Posted On: Apr 1, 2021

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports using HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) packages as input. HLS is a streaming format used for video distribution across a wide range of devices including smart phones, desktop browsers, and connected TVs.

In general, you use MediaConvert to create HLS outputs for distributing content to customers. But in some cases it’s beneficial to use HLS as an input format. For example, you could convert existing HLS content to a different format; re-purpose content using the clipping, stitching, or image insertion features of MediaConvert; or transcode media as part of a live-to-VOD workflow. HLS inputs can also be used with Accelerated Transcoding in MediaConvert for use cases that require faster turnaround times.  

With MediaConvert, audio and video providers can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. You can build workflows to generate high-quality video outputs in minutes instead of weeks or months. MediaConvert is easy to use with a pay-as-you-go pricing model, offering a high degree of availability, reliability, and scalability.

For MediaConvert availability, refer to the Amazon Web Services Region Table. To learn more, please visit our product page.