Preview assets from the Rich Media Edition server and then copy into Web Content Manager when published
When you add a digital asset to a content item with Rich Media Edition server integration, there are three options for storing and managing the digital asset:
Copy the asset into a web content library when the content item is created.
With this option, you can syndicate the asset along with the content item, which can be useful in distributed authoring environments. But if you must modify the asset before you publish the content item, you must repeat the process of adding the updated asset from Rich Media Edition server.
This option is denoted by the Copy into WCM now choice in the Resource Management Option field.
The preferred storage option is to preview the asset from Rich Media Edition server and then copy the asset into Web Content Manager when you publish the content item. This approach has several benefits:
- Because the asset is stored in Rich Media Edition server while the content item is in draft state, any changes to the asset are immediately visible in the draft content.
- When the content is approved and published, a workflow stage copies the asset into a web content library. As part of the library, the asset can be versioned, syndicated to delivery servers, and rendered through Web Content Manager. Storing the asset in a web content library also ensures that changes to the asset in Rich Media Edition server are not automatically passed through to the published content.
- When the published asset is stored in a library, unauthenticated users can view the asset without the need for configured access to the Rich Media Edition server.
Large-scale streaming video
Web Content Manager and Rich Media Edition server are not ideal products to stream video on a large scale, particularly for production-level websites that serve hundreds or thousands of concurrent users. Instead, publish videos that are intended for such websites to a content delivery network or external streaming video service. You can automate this process by creating a custom workflow action that uploads the asset automatically as part of the overall workflow.
Parent topic: Rich Media Edition: Integrating with Rich Media Edition server
Specifying the resource selection method in a template (Rich Media Edition)