In this article, we will explain how One Play videos on The Class Digital Studio work.
One Play videos are videos on The Class Digital Studio that you can only play once. They live in the "One Play" collection for three weeks at a time. It’s (mostly) that simple.
There are three kinds of videos available to students of The Class on our Digital Studio:
Live stream videos - These are videos that are streamed in real time. If you are not watching while its being broadcast live, you’ll miss it. You can’t show up to these videos late and you can’t fast forward or rewind them.
On Demand videos - These are videos that are pre-recorded that you can watch on your own time as many times as you like (provided you have an internet connection).
One Play videos - These are videos that you can only watch once (either in real time when it is being live streamed OR once on your own time after it has been live streamed). In this sense, a One Play video is sort of a hybrid between a live stream video and an on demand video. They come in handy if you have a favorite Teacher who teaches a live stream Class at a time that is not convenient for you but that you would watch on your own time after it has happened. All One Play videos can be found in the One Play collection on the new Digital Studio site (launching on June 28, 2022).
With One Play videos, students can control the volume of the music and the Teacher’s voice independently.
One Play videos reside in the One Play collection on our platform and they live there for 3 weeks at a time. Currently The Class produces four One Play videos per week and will plan to produce more if they are well received.
NOTE: At this time, One Play videos are only available in the US and Canada. One Play videos are not available on our Apple TV app (web, iPhone, and Android only). We are working to expand both the geographic and platform reach of this content.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why does The Class have One Play videos?
Short answer: Ever since we launched our Digital Studio in 2019, students have asked for a way to play a live stream Class that they were not able to attend on their own time. This is our solution to that request.
Long answer: We partner with a company called Feed.FM for these videos. They have the audio technology and music licensing in place to enable this kind of playback on our platform.
What counts as “watching the video?” If I watch it for 1 second, does that count?
Short answer: Yes…that counts.
Long answer: If you watch even a little bit of a One Play video it will not be available for you to play again in the future. For that reason, you should make sure you are in a good place to watch the whole thing before you start it or else you’ll need a silver Delorian, a flux capacitor, and 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.
Are you planning on having more One Play videos in the future?
Short answer: We hate answering a question with a question…but…do you like them?
Long answer: The Class is very committed to trying new things, seeing if they work, and then building on the things that resonate with our students. If this turns out to be one of those things, our plan will be to add more One Play videos, from more Teachers, and make them available in more countries/regions. Be sure to let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do One Play videos use the same quality of music as the live stream videos?
Short answer: Yes!
Long answer: One Play videos are able to leverage a vast catalog of very popular music in parity to what you see with our live stream videos.