Developer Resources

User Guide

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

API Reference

Describes basic operations of AWS Elemental MediaTailor. 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 MediaTailor by accessing the vibrant community on AWS re:Post.

Service Level Agreement

Is a policy governing the use of AWS Elemental MediaTailor 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



Introducing AWS Elemental MediaTailor
AWS re:Invent 2019: Optimizing live video feeds to the cloud and the consumer
AWS re:Invent 2018: How Pac-12 Streams Hundreds of Live Events



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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Channel Assembly with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

This workshop is designed for anyone with existing video content interested in learning how to reuse it to generate virtual live channels. It assumes basic knowledge of video streaming technology and protocols, however this is not imperative. Program and advertising content will be provided.

Blog Posts and Articles

Solution and Deployment Guides

VOD Ad insertion with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

This workshop will take you through creating an AWS Elemental MediaTailor configuration using a media asset from a storage like AWS Elemental MediaStore, and Ad Decision Server (ADS) that returns a VMAP response.

Monetizing an Encrypted Live Stream with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

This module will take you through creating a Mediatailor configuration using previously created AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage channels. The MediaPackage channel will have been encrypted using a SPEKE reference server.

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