Master playlists

Adhere to these file naming conventions for master and sub playlists.

A master playlist contains a list of sub playlists. Sub playlists contain extra tags for stream duration, cacheability, etc.

The file names index.m3u8, playlist.m3u8, and master.m3u8 are treated as master playlists by the edge network. Akamai makes special provisions in the configuration metadata to post the playlists directly to persistent storage.

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

  • Enter one filename per line.
  • File names 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.
  • File names are case-sensitive.