Posted On: Jan 18, 2022

With Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) you can now configure how often thumbnails are generated for your live stream. Amazon IVS generates thumbnail images every 60 seconds for standard live channels by default. With this feature you can generate thumbnails more frequently, up to 12 images every 60 seconds (one every 5 seconds) or you can disable thumbnail generation. More frequent images gives your users a more current view of what is happening in a live stream when they are browsing an app or website that uses thumbnails for preview images.

Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is a managed live streaming solution that is quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. Send your live streams to Amazon IVS using standard streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and the service does everything you need to make low-latency live video available to any viewer around the world, letting you focus on building interactive experiences alongside the live video.

The Amazon IVS console and APIs for control and creation of video stream resources are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions. Video ingest and delivery are available around the world over a managed network of infrastructure optimized for live video.