User Guide

Step 2: Create Storage for Files

MediaConvert transcodes your input files to generate output files. For input and output locations, MediaConvert works with Amazon S3 buckets.

To create an Amazon S3 bucket

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. On the Amazon S3 console, choose Create bucket.

  3. In the Create bucket dialog box, type a bucket name. If you want to create separate input and output buckets, give the bucket an appropriate name that will help you identify it later.

  4. Choose a region for your bucket. Make sure that you create your Amazon S3 buckets and do your MediaConvert transcoding in the same region.

  5. Choose Create.

  6. If you want to create separate buckets for your input files and output files, repeat steps 2 through step 5.