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Dynamic video support on Brand Portal

Preview and play videos adaptively on Brand Portal with Dynamic Media support. Also download the dynamic renditions from the portal and shared links. Brand Portal users can:
  • Preview videos in Asset Details page, Card View, and link share preview page.
  • Play video encodes on Asset Details page.
  • View dynamic renditions in Renditions tab on Asset Details page.
  • Download video encodes and folders containing videos.
To work with videos and to publish them to Brand Portal, make sure that your AEM Author instance is set up either on Dynamic Media Hybrid mode or Dynamic Media Scene 7 mode.
To preview, play, and download videos, Brand Portal exposes the following two configurations to administrators:
Dynamic videos are not supported on Brand Portal tenants integrated with AEM Author running on Scene7Connect runmode.

How are dynamic videos played?

If Dynamic Media configurations ( Hybrid or [Scene 7] configurations) are set up on Brand Portal, the dynamic renditions are fetched from Scene 7 server. Video encodes are, therefore, previewed and played without delay and distortion in quality.
As video encodes are not stored in Brand Portal repository and are fetched from Scene 7 server, ensure that the Dynamic Media configurations on AEM Author Instance and Brand Portal are the same.
Video viewers and viewer presets are not supported in Brand Portal. Videos are previewed and played on the default viewers in Brand Portal.

Prerequisites

To work with dynamic videos on Brand Portal, make sure to:
  • Start up AEM Author on DM (Dynamic Media) mode
    Start up the AEM Author instance (with which Brand Portal is integrated) either on Dynamic Media Hybrid mode or Dynamic Media [Scene 7] mode .
  • Configure Dynamic Media cloud services on AEM Author
    Based on the Dynamic Media mode AEM Author is running on, set either of Dynamic Media cloud services or [Scene 7] cloud services on AEM Author from
    Tools
    |
    Cloud Services
    |
    Dynamic Media
    .
  • Configure Dynamic Media on Brand Portal
    Based on the Dynamic Media cloud configurations on AEM Author, configure Dynamic Media settings or [Scene 7] settings from Brand Portal administrative tools. Make sure that separate Brand Portal tenants are used for AEM Author instances configured with Dynamic Media Hybrid and Dynamic Media Scene7 modes, if you are using functionalities of Dynamic Media Hybrid and Dynamic Media S7.
  • Publish folders with video encodes applied to Brand Portal
    Apply video encodings and publish the folder containing rich media assets from AEM Author instance to Brand Portal.
  • Whitelist Egress IPs in SPS if secure preview enabled
    If using Dynamic Media-Scene 7 (with secure preview enabled for a company), then it is advised that Scene 7 company administrator whitelists the public egress IPs for respective regions using SPS (Scene 7 Publishing System) flash UI. The Egress IPs are as follows:
Region
Egress IP
NA
192.243.237.86
EMEA
185.34.189.4
APAC
63.140.44.54
To whitelist either of these egress IPs, see prepare your account for secure testing service .

Best Practices

To ensure that your dynamic video assets are successfully previewed, played, and downloaded from Brand Portal (and shared links), follow these practices:

Separate tenants for Dynamic Media Hybrid and Dynamic Media Scene 7 modes

If you are using both Dynamic Media Scene 7 and Dynamic Media Hybrid features, it is advised that you use different Brand Portal tenants for AEM Author instances configured with Dynamic Media Hybrid and Dynamic Media Scene 7 modes.

Same configuration details at AEM Author instance and Brand Portal

Ensure that the configuration details–such as Title, Registration ID, Video Service URL (in Dynamic Media Hybrid) and Title, credentials (Email and Password), Region, Company (in Dynamic Media Scene 7)–are the same in Brand Portal and AEM cloud configuration.

Whitelist public egress IPs for Dynamic Media Scene 7 mode

If Dynamic Media Scene 7–having secure preview enabled –is used to serve video assets to Brand Portal, then Scene 7 establishes a dedicated image server for staging environments or internal applications. Any request to this server checks the origin IP address. If the incoming request is not within the approved list of IP addresses, a failure response is returned. The Scene-7 Company Administrator, therefore, configures an approved list of IP addresses for their company’s Secure Testing environment, through SPS (Scene-7 Publishing System) flash UI. Make sure that the egress IP for your respective region (from the following) is added to that approved list. To whitelist either of these egress IPs, see prepare your account for secure testing service . The egress IPs are as follows:
Region
Egress IP
NA
192.243.237.86
EMEA
185.34.189.4
APAC
63.140.44.54

Configure Dynamic Media (Hybrid) settings

If AEM Author instance is running on dynamic media hybrid mode, then use Video tile from administrative tools panel to configure Dynamic Media gateway settings.
The video encoding profiles are not published to Brand Portal, instead are fetched from the Scene 7 server. Therefore, for video encodes to be played successfully in Brand Portal, ensure that the configuration details are the same as the [Scene7 cloud configuration] in your AEM Author instance. To set up Dynamic Media configurations on Brand Portal tenants:
  1. Select the AEM logo to access administrative tools from the toolbar at the top, in Brand Portal.
  2. From the administrative tools panel, select the
    Video
    tile.
    Edit Dynamic Media Configuration
    page opens.
  3. Specify
    Registration ID
    and
    Video Service URL
    (DM-Gateway URL). Make sure these details are the same as those in
    Tools > Cloud Services
    in your AEM Author instance.
  4. Select
    Save
    to save the configuration.

Configure Dynamic Media Scene7 settings

If AEM Author instance is running on Dynamic Media- Scene 7 mode, then use
Dynamic Media Configuration
tile from administrative tools panel to configure the Scene 7 server settings.
To set up Dynamic Media Scene 7 configurations on Brand Portal tenants:
  1. Select the AEM logo to access administrative tools from the toolbar at the top, in Brand Portal.
  2. From the administrative tools panel, select the
    Dynamic Media Configuration
    tile. Edit Dynamic Media Configuration page opens.
  3. Provide:
    • Title
    • Credentials (Email ID and Password) to access the Scene 7 server
    • Region Make sure these values are the same as those in your AEM Author instance.
  4. Select
    Connect to Dynamic Media
    .
  5. Provide the
    Company name
    , and
    Save
    the configuration.