What do you mean by "when I go to the encoded file"? Are you opening it from the OS, importing it into Pr? How was it encoded?
I too am lost as to where you are encountering the "media offline." If the media appears fine in the Sequence, and you then Export via AME, the resultant file should then play. What is giving you the "media offline?" Something does not make sense, but it has been a busy day, so maybe I am just being daft...
I went to the folder where the encoded clip resides. It is there but when I select it,
I get the big red screen and error message in the adobe media player.
Try with VLC or MPC.