AWS Media Blog

Category: AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Streaming Media Readers Select AWS Services

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards garnered more than 25,000 votes from more than 2,200 voters in 26 categories spanning a full range of media technologies. Included among the winners announced November 19 are four AWS services that help content providers deliver innovative viewing experiences, address accelerating demand for digital content, and monetize services […]

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Encode video in a smarter way using Automated ABR

Introduction The most common over the top (OTT) distribution formats in use today are based on delivery of video using ABR (Adaptive Bitrate) technologies. An ABR package contains multiple renditions of the content encoded in a range of bitrates and resolutions. Formats like HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) define […]

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How to set up a simple video-on-demand service on AWS with TrackIt

The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. The production of new video content driven by ubiquitous and relatively high-quality acquisition devices (mobile phones, action cameras, etc.), along with the accelerating re-use of old libraries, has seen […]

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Using frame rate conversion to expand content availability

Authored by Daryl Blair, Director of Sales & Marketing at InSync Technology, Ltd. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. Historically, film and video content has been acquired, produced, and mastered to comply with the delivery standards […]

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Solving OTT workflow challenges with AWS  

Authored by Tom Schaeffer, Founder, President & CEO of Float Left Interactive. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. This post discusses the history and evolution of over-the-top (OTT) streaming and outlines how my company, Float […]

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Zee5 inserts millions of ads in live and VOD content using AWS

This post is co-authored by Girish Nair, SA, Media & Entertainment at Amazon Web Services and Vivek Yadav – Senior CDN Engineer at Zee5 Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. It is among the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive […]

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Inserting ad breaks into video content using Amazon Rekognition, AWS Elemental MediaConvert and AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Customers are often overwhelmed with the amount of undifferentiated heavy-lifting involved in preparing their media for monetization and streaming. The traditional ad insertion process is repetitive, error-prone, and time-consuming, and ads are inserted in a non-intrusive way so that the attention of the audience is not disturbed when presented with ad content. A cloud-based monetization […]

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Creating dashboards and alarms for AWS Elemental MediaConvert using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction If you are developing an automated video-on-demand workflow, you may at times need to monitor specific parts of the workflow pipeline. When it comes to the transcoding piece of the workflow, AWS Elemental MediaConvert is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch to provide metrics and events from the MediaConvert service. You can create simple CloudWatch dashboards […]

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Introducing AWS Amplify Video on Demand

Today, we’re excited to bring you a new video-on-demand (VOD) resource type to AWS Amplify that allows you to easily store, manage, and serve file-based video content from AWS within minutes through the Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI). In this blog post, we explore how you can use Amplify Video to incorporate file-based video streaming into […]

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How to set up a resilient end-to-end live workflow using AWS Elemental products and services: Part 4

In this series: Part 1: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: The Fundamentals Part 2: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Part 3: Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Part 4: High-Availability Advanced Workflows with Automatic Failover (this post) High-Availability Advanced Workflows with Automatic Failover The first three parts of this blog series described […]

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