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[ aws . mediatailor ]



Returns a list of the playback configurations defined in AWS Elemental MediaTailor. You can specify a maximum number of configurations to return at a time. The default maximum is 50. Results are returned in pagefuls. If MediaTailor has more configurations than the specified maximum, it provides parameters in the response that you can use to retrieve the next pageful.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-playback-configurations is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Items


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


To list all configurations

The following list-playback-configurations displays all of the details of the configuration on the current AWS account.

aws mediatailor list-playback-configurations


    "Items": [
            "AdDecisionServerUrl": "",
            "CdnConfiguration": {},
            "DashConfiguration": {
                "ManifestEndpointPrefix": "",
                "MpdLocation": "EMT_DEFAULT",
                "OriginManifestType": "MULTI_PERIOD"
            "HlsConfiguration": {
                "ManifestEndpointPrefix": ""
            "Name": "west_campaign",
            "PlaybackConfigurationArn": "arn:aws:mediatailor:us-west-2:123456789012:playbackConfiguration/west_campaign",
            "PlaybackEndpointPrefix": "",
            "SessionInitializationEndpointPrefix": "",
            "Tags": {},
            "VideoContentSourceUrl": ""
            "AdDecisionServerUrl": "",
            "CdnConfiguration": {},
            "DashConfiguration": {
                "ManifestEndpointPrefix": "",
                "MpdLocation": "DISABLED",
                "OriginManifestType": "MULTI_PERIOD"
            "HlsConfiguration": {
                "ManifestEndpointPrefix": ""
            "Name": "sports_campaign",
            "PlaybackConfigurationArn": "arn:aws:mediatailor:us-west-2:123456789012:playbackConfiguration/sports_campaign",
            "PlaybackEndpointPrefix": "",
            "SessionInitializationEndpointPrefix": "",
            "SlateAdUrl": "http://s3.bucket/slate_ad.mp4",
            "Tags": {},
            "VideoContentSourceUrl": ""

For more information, see `Viewing a Configuration<>`__ in the AWS Elemental MediaTailor User Guide.


Items -> (list)

Array of playback configurations. This might be all the available configurations or a subset, depending on the settings that you provide and the total number of configurations stored.


The AWSMediaTailor configuration.

AdDecisionServerUrl -> (string)

The URL for the ad decision server (ADS). This includes the specification of static parameters and placeholders for dynamic parameters. AWS Elemental MediaTailor substitutes player-specific and session-specific parameters as needed when calling the ADS. Alternately, for testing, you can provide a static VAST URL. The maximum length is 25,000 characters.

AvailSuppression -> (structure)

The configuration for Avail Suppression. Ad suppression can be used to turn off ad personalization in a long manifest, or if a viewer joins mid-break.

Mode -> (string)

Sets the mode for avail suppression, also known as ad suppression. By default, ad suppression is off and all ad breaks are filled by MediaTailor with ads or slate.

Value -> (string)

The avail suppression value is a live edge offset time in HH:MM:SS. MediaTailor won't fill ad breaks on or behind this time in the manifest lookback window.

Bumper -> (structure)

The configuration for bumpers. Bumpers are short audio or video clips that play at the start or before the end of an ad break.

EndUrl -> (string)

The URL for the end bumper asset.

StartUrl -> (string)

The URL for the start bumper asset.

CdnConfiguration -> (structure)

The configuration for using a content delivery network (CDN), like Amazon CloudFront, for content and ad segment management.

AdSegmentUrlPrefix -> (string)

A non-default content delivery network (CDN) to serve ad segments. By default, AWS Elemental MediaTailor uses Amazon CloudFront with default cache settings as its CDN for ad segments. To set up an alternate CDN, create a rule in your CDN for the following origin: ads.mediatailor.region> Then specify the rule's name in this AdSegmentUrlPrefix. When AWS Elemental MediaTailor serves a manifest, it reports your CDN as the source for ad segments.

ContentSegmentUrlPrefix -> (string)

A content delivery network (CDN) to cache content segments, so that content requests don’t always have to go to the origin server. First, create a rule in your CDN for the content segment origin server. Then specify the rule's name in this ContentSegmentUrlPrefix. When AWS Elemental MediaTailor serves a manifest, it reports your CDN as the source for content segments.

DashConfiguration -> (structure)

The configuration for DASH content.

ManifestEndpointPrefix -> (string)

The URL generated by MediaTailor to initiate a playback session. The session uses server-side reporting. This setting is ignored in PUT operations.

MpdLocation -> (string)

The setting that controls whether MediaTailor includes the Location tag in DASH manifests. MediaTailor populates the Location tag with the URL for manifest update requests, to be used by players that don't support sticky redirects. Disable this if you have CDN routing rules set up for accessing MediaTailor manifests, and you are either using client-side reporting or your players support sticky HTTP redirects. Valid values are DISABLED and EMT_DEFAULT. The EMT_DEFAULT setting enables the inclusion of the tag and is the default value.

OriginManifestType -> (string)

The setting that controls whether MediaTailor handles manifests from the origin server as multi-period manifests or single-period manifests. If your origin server produces single-period manifests, set this to SINGLE_PERIOD. The default setting is MULTI_PERIOD. For multi-period manifests, omit this setting or set it to MULTI_PERIOD.

HlsConfiguration -> (structure)

The configuration for HLS content.

ManifestEndpointPrefix -> (string)

The URL that is used to initiate a playback session for devices that support Apple HLS. The session uses server-side reporting.

ManifestProcessingRules -> (structure)

The configuration for manifest processing rules. Manifest processing rules enable customization of the personalized manifests created by MediaTailor.

AdMarkerPassthrough -> (structure)

The configuration for Ad Marker Passthrough. Ad marker passthrough can be used to pass ad markers from the origin to the customized manifest.

Enabled -> (boolean)

For HLS, when set to true, MediaTailor passes through EXT-X-CUE-IN, EXT-X-CUE-OUT, and EXT-X-SPLICEPOINT-SCTE35 ad markers from the origin manifest to the MediaTailor personalized manifest.

No logic is applied to these ad markers. For example, if EXT-X-CUE-OUT has a value of 60, but no ads are filled for that ad break, MediaTailor will not set the value to 0.

Name -> (string)

The identifier for the playback configuration.

PlaybackConfigurationArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the playback configuration.

PlaybackEndpointPrefix -> (string)

The URL that the player accesses to get a manifest from AWS Elemental MediaTailor. This session will use server-side reporting.

SessionInitializationEndpointPrefix -> (string)

The URL that the player uses to initialize a session that uses client-side reporting.

SlateAdUrl -> (string)

The URL for a high-quality video asset to transcode and use to fill in time that's not used by ads. AWS Elemental MediaTailor shows the slate to fill in gaps in media content. Configuring the slate is optional for non-VPAID playback configurations. For VPAID, the slate is required because MediaTailor provides it in the slots designated for dynamic ad content. The slate must be a high-quality asset that contains both audio and video.

Tags -> (map)

The tags assigned to the playback configuration.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

TranscodeProfileName -> (string)

The name that is used to associate this playback configuration with a custom transcode profile. This overrides the dynamic transcoding defaults of MediaTailor. Use this only if you have already set up custom profiles with the help of AWS Support.

PersonalizationThresholdSeconds -> (integer)

The maximum duration of underfilled ad time (in seconds) allowed in an ad break.

VideoContentSourceUrl -> (string)

The URL prefix for the master playlist for the stream, minus the asset ID. The maximum length is 512 characters.

NextToken -> (string)

Pagination token returned by the GET list request when results exceed the maximum allowed. Use the token to fetch the next page of results.