Creating a multiplex and program - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Creating a multiplex and program

A MediaLive multiplex provides configuration information for an MPTS, including the bitrate of the entire MPTS.

You can create a multiplex from scratch, or you can clone an existing multiplex. Cloning a multiplex is similar to cloning a channel—the values in most of the fields are copied to the new multiplex.

You can create a program inside a multiplex. You can't create a program without attaching it to a multiplex.

To create a multiplex

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes.

  3. On the Multiplexes page, choose Create.

  4. Complete the fields on the Create multiplex page.

  5. Choose Create.

    The multiplex is added to the Multiplexes page. After the status of the multiplex changes to IDLE, your next step is to add programs to the multiplex. For more information, see later in this section.

To create a multiplex by cloning

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes, and then choose the multiplex that you want to clone.

  3. On the Details pane, choose Multiplex actions, and then choose Clone.

To create a program

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes, and then choose the multiplex where you want to add the program.

  3. On the Details pane, choose the Programs tab.

  4. Choose Create program.

  5. Complete the fields on the Create program page.

  6. Choose Create.

    The Program details pane appears for this program. Note that the channel state always specifies CHANNEL MISSING.

  7. Either now or later, you must create a channel for this program:

    • You can choose Create channel to immediately add a channel to this program.

    • You can add a channel later, in the same way that you create a channel that isn't part of a multiplex.

The channel attached to a program is a regular channel in which the output group is always a multiplex output group.

For information about special steps for completing the fields in a channel in a multiplex, see Step 5: Create the channels.