MediaConvert
User Guide

Step 1: Specify Your Input Files

The first part of setting up an AWS Elemental MediaConvert job is specifying the location of your input file or files, as shown in the following illustration.

To specify the location of your input

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

  2. On the Create job page, in the Job pane on the left, choose Input 1.

  3. In the Input 1 pane, provide the URI to your video input file that is stored in Amazon S3 or on an HTTP server. For Amazon S3 inputs, you can specify the URI directly or choose Browse to select from your Amazon S3 buckets. For HTTP inputs, provide the URL to your input video file. For HTTP input requirements, see HTTP Input Requirements.

    Note

    If your input audio or captions are in a separate file, don't create separate inputs for them. You specify these files later in this procedure, within your audio and captions selectors.

  4. To join more than one input file into a single asset (input stitching), add another input to the job. To do so, in the Job pane, in the Inputs section, choose Add. For jobs that have multiple input files, AWS Elemental MediaConvert creates outputs by concatenating the inputs in the order that you specify them in the job.

    You can include up to 150 inputs in your job.

    Tip

    You can also transcode only portions of your inputs. For more information, see Input Clipping.