Auto-Publishing

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The Auto-Publish feature allows you to automatically publish content added to your Ensemble library from a specific Media Workflow (e.g., uploaded or ingested from an Ensemble Video Watch Directory) to one or more Playlists.

Auto-Publish is most often used for Dropbox or Watch Directory content where:

  • You are harvesting video files submitted by students, clients, customers, or other constituents who don’t have an Ensemble Video login.
  • Ensemble is ingesting a batch of files from a media server Watch Directory and you want to have them all published to the same Playlist in the same categories. For example: a high school mediaservices department wants to batch convert a collection of Windows Media files to MP4, and have those files automatically published to a Playlist for use on desktop computers and a range of mobile devices, without having to manually publish each entry.
  • There’s an automated process to capture and transmit media to an Ensemble Watch Directory, and the content is automatically published on a Playlist. For example: a  “lecture capture” application where class sessions are automatically captured, sent to a media server, and published to a Learning Management System for student access, without requiring the instructor to log into Ensemble and publish the lectures.

To enable Auto-Publishing, you first need a Media Workflow and a Playlist. The Media Workflow is the source of the content to be auto-published, and the Playlist is the destination. Once those are configured, you're ready to go!

Configuring Auto-Publishing

Browse to the library where Auto-Publishing will be set up. 

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Click Playlists from the navigation column. Then, click the Auto-Publish button for the playlist you want to target.

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You are now presented with a list of the Media Workflows used in the library, with the categories available in the Playlist you selected.

In the example below, we're auto-publishing all content uploaded using the Ensemble Anthem Media Workflow to the Default category. More than one categories can be selected, and more than one Media Workflow can auto-publish to the same categories. 

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Click the Save button to finish.

To learn more about how you can leverage auto-publishing, visit the Auto-Publishing Dropbox Uploads guide.

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