Dynamic inputs - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Dynamic inputs

You can set up a multiple-input channel with static and dynamic file inputs. You can then use the input switching feature of the channel schedule to switch from one input to another. A static input always connects to the same file. A dynamic input points to a different file each time it is used in an input switch in the schedule.

Using dynamic inputs lets you increase the number of video sources that you can use in the channel, while still observing the limit on the number of inputs that you can attach to the channel.

Only MP4 file inputs that are stored in one of the following locations can be set up as dynamic inputs:

  • Amazon S3

  • AWS Elemental MediaStore

Setting up dynamic inputs

For information about planning and creating dynamic inputs, see Input switching in AWS Elemental MediaLive.