January 23, 2022

Cool Tools: CratePlayer, A Web-Based Media Curation Resource

Alexis Rossi from the Internet Archive recently pointed out a multimedia curation tool that we think is worthy of your attention. Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 13.44.48

Say hello to CratePlayer, a web-based tool that’s free to use.

Alexis writes:

CratePlayer is a curation tool that lets you gather audio and video content from online sources into collections that can be played and shared.  When they approached us about incorporating Internet Archive items into their platform, we said “yes!” and gave them some pointers about accessing archive.org content.

You can not only use CratePlayer to curate Internet Archive audio and video but also material from other sources including YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and SoundCloud by using a bookmarklet or by taking the “share” url from those services and adding it to your Crate.

Items are organized into collections (aka “crates” as in crates of records) and then view/listen to the the material direct from the service. If you like, share your crates with others. You can also collaborate with others to build crates.

Crates can be viewed by any web user with or without a Crate login (default). However, Crates can be marked private and only be viewable by the creator.

More details about these features and others in the FAQ.

Registration takes only a few seconds (literally) and you’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Direct to CratePlayer

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.