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Amazon Elastic Transcoder
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-09-25)

Document History

The following table describes the important changes to the documentation in this release of Amazon Elastic Transcoder.

  • API Version: 2012-09-25

  • Last documentation update: 2016-11-17

Change Description Date
New Feature

Cross-Regional Warnings: Elastic Transcoder now warns you when you create, update, or retrieve a pipeline with cross-regional settings.

February 19, 2019
New Feature

Clip Stitching: You can now use Elastic Transcoder to stitch together parts of multiple files into one output file.

November 17, 2017
New Feature

The AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region: You can now use Elastic Transcoder in the AWS region ap-south-1.

August 30, 2016
New Feature

Monitoring with CloudWatch: You can now set up monitoring of Elastic Transcoder resources and api calls through your account.

August 20, 2016
New Feature

Extended audio (WAV): Elastic Transcoder now supports the WAV container for audio.

July 19, 2016
New Feature

Extended playlist support (MPEG-DASH): Elastic Transcoder now supports MPEG-DASH playlists for FMP4 containers.

May 24, 2016
New Feature

Extended video support (VP9): Elastic Transcoder now supports the VP9 video codec for WEBM containers.

April 20, 2016
New Feature

Extended caption support (CEA-708): Elastic Transcoder now supports CEA-708 embedded caption outputs for MP4 and MPEG-TS containers.

October 21, 2015
New Feature

Extended format support (MXF, FLAC, and more): Elastic Transcoder now supports additional formats, including MXF, FLAC and OGA, and additional flexibility for your output audio.

May 20, 2015
New Feature

PlayReady DRM: Elastic Transcoder now supports PlayReady DRM for your files.

March 31, 2015
New Feature

Detected Parameters and Job Timing: Elastic Transcoder now now records the detected properties of the input files, the output files, and the time it took to process the jobs in epoch milliseconds.

March 24, 2015
New Feature

Extended format support (PAL, NTSC, and more): Elastic Transcoder now supports additional formats, interlaced signalling, chroma subsampling, and color conversion.

March 17, 2015
New Feature

HLS Content Protection: You can now set content protection settings for your streamed media.

January 13, 2015
New Feature

User-Defined Metadata: You can now create custom metadata for your files, which Elastic Transcoder will pass through the transcoding process unchanged.

December 10, 2014
New Feature

Encrypted Files: You can now encrypt your output files and transcode files that are encrypted.

November 24, 2014
New Feature

Logging with CloudTrail: You can now set up logging of Elastic Transcoder apis calls through your account.

October 27, 2014
New Feature

HTTP Live Streaming v4: You can now generate HTTP Live Streaming v4 streaming files.

October 13, 2014
New Feature

Smooth Streaming: You can now generate Microsoft Smooth Streaming files.

October 1, 2014
New Feature

Closed Captions: You can now include closed captions in transcoded output.

June 18, 2014
New Feature

Audio profiles: You can now configure Elastic Transcoder to use different audio compression schemes, including AAC-LC, HE-AAC, and HE-AACv2.

December 18, 2013
New Feature

Clip Generation: You can use Elastic Transcoder to generate partial excerpts of content, or "clips," from your source media. This feature lets you transcode only a portion of your source media.

November 8, 2013
New Feature

New audio parameters

October 9, 2013
New Feature

New job framerate parameters

July 8, 2013
New Feature

New job paramaters.

May 16, 2013
Initial Release

This is the first release of the Amazon Elastic Transcoder Developer Guide.

January 28, 2013