clicking these highlighted words will enable the user to jump to the exact point in the video, making it easier to find the information they are looking for.


“This is a huge leap forward for Practising Engineers and Technologists or Academics and researchers who want to find information quickly. We have also added a great new function for saving clips of videos and playlists, allowing users to come back and easily find and share their favourite or most important video sections.”


Take a look at the new features and search functionality by visiting IET.tv.