Developer Resources

User Guide

Describes the components and features that AWS Elemental MediaLive provides and how to use them.

API Reference

Describes basic operations of AWS Elemental MediaLive. Provides schema structure for job settings and detailed descriptions of encoding settings. Includes sample job requests.


AWS Elemental MediaLive Discussion Forums. Post your questions and feedback to these forums. Use the RSS feeds and e-mail watches to stay in tune with AWS topics that interest you for now.

Service Level Agreement

Is a policy governing the use of AWS Elemental MediaLive under the terms of the Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement between Amazon Web Services, Inc. and its affiliates and users of AWS’ services.






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Introducing AWS Elemental MediaLive
AWS re:Invent 2019: Live broadcasting on AWS
AWS re:Invent 2019: Optimizing live video feeds to the cloud and the consumer
AWS re:Invent 2019: Media & Entertainment industry news from AWS
AWS re:Invent 2019: Hotstar live streaming at record scale
AWS re:Invent 2018: Broadcasting Sporting Events: AWS Media Services When It Matters Most
AWS re:Invent 2018: All the World’s a Stage: Enriching Minds with OTT Video
AWS re:Invent 2018: Any Given Thursday, Friday, Saturday: How Pac-12 Streams Hundreds of Live Events
AWS re:Invent 2018: Building and Moving Live Broadcasting to AWS



AWS Elemental MediaLive Primer

This course provides an overview of the fundamental functions of AWS Elemental MediaLive, focusing on key operational aspects of live streaming video workflows. It includes a tour of the main elements of the user interface and a demonstration of the steps to create a live video stream using AWS Elemental MediaLive. It also outlines the basic steps to monitor system health.

Introduction to AWS Media Services by Use Case

This course uses real-world examples to help you understand the solutions AWS Media Services offers, how they work, and which ones would best meet your business needs. This course will help you understand the variables to consider when designing your unique media workflow and allow you to explore the many capabilities, such as advanced analytics and content personalization, that are available when you use AWS Media Services in combination with other AWS services.
Learn how to get started streaming live video using an AWS Elemental Link device. You will see how to order a Link device, set up Link, and how to build an end-to-end live video streaming workflow to AWS Elemental MediaLive.

Video Streaming Concepts: AWS Media Services

In this foundational course, you’ll delve into a breakdown of the key stages involved in streaming content from a source to a viewer’s screen over the internet. You’ll also learn the fundamental video concepts and terminology that are critical to choosing and using cloud-based media solutions that work best for your use case.

Media Glossary

Use this digital glossary of essential terms and concepts fundamental to video compression, processing, and delivery as a standalone resource or a companion to other AWS Elemental Media Services training. 

Media Services Learning Path

This path is designed for anyone who wants to learn how AWS Media Services can create professional quality media experienceswithout the time, effort, and expense often required to run specialized video equipment. 

Building a Live Video Channel with MediaLive, MediaStore and CloudFront

In live streaming events, the latency or time delay between the live action and what is seen on one’s device can be problematic. AWS Elemental MediaStore can help mitigate that problem.

Building a Live Video Channel with MediaLive, MediaPackage and CloudFront

Live streaming is growing rapidly.  More live streaming content is being made available by studios, as well as by users sharing on social networks. And, there are more devices capable of streaming live video streaming being deployed to the market.

Monitoring a Live Streaming Workflow with Amazon CloudWatch

An important part of any video workflow is being able to monitor the status and health of the software services and their tasks in order to detect and correct problems before they jeopardize the workflow. This is especially true when streaming live video where there are no “do-overs” and the cost of an issue or outage can be huge in terms of revenue, fines or damage to reputation.

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Solution and Deployment Guides

AWS provides a live streaming solution that combines AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage with Amazon CloudFront to build a highly resilient and scalable architecture that delivers your live content worldwide.

AWS offers a solution that displays the logical connections between media services, visualizes error messages and counts, and produces a list of confidence-ranked root causes for problematic workflows. 

AWS provides a real-time subtitling solution for live streaming video content that combines Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, and AWS Lambda to build a serverless architecture that automatically generates multi-language subtitles for your live streaming videos.

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