AWS Elemental MediaPackage Features

AWS Elemental MediaPackage is a video delivery service that allows video providers to securely and reliably distribute streaming video at scale. It makes it easy to prepare your live and on-demand video content for delivery to multiple devices, and improve the viewer experience with advanced features. With MediaPackage, customers can reduce workflow complexity, increase origin resiliency, and better protect multiscreen assets without the risk of under or over-provisioning video infrastructure. MediaPackage also works with other AWS Media Services to unlock the growing ecosystem of connected devices and the dynamic viewing experiences they enable.

Key features

Comprehensive Output Formats

Deliver video content to the maximum number of viewers on multiple playback devices
AWS Elemental MediaPackage supports the standards and formats commonly used to stream video, including a range of MPEG-DASH implementations, Smooth Streaming (MSS), and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and low-latency HLS (LL-HLS) with MPEG-2 Transport streams or Common Media Application Format (CMAF) fragmented MP4, to reach a maximum number of devices and viewers.

Flexible Video Content Protection

Apply just-in-time content protection to secure your video assets
AWS Elemental MediaPackage lets you protect your streams by integrating with multiple Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies. The right content protection is selected based on the capabilities of each playback device. Protection capabilities are standards-based, including support for Apple FairPlay, Widevine, and Microsoft PlayReady using AES-128 encryption.

High-Availability Architecture

Built-in resiliency and automatic scalability for video workflows
AWS Elemental MediaPackage automatically scales based on the incoming stream requests you receive. MediaPackage has a built-in origin shield and cache for reliable performance without errors when accessed directly by one or more CDNs, and is designed for high reliability with distributed resources across multiple AWS Availability Zones. Integrated monitoring continuously tracks metrics (such as bandwidth, number of concurrent contacts or instance resources), and new instances are launched automatically to scale with increased workload as needed.

Live Video Workflow Monitor

Discover, visualize, and monitor live video
The workflow monitor for AWS Media Services and Amazon CloudFront discovers, visualizes, and monitors the resources associated with a live video stream, broadcast, or distribution. It displays the relationships between resources in a graphical signal map, so you can see which resources are being used and how they are connected. Create and apply metric alarm and notification templates to monitor your video and alert when issues arise. Learn more in the workflow monitor documentation.

Use Independently or with AWS Media Services

Use with other AWS Media Services, or deploy on its own
As one of the AWS Media Services, you can choose to use AWS Elemental MediaPackage as a standalone service or integrate it with AWS services for live video encoding, VOD processing, ad personalization and monetization, or media-optimized storage. Additionally, other AWS services, such as the Amazon CloudFront CDN, offer seamless interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaPackage.