Converting Nielsen watermarks to ID3 - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Converting Nielsen watermarks to ID3

If one or more inputs in a channel includes Nielsen watermarks in the audio, you have the option of setting up the channel to convert those watermarks to ID3 metadata. These watermarks are part of the measurement and analytics capabilities supported by Nielsen.

This option applies only in the following scenario:

  • One or more inputs in your channel includes Nielsen watermarks in the audio.

  • Your channel has at least one output group that can include the Nielsen ID3 tag. For example, an HLS output group.

  • You know that at least some of your playback devices implement the Nielsen SDK. This SDK provides functionality to handle the ID3 tags.

Converting the watermarks to ID3 tags doesn't remove the original watermarks. Outputs where you include the ID3 tags will contain both the watermark and the ID3 tags. Outputs that don't include the ID3 tags will contain only the watermark.

You can't remove the watermarks from the audio, but if your playback devices don't implement the Nielsen SDK, the devices simply ignore the watermarks.

Note

Do not confuse this feature with the ability to insert ID3 metadata in outputs.

To set up watermarks as ID3 tags

  1. On the Create channel page, in the General settings section, in the Nielsen Configuration pane, choose Enable Nielsen configuration.

  2. Set the fields as follows:

    • Nielsen PCM to ID3 tagging: Choose ENABLED.

    • Distributor ID: Optionally, enter the distributor ID that you obtained from Nielsen. If you enter an ID here, it is added to the ID3 metadata along with the source ID (SID) that is always in the source watermark.

  3. Go to the output group and output where you want to include the ID3 tags. The output group must be an Archive, HLS, or UDP group. If the output group is HLS, the output must be a standard output (not an audio-only output).

    (If the output group is MediaPackage, you don't have to set up the output. The ID3 tags are always passed through, if the output is a standard output.)

  4. For an Archive output group, set up the Output settings section as follows:

    • Choose PID settings.

    • For Nielsen ID3, choose PASSTHROUGH.

  5. For an HLS output group, set up the Output settings section as follows:

    • Choose Standard hls.

    • Choose PID settings.

    • For Nielsen ID3 behavior, choose PASSTHROUGH.

  6. For a UDP output group, set up the Output settings section as follows:

    • Choose Network settings.

    • Choose PID settings.

    • For Nielsen ID3, choose PASSTHROUGH.