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[ aws . kinesisvideo ]



Creates a new Kinesis video stream.

When you create a new stream, Kinesis Video Streams assigns it a version number. When you change the stream's metadata, Kinesis Video Streams updates the version.

create-stream is an asynchronous operation.

For information about how the service works, see How it Works .

You must have permissions for the KinesisVideo:CreateStream action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--device-name <value>]
--stream-name <value>
[--media-type <value>]
[--kms-key-id <value>]
[--data-retention-in-hours <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--device-name (string)

The name of the device that is writing to the stream.


In the current implementation, Kinesis Video Streams does not use this name.

--stream-name (string)

A name for the stream that you are creating.

The stream name is an identifier for the stream, and must be unique for each account and region.

--media-type (string)

The media type of the stream. Consumers of the stream can use this information when processing the stream. For more information about media types, see Media Types . If you choose to specify the media-type , see Naming Requirements for guidelines.

To play video on the console, the media must be H.264 encoded, and you need to specify this video type in this parameter as video/h264 .

This parameter is optional; the default value is null (or empty in JSON).

--kms-key-id (string)

The ID of the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) key that you want Kinesis Video Streams to use to encrypt stream data.

If no key ID is specified, the default, Kinesis Video-managed key (aws/kinesisvideo ) is used.

For more information, see DescribeKey .

--data-retention-in-hours (integer)

The number of hours that you want to retain the data in the stream. Kinesis Video Streams retains the data in a data store that is associated with the stream.

The default value is 0, indicating that the stream does not persist data.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


StreamARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the stream.