AWS Elemental MediaLive
User Guide

Step 1: Create Caption Selectors in the Input

You must identify the captions that you want to use and assign each to a caption selector. If you don't create any caption selectors, you will not be able to include captions in the output. All the captions will be removed from the media.

Identify the Captions You Want

  1. Identify which captions are in the input and which captions are available to you as external files. Identify the caption formats and, for each format, the languages.

  2. Identify which of those formats and languages that you want to use.

  3. Determine how many caption selectors to create in the input in the channel, using the following guidance:

    • For embedded-to-embedded, create a single caption selector for all languages. All languages are passed through; there is no other option. For details, see Information for Embedded .

    • For teletext-to-teletext, create a single caption selector for all languages (in fact, one caption selector for the entire content). All languages are passed through; there is no other option. For details, see Information for Teletext.

    • In all other cases, create one caption selector for each language and format combination.

You end up with a list of caption selectors to create. For example:

  • Caption Selector 1: Teletext captions in Czech

  • Caption Selector 2: Teletext captions in Polish

Create Caption Selectors

In AWS Elemental MediaLive, extract the desired captions by adding a caption selector in the channel. Each extracted caption is contained in one caption selector.

  1. In the channel that you are creating, in the navigation pane, choose Channel and input details.

  2. For Input settings, choose Add caption selectors.

  3. For Caption selector name, type a suitable name. For example, TTML Czech.

  4. For Selector settings, choose the format of the source captions.

  5. For most formats, more fields appear. For details about a field, choose the field and view the help pane. In addition, see extra information on DVB-Sub or SCTE-27, on Embedded, or on Teletext.

  6. Create more caption selectors, as required.