AWS Media Blog

Tag: Media Services

Playing your ads-featured content with AWS Elemental MediaTailor and VideoJS

In the previous installments of this blog series, we showed how to monetize your content with a custom workflow with FFmpeg on Amazon Elastic Container Service at Fargate and with Amazon Rekognition. In this post, we show you how to display and interact with an HLS stream in a simple webpage similar to this.   Sample […]

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Successful innovation for ESSENCE as Starchive and AWS help deliver the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture

This post is co-authored by Jack Wenzinger, AWS M&E Partner SA, Ken Shek, Sr. ML Specialist SA, and Richard Averitt, CEO of Starchive. 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. ESSENCE Communications is a media, technology, […]

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[Updated 3/15/2021] 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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Introducing Private Channels for Amazon Interactive Video Service

Today, Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) introduced Playback Authorization, a new feature which enables developers to launch private channels secured by JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). With just a little development, you can set up private channels that enable you to easily build subscription based live streaming services. This is the first of a two-part blog […]

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Getting started with AWS cloud video editing

In the first installment of Edit in the Cloud series, we covered the fundaments of enabling various editorial personas on AWS. Now it is time to get started and deploy the GitHub sample. This step-by-step guide details how to deploy an edit host, storage, and connectivity on AWS. This template allows users to build additional […]

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Using Amazon Interactive Video Service timed metadata – Part 2

Introduction Before we begin This blog post is part two of a two-part series aiming to excite and enable developers to build and learn how to use the Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) Timed Metadata feature. You should complete the steps in part one of this series to successfully complete this tutorial. The third step […]

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Using Amazon Interactive Video Service timed metadata – Part 1

Introduction Before we begin This blog post is part one of a two-part series aiming to excite and enable developers to build and learn how to use the Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) Timed Metadata feature. In this walk-through tutorial, you will build a full end-to-end working demonstration of an Amazon IVS live stream […]

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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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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 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 […]

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