Master playlists

Filenaming conventions for master and variant playlists.

Variant playlists

The filenames index.m3u8, playlist.m3u8 and master.m3u8 are considered master playlist names and are hard-coded into the system. You can post these playlists only during the encoding session startup. Akamai makes special provisions in the configuration metadata to post the playlists directly to persistent storage.

Filenaming conventions

Use these filenames only for the master variant playlist.

Apart from these default names, you can create a distinct name for the master variant playlist using the following guidelines:

  • Enter one filename per line.
  • Filenames can contain any of the following characters: a-z,A-Z,0-9,_, and -. They should have the extension .m3u8.
  • The characters * and ? are treated as wildcards.
  • Filenames are case-sensitive.