Posted On: Feb 28, 2023

Today, FLAC audio and animated GIF video input sources for AWS Elemental MediaConvert is available in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. These new input formats are compatible with all MediaConvert outputs. For example, you can convert lossless FLAC files into compressed audio formats like AAC, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis, or use FLAC files as sidecar audio sources to be joined with video files. Animated GIF inputs can be converted into higher-efficiency video streaming codecs like AVC and HEVC and distributed as standalone MP4 files or adaptive-bitrate streaming packages such as HLS or DASH.

Using AWS Elemental MediaConvert, video providers with can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content. With this wider range of input support, MediaConvert now supports more audio-only customer workflows centered around lossless sources. More user-generated content workflows are also supported, with Animated GIF support enabling customers to add accompanying audio or simply convert to different video formats.

FLAC and GIF input support is available in all Amazon Web Services regions where AWS Elemental MediaConvert is available. Visit the Region Table for a full list of Amazon Web Services Regions supported by MediaConvert.

To learn more about supported input codecs and containers, please read the documentation.