AWS Media Blog

Category: Media Services

Working with AWS Elemental MediaTailor Logs and Metrics

AWS Elemental MediaTailor is a content personalization and monetization service that allows customers to implement stitched server-side ad insertion for streaming video while maintaining high quality of service. It uses dynamic transcoding to reduce storage requirements and ensure that video seamlessly transitions between advertising and primary content during playback. AWS Elemental MediaTailor manipulates the HTTP Live […]

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AWS at IBC 2018

Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS) in booth 5.C80 at IBC 2018 to see video solutions that make it easy to build reliable, broadcast-quality video workflows in the cloud. AWS will showcase video services that allow you to create professional-quality media experiences for your viewers, including AWS Elemental Media Services, AWS Thinkbox, Amazon Machine Learning, and […]

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AWS M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles – Agenda and Registration

Registration is now open to join AWS’s M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles. Details and agenda below: Date: July 31 Time: 10:30am-5pm Location: Skirball Cultural Center (parking is limited. Recommend ride sharing) Register here (space is limited) AGENDA Keynote: Enhancing the Viewer Experience with Machine Learning: GrayMeta and the Sky News “Royal Wedding: Who’s Who App” […]

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How to Migrate Workflows from Amazon Elastic Transcoder to AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction At re:Invent 2017, AWS Elemental released five new media processing and delivery services. One of these services, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, shares functionality with another file-based video transcoding service on AWS, Amazon Elastic Transcoder. Today, we detail the primary differences between these two services. If you are using Amazon Elastic Transcoder and are ready to migrate […]

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Upcoming webinar: Making Your Video Service Smarter with Machine Learning

Click on this link to register for this upcoming webinar from AWS Media & Entertainment team: Machine learning is having an impact on every aspect of video production, processing, delivery, and consumption. Translation, object recognition, content moderation, and enhanced metadata are just a few of the ways machine learning is helping video publishers increase the efficiency of […]

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Part 4: How to Compete with Broadcast Latency Using Current Adaptive Bitrate Technologies

Part 1: Defining and Measuring Latency  Part 2: Recommended Optimizations for Encoding, Packaging, and CDN Delivery Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results (this post) Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results In previous installments of this blog series, we explored the options for optimizing latency across the […]

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Enabling CMAF for Video Processing and Delivery

The benefits of using HEVC / H.265 for video content, with its quality improvements and compression efficiency gains compared to AVC / H.264, are well understood. At its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that its desktop, mobile platforms and all future hardware will support HEVC content. Apple had already revealed in 2016 the addition […]

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Part 3: How to Compete with Broadcast Latency Using Current Adaptive Bitrate Technologies

Part 1: Defining and Measuring Latency Part 2: Recommended Optimizations for Encoding, Packaging, and CDN Delivery Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players (this post) Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players In previous installments of this blogs series, we looked at the possible optimizations that can be applied […]

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Build Your Own VAST 3.0 Response XML to Test With AWS Elemental MediaTailor

In a previous blog, AWS Elemental MediaTailor Supported Video Ad Serving Protocols, we talked about the various video ad protocols that AWS Elemental MediaTailor supports. In this post, we will focus on one of those protocols, namely VAST, and show how you can build a simple VAST response XML which you can use in lieu […]

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