MediaConvert
User Guide

Step 6: Create a Job

A job does the work of transcoding. You specify the name of the file that you want to transcode (the input file), the name that you want MediaConvert to give the transcoded file, the preset that you want MediaConvert to use, and a few other settings. MediaConvert gets the input file from the Amazon S3 location that you specify in your job input settings, transcodes the file, and saves the transcoded file or files in the output location that you specify in the settings of the job output group.

To create a job

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Elemental MediaConvert console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/mediaconvert.

  2. Choose Get started.

  3. Choose Create job.

  4. Provide transcode instructions and job settings. For more information, see Setting Up a Job in AWS Elemental MediaConvert.

    Make sure that you pick the same region for your job and your file storage.

  5. Choose Create.

    For information about tracking the status of your job, see Using CloudWatch Events to Monitor AWS Elemental MediaConvert Jobs.

    For information about the file names and paths for your job outputs, see Output File Names and Paths.

  6. If you don't want to keep the transcoded files that you generate during this tutorial, delete them from Amazon S3 to avoid incurring storage charges.