Creating a channel from scratch - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Creating a channel from scratch

A channel contains the details that instruct AWS Elemental MediaLive about how to transcode (decode and encode) and package your input into specific outputs.

Before you start the process of creating a channel, you should plan your upstream and downstream systems and plan your channel to identify the following elements:

  • Inputs that the channel will use

  • Output groups for the channel

  • Outputs (within each output group)

  • Video, audio, and captions encodes (in each output) that the channel will produce

There are three ways to create a channel:


For information about additional steps for setting up a channel for use in a multiplex program, see Step 5: Create the channels.