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 re:Post

Ask questions, find answers, and share knowledge about AWS Elemental MediaLive by accessing the vibrant community on AWS re:Post.

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.






White Papers



How to use the Workflow Wizard in MediaLive
AWS for M&E Video Tutorial: Input switching with MediaLive
AWS for M&E Video Tutorial: HTML5 motion graphics with MediaLive
AWS for M&E Video Tutorial: Recommended AVC/H.264 encoding configurations
Broadcast distribution using statmux in the cloud
AWS re:Invent 2019: Live broadcasting on AWS
AWS re:Invent 2019: Media & Entertainment industry news from AWS
AWS re:Invent 2019: Optimizing live video feeds to the cloud and the consumer
AWS re:Invent 2019: Hotstar live streaming at record scale



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. 

Blog Posts and Articles

Solution and Deployment Guides

Live Streaming with AWS

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.

Media Services Application Mapper

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. 

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