Support for live and file inputs - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Support for live and file inputs

The following table specifies whether an input type supports live streams or VOD assets.

MediaLive input type Live stream supported? VOD asset supported?
CDI Yes No
HLS from an HTTP or HTTPS server, or from MediaStore Yes

MediaLive considers an HLS input to be a live stream if the Buffer segments field has a value from 3 to 10, inclusive.

(To display this field in the Channel page, in General input settings for Network input settings, choose Network input. For HLS input settings, choose Hls input. The Buffer segments field appears.)

Yes

MediaLive considers the input to be a VOD asset if the Buffer segments field has a value of 11 or more, or is undefined (empty).

HLS from Amazon S3 Yes, as defined in the previous row

We don't recommend Amazon S3 as a source for a live stream.

Yes, as defined in the previous row
Link Yes No
MediaConnect Yes No
MP4 No Yes, with .mp4 file extension only
RTMP Pull Yes Yes
RTMP Push Yes No
RTP Yes No