AWS Media Blog

Category: AWS Elemental MediaPackage

Improve streaming content security with SPEKE v2.0 and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

A quick history of CPIX and SPEKE Until the publishing of the DASH-IF’s Content Protection Information Exchange Format (CPIX) specification in 2015, there was no standard payload format that encoders and packagers could leverage when requesting encryption keys from key servers. CPIX filled this gap by providing a high-level framework, based on XML, describing the […]

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Contextualized viewer engagement and monetization for live OTT events

Popular live stream events often command higher viewer attention due to the thrill, uncertainty, freshness, and unknowns of the content. On the other hand, in the over-the-top (OTT) world the last mile network latency and media player buffer often push a viewer at least few seconds behind real time. This elevated viewer attention and last-mile […]

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Managing content delivery across multiple AWS Elemental MediaPackage origins

Traditional video on demand (VOD) workflows are often complex, with requirements to manage multiple content versions, packaging configurations and digital rights management (DRM) needs. These requirements often lead to complex transcoding pipelines, duplication of assets, and inflexible distribution configurations. Companies are starting to look to modernize their VOD workflows to increase agility, cost savings, and flexibility. […]

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New instructor-led course: Video Streaming Essentials for AWS Media Services

Learn best practices for designing and using cloud-based video workflows in the updated instructor-led course Video Streaming Essentials for AWS Media Services. Get expert-led, hands-on experience using AWS Media Services in this 2-day course covering: How key variables – including quality, latency, and budget – influence video workflow design decisions. How companies select and use […]

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How to live stream pre-recorded video using AWS Elemental MediaLive

In this blog post I walk you through how to live stream pre-recorded videos using AWS Elemental MediaLive. This use case is ideal for customers who want to retain control of their messaging by pre-recording their videos and reach a larger audience using multiple social channels like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. In 2020, due to […]

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A deep dive into Output Locking in AWS Elemental Live

Introduction In order to deliver broadcast-grade resilience, it’s essential to have redundant contribution encoders so live event viewing won’t be affected even if one of the encoders fails. However, when you run multiple encoders for redundancy, the outputs from those encoders must be synchronized with frame-level accuracy. Otherwise, viewers experience discontinuity when the encoder is switched […]

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TicketCo doubles down on AWS to modernize live event production and delivery

The global home/mobile entertainment market surpassed $68 billion USD in revenue in 2020, as consumers worldwide turned to digital platforms to enjoy entertainment from the safety of their homes amidst global lockdowns. Conversely, in the same year, the live events industry found itself at a crossroad, as sporting events and theatre productions largely came to […]

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Quickly create a live streaming channel with AWS Elemental MediaLive Workflow Wizard

There is a growing need for organizations of all types, as well as individuals, to stream video to mobile viewers or a website. AWS Elemental MediaLive offers an automated Workflow Wizard to help create a live streaming workflow in just a few clicks. Now educators, marketers, internal corporate communications teams, and others can easily share […]

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Insys Video Technologies builds a flexible VOD solution on AWS for TR Warszawa

Authored by Seweryn Biegański, Presales Engineer. 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.   When restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic put in-person theatrical performances on hold, Polish performing arts theater TR Warszawa was determined to […]

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Live IP video closed captioning moves into the cloud with EEG and AWS CDI

For modern audiences, it’s hard to remember a time when closed captioning wasn’t a standard menu option. Across the US and much of the world, accessibility to the essential service became a government mandate via legislation set in the 1990s. Since then, encoding and decoding technology for closed captioning has advanced, but its evolution has […]

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