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Build a compelling eCommerce experience with Amazon Interactive Video Service

Introduction Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) makes creating live video streams simpler than ever. This means you can spend more time creating live content and features to inspire, engage, and entice viewers. Amazon IVS helps you build a compelling, interactive platform that goes beyond traditional eCommerce experiences. In this post, I show you how […]

Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 2

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. In part one of this blog post, you learned how to set up Amazon Cognito, create an API to generate cookies and protect your stream from unauthorized access. In this post, we will provide […]

[Updated 1/4/2021]: Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 1

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. Whether it’s to ensure audiences have the right subscription to view the content, or that sensitive information can only be seen by permissioned viewers, there are many reasons content providers need to secure their […]

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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Unbox and start streaming live video with AWS Elemental Link

Did you order and receive a new AWS Elemental Link device and now wonder what comes next? Do you want to learn how easy is it to create an AWS account, order a Link device, and start streaming live video to the cloud? Or, do you simply enjoy watching other people unbox new technology and […]

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How to rapidly prototype multimedia applications on AWS with the Media Insights Engine

AWS provides powerful services to analyze and transform videos, images, sounds, speech, and text; however, to use those services you have to use general purpose AWS APIs, like AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, Amazon S3, and more, as building blocks. My colleagues and I believe multimedia application developers are better served by an API purpose-built […]

Introducing AWS Amplify Video

Introducing AWS Amplify Video – an open source plugin for the Amplify CLI that makes it easy to incorporate video streaming into your mobile and web applications powered by AWS Amplify. In this blog post, we introduce readers to AWS Amplify, AWS Elemental Media Services, and Amplify Video. Then, through a tutorial, we show how they […]

How-to: Use QVBR for streaming live events like the 2018 AWS re:Invent keynotes

Introduction AWS re:Invent is the largest event of the year for Amazon Web Services and the keynote addresses are the centerpieces of the week-long event. Live streams from re:Invent command a large viewership from around the world and are the highlight of the year for the AWS Event Technology Team. In 2018, AWS Elemental introduced […]

VOD automation part 1: Create a serverless watchfolder workflow using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction File-based video processing workflows on AWS can be built using AWS Elemental MediaConvert to transcode source media into output formats. Using MediaConvert, video providers with any size content library can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for multiscreen delivery. Once you start using MediaConvert to transcode videos, the next step is usually to build an […]

New from the networking & content delivery blog: Building a serverless subscription service using Lambda@Edge

This post from the Networking & Content Delivery blog explains how to use Lambda@Edge to implement a serverless-based subscription service for your website. A subscription service enables you to control your user’s journey by using an access model that lets you add metering, restrict users to particular section or article, include micropayments, and set up a […]