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You publish your dynamic media assets by selecting the assets and tapping Publish. After your dynamic media assets are published, they are available to you for including in a web page via URL or via embedding.

In the Card View, a small globe icon appears directly below an asset's name to indicate that it is published. In the List View, a "Published" column indicates which assets are published or not.   


If an asset is already published, then you use AEM to move the asset to another folder, and re-publish from its new location, the original published asset location is still available, along with the newly re-published asset. The original published asset, however, is "lost" to AEM and cannot be unpublished. Therefore, as a best practice, unpublish assets first before you move them to a different folder.

If you intend to publish video assets immediately after encoding them, make sure encoding is completely done. When videos are still being encoded, the system lets you know that a video processing workflow is in progress. When video encoding is done, you should be able to preview the video renditions. At that point, it is safe for you to publish the videos without incurring any publishing errors.


  • Assets must be published in order to use the URL. If the assets are not published, copying and pasting the URL into a web browser will not work.
  • Image presets and viewer presets must be activated and published for live delivery.

For detailed information on publishing a set or asset, see Publishing Assets.