Step 1: Identify the Video and Audio Encodes - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Step 1: Identify the Video and Audio Encodes

You must plan the requirements for the audio rendition group. You must identify the video encodes that you want in the output group. You then decide on the individual audio encodes. Finally, you identify the audio rendition groups you want each encode to belong to.

To identify and map the encodes

  1. Identify the video encodes that you require in the HLS output group. For example, one high-resolution encode and one low-resolution encode.

  2. Identify the audio encodes that you require. For example, AAC in English and French, and Dolby Digital in English and French.

  3. Decide how many audio renditions you require. Review the rules to ensure that you design a rendition group that is valid.

  4. Give a name to each video, audio, and audio rendition group. For example:

    • A video output named high definition.

    • A video output named low definition.

    • Audio English AAC named AAC EN.

    • Audio French AAC named AAC FR.

    • Audio English Dolby Digital named DD EN.

    • Audio French Dolby Digital named DD FR.

    • A rendition group named AAC group for AAC audio.

    • A rendition group named DD group for Dolby Digital audio.

  5. Identify how you want the video to be associated with the audio rendition groups. For example:

    • Video high definition to be associated with AAC group and DD group.

    • Video low definition to be associated only with AAC group.

  6. (Optional) For completeness in designing the output group, identify the captions that you require.

Rules for Video and Audio in Rendition Groups

  • A video encode can be associated with more than one rendition group. For example, video high can be associated with both Dolby audio and AAC audio. There is no need to create separate video encodes for each rendition group.

  • All the rendition groups associated with the same video must contain the same audio encodes. For example, if both the AAC group and the Dolby group are associated with the high definition video encode, both these groups must contain the same audio languages (perhaps English, French, and Spanish).

  • An audio encode can belong to only one audio rendition group.

  • An audio rendition group can be associated with more than one video. For example, the Dolby group can be associated with the high definition video encode and the low definition video encode. There is no need to create separate rendition groups for each video.