Posted On: Dec 23, 2020

The Video on Demand on AWS solution cost-effectively delivers video-on-demand (VOD) content to global audiences using the AWS Cloud. It provisions the AWS services required to build scalable, distributed VOD processing, and delivery workflows and provides several features including:

  • Amazon Step Functions orchestration of the ingest, transcoding (including pre-and post-processing steps), and publishing steps of the workflow.
  • Choice of video file or metadata file trigger.
  • Delivery of videos to viewers with Amazon CloudFront, formatted for playback on a wide range of devices.
  • Input file metadata, job settings, and output details storage in a DynamoDB table for easy access by downstream consumers.
  • Optional automated archive of video inputs to help reduce storage costs

The updated solution has new AWS Elemental MediaConvert job templates with streamlined HLS and DASH ABR renditions and encoder settings, as well as improved CloudFront configuration settings. It now also supports version 4 signature for S3 pre-signed URLs. For a full list of updates and fixes to the 5.2.0 version of the solution, see the CHANGE.log.

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