Configuring Dynamic Media

You are reading the AEM 6.1 version of Configuring Dynamic Media.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.2  AEM 6.0 

Dynamic Media helps you manage assets by delivering rich visual merchandising and marketing assets on demand, automatically scaled for consumption on web, mobile, and social sites. Using a set of master assets, Dynamic Media generates and delivers multiple variations of rich content in real time through its global, scalable, performance-optimized network.

To understand the differences between using Dynamic Media and integrating Scene7 with AEM, see Scene7/AEM integration versus Dynamic Media.

Generally, Scene7 integration makes sense only if you already have assets in Scene7. Otherwise, you would use Dynamic Media. Dynamic Media is disabled by default. 


This documentation describes Dynamic Media capabilites, which are integrated directly into AEM. If you are using Scene7 integrated into AEM, see Scene7 integration documentation

If you are administering dynamic media, the following topics are of interest:


If upgrading:

  • After you have AEM up and running, any asset you upload has dynamic media automatically enabled (unless it was explicitly disabled by your system administrator). If you are on an upgraded instance of AEM, you may need to re-process your assets to make them dynamic media-enabled.
  • If you are upgrading your AEM instance from AEM 6.0 Service Pack 2 to AEM 6.1, and dynamic media was enabled, when you upgrade, dynamic media will be disabled. Create a back up of your dynamic media configuration at /etc/dam/dynamicmediaconfig before upgrading and copy it into your AEM 6.1 instance. You also need to do this for any workflows.