This article provides detailed instructions for the publishing process. A video can be shared with your audience only after it has been published. If you are publishing for the first time, we recommend that you read Publishing and Sharing a Video—Overview.

As you proceed through the publishing process, the status of the video is indicated on the video page.

If the video includes personalization, the status of the data integration that you defined is also displayed in a dedicated section on the video page.


Publishing a Video for the First Time

1. In Your Videos, locate the video that you want to publish.

2. Click the video thumbnail.
▶ You can also click Video Page on the video thumbnail.

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3.

(Optional) If you want to make sure that the video is ready for publishing, click Edit video to access the Studio and then preview the video.

 

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4. On the video page, click Share.

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5. Click Publish.
▶ Note that all the sharing options are disabled until the video is published.

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6. Click Publish again to confirm that you indeed want to publish the video.

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  A message indicating that publishing is in progress is displayed. Note that all users who are currently on this video page will see this message.

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After the video has been published:
a. The video status changes to Published.
b. The last published date is added.
c. All the sharing options are enabled.

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  If the video includes data for personalization, there will be additional indications in the Data & Personalization section.

  After the initial publishing action, you are ready to share the video with your audience, according to your preference. See Sharing a Video to learn how.

Publishing Changes to a Video

Just as you published your video for the first time, you'll need to republish your video after you make changes. These changes include:

  1. Specific changes made to the video such as adding a scene or changing a media asset
  2. Adding or removing personalization
  3. Adding, changing, or disconnecting a data connector

You will also be prompted to republish the video when any change is made to an account-level library.
An account-level library includes components that apply to all the videos in your account. Currently in the SundaySky platform, there are three libraries of this type: data, brand, and pronunciation.

If any user of your account has made a change to the pronunciation library or to the brand used in the video or to the data library used in the video, the following message is displayed on the video page and in the Share menu.

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In summary, any change made to the video or to an account-level library necessitates publishing the changes.


1. (Optional) If you want to make sure that the video is ready for republishing, preview the video.

2. Click Video Page in the upper right corner to navigate to the video page.

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3. On the video page, click Publish Changes.
▶ This option is also available in the Share menu.

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4. Click Publish to confirm that you indeed want to republish the video.
▶ If you see a warning message on the video page or in the Share menu, you can refer to Warning Messages When Publishing a Video for more information.

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  A progress bar is displayed in the bottom left corner, showing the completion status of the republishing. Note that all users who are currently on this video page will see the progress bar.

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  After the video has been republished, a success message is displayed at the bottom of the page.

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Data and Personalization Statuses

If you are using data to personalize a video, you will receive notifications on the video page regarding the status of the data integration. There are two types of notifications:

  1. Notification regarding the status of the data integration.
  2. Warning regarding an action that needs to be taken in order for publishing to be successful.

Below are the notifications that you may encounter:

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Trigger for display No data fields are being used for personalization.
Action that needs to be taken None

 

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Trigger for display Data fields are being used for personalization and the video is connected to a data source.
Action that needs to be taken None

 

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Trigger for display After the video was published, a data source was connected to the video, creating a new draft version of the video.
Action that needs to be taken None

 

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Trigger for display Data fields are being used for personalization but the video is not connected to a data source. If the video is published in this state, the default values will be used for personalization.
Action that needs to be taken Connect the video to a data source.

 

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Trigger for display The data source has been changed for a published video.
In the example above, the published video used the File Upload data connector. After the video was published, the data connector was changed to URL Parameters, creating a new draft version of the video.
Action that needs to be taken After you have finished editing the video, republish and reshare the video.

Warning Messages When Publishing a Video

When you attempt to publish or republish a video, you may encounter one of the messages displayed below.

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Action that needs to be taken In the Studio, select Data on the sidebar and connect the video to a data source.

 

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Action that needs to be taken After republishing, update the URL or embed code by resharing the video.

 

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Action that needs to be taken After republishing, update the URL or embed code by resharing the video.

 

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Action that needs to be taken None. This message is displayed after selecting the SundaySky API connector. When using this connector, the SundaySky landing page cannot be implemented.
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