Assets provides for centralized video asset management where you can upload videos directly to Assets for auto-encoding to Dynamic Media Classic and access Dynamic Media Classic videos directly from Assets for page authoring.
Dynamic Media Classic video integration extends the reach of optimized video to all screens (auto device and bandwidth detection).
The default video encoding process is based on using the FFMPEG-based integration with video profiles. Therefore, the out-of-the-box DAM Update Asset workflow contains the following two ffmpeg-based workflow steps:
Be aware that enabling and configuring the Dynamic Media Classic integration does not automatically remove or deactivate these two workflow steps from the out-of-the-box DAM Update Asset ingestion workflow. If you already make use of the FFMPEG-based video encoding in AEM, it is likely that you have FFMPEG installed on your authoring environments. In this case, a new video ingested using Assets would be encoded twice: once from the FFMPEG encoder and once from Dynamic Media Classic integration.
If you have the FFMPEG-based video encoding in AEM configured and FFMPEG installed, Adobe recommends that you remove the two FFMPEG workflows from your DAM Update Asset workflows.
The following formats are supported for the Dynamic Media Classic Video component:
Deciding where to upload your video assets depends on the following:
If the answer is “yes” to either or both of these questions, then upload your video directly to Adobe DAM. If the answer is “no” to both questions, then upload your video directly to Dynamic Media Classic. The workflow for each scenario is described in the following section.
If you need a workflow or versioning for your assets, you should upload to Adobe Assets first. The following is the recommended workflow:
If you do not need a workflow or versioning for your assets, you should upload your assets to Dynamic Media Classic. The following is the recommended workflow:
To configure universal presets:
In Cloud Services, navigate to your Dynamic Media Classic configuration and click Edit.
Select the Video tab.
The Video tab does not appear if the page does not have a cloud configuration. See Enabling Dynamic Media Classic for WCM.
Select the adaptive video encoding profile, an out-of-the-box single video encoding profile, or a custom video encoding profile.
For more information about what the video presets mean, see Video presets for encoding video files.
Adobe recommends that you select either both adaptive video sets when configuring the universal presets or select the Adaptive Video Encoding option.
The selected encoding profiles are automatically applied to all videos uploaded to the CQ DAM target folder you set up for this Dynamic Media Classic cloud config. You can set up multiple Dynamic Media Classic cloud configurations with different target folders to apply different encoding profiles as needed.
If you need to update the viewer and encoding presets for video in AEM because the presets have been updated in Dynamic Media Classic, navigate to the Dynamic Media Classic configuration in the cloud configuration and click Update the viewer and encoding presets.
To upload your primary source video to Dynamic Media Classic from Adobe DAM:
Navigate to the CQ DAM target folder where you have set up your cloud configuration with Dynamic Media Classic encoding profiles.
Click Upload to upload primary source video. Video uploading and encoding is complete after the DAM Update Asset workflow is complete and Publish to Dynamic Media Classic has a checkmark.
It may take some time for the video thumbnails to be generated.
Dragging the DAM primary source video on to the video component accesses all of the Dynamic Media Classic encoded proxy renditions for delivery.
When using AEM, you have access to both the Video component available in Sites and the Dynamic Media Classic video component. These components are not interchangeable.
The Dynamic Media Classic video component only works for Dynamic Media Classic videos. The foundation component works with videos stored from AEM (using ffmpeg) and Dynamic Media Classic videos.
The following matrix explains when you should use which component:
Out of the box, the Dynamic Media Classic video component uses the universal video profile. You can however obtain the HTML5-based video player for use by AEM. In Dynamic Media Classic, copy the embed code of the out-of-box HTML5 video player and put it in your AEM page.
Even if using the Dynamic Media Classic video component is recommended for viewing Dynamic Media Classic videos, this section describes using Dynamic Media Classic videos with the Foundation Video Component in AEM, for the sake of completeness.
The following table provides a high level comparison of supported capabilties between the AEM Foundation Video component and the Dynamic Media Classic Video component:
|AEM Foundation Video||Dynamic Media Classic Video|
|Approach||HTML5 first approach. Flash is only used for non-HTML5 fallback.||Flash on most desktops. HTML5 is used for mobile and tablets.|
The various video encodings are created according to the Dynamic Media Classic encoding presets selected in the Dynamic Media Classic cloud configuration. In order for the foundation video component to make use of them, a video profile must be created for each Dynamic Media Classic encoding preset selected. This allows the video component to select the DAM renditions accordingly.
New video profiles and changes to them must be activated to publish.
In AEM, go to Tools, then select Configuration Console. In the Configuration Console navigate to Tools > Assets > Video Profiles in the navigation tree.
Create a new Dynamic Media Classic Video Profile. In the New… menu, select Create Page and then select the Dynamic Media Classic Video Profile template. Give the new video profile page a name and click Create.
Edit the new video profile. Select the cloud config first. Then select the same encoding preset as selected in the cloud config.
|Dynamic Media Classic Cloud Config||The cloud config to use for the encoding presets.|
|Dynamic Media Classic Encoding Preset||The encoding preset to map this video profile with.|
|HTML5 video type||This property allows to set the value of the type property of the HTML5 video source element. This information is not provided by the Dynamic Media Classic encoding presets, but required for properly rendering the videos using HTML5 video element. A list for common formats is provided, but can be overwritten for other formats.|
Repeat this step for all encoding presets selected in the cloud config that you want to use in the video component.
The foundation video component must know about what video profiles to use in order to build the video sources list. You must open the video components design dialog and configure the components design for using the new video profiles.
If you use the foundation video component on a mobile page, you might need to repeat these steps on the design of the mobile page.
Changes made to the design require activation of the design in order to take effect on publish.