Posted On: Apr 8, 2020

With AWS Elemental MediaPackage, you can now use Manifest Filtering to customize video streams presented to specific devices based on their capabilities, or presented to specific end-user groups based on their subscriber status or language preferences. You can configure up to four filters that select tracks depending on audio language, audio sample rate, video codec, and video bitrate criteria. Filters can be combined to create highly targeted variants of the manifests in all supported formats, for live and VOD endpoints. This capability improves the overall viewing experience with customized and targeted video content tailored to specific audiences. For instructions on how to configure Manifest Filtering, please refer to the documentation page.

MediaPackage also offers an increase in the maximum length for time-shifted and Live-to-VOD manifests to 24 hours for all output types. This means if you have a long live event that lasts a full day, the entire program timeline can now be presented over a single manifest. To leverage this improvement, please refer to the documentation pages for time-shifted viewing and Live-to-VOD functionalities.

MediaPackage MP4 VOD ingest is also enhanced to support more human-friendly naming conventions for audio and subtitle languages in the SMIL files used for VOD ingest. For more details about the new parameters, please refer to the Creating a SMIL File documentation page.

MediaPackage functions independently or as part of AWS Elemental Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based video workflows and offer the capabilities you need to transport, create, package, monetize, and deliver video.

Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Elemental MediaPackage is available.