Posted On: May 8, 2020

AWS Elemental MediaLive has added a few capabilities to provide added flexibility for content providers. 

First, AWS Elemental MediaLive has supported Apple Timed ID3 metadata support insertion since 2018. As source content becomes more advanced carrying metadata themselves, MediaLive now has the ability to pass through these assets. Starting today, MediaLive supports ID3 timed metadata and Nielsen ID3 passthrough for fragmented MP4 (fMP4) providing customers with additional flexibility on how clients device playback experience is enhanced. 

Second, MediaLive has added the ability to disable segment conditioning on Microsoft Smooth outputs. This feature enables SCTE-35 sparse track generation without segmentation for Microsoft Smooth and in cases where inserting an IDR frame is necessary.

Third, now MediaLive has the ability to select the audio from a TS input when multiple tracks are present. For example the video content could have multiple language tracks or Dolby Stereo and Dolby 5.1 audio tracks to choose from. 

AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality live video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

The service functions independently or as part of AWS Elemental Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based workflows and offer you 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 MediaLive is available.