Supported containers and downstream systems - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Supported containers and downstream systems

The following table lists the output formats and protocols that MediaLive supports.

MediaLive output type (output group) Use case Downstream system and supported protocol Live output supported VOD output supported
Archive Send transport stream (TS) files to an Amazon S3 bucket. See Amazon S3 Bucket Names, after this table. Amazon S3, over a custom protocol No Yes. A channel can contain only one archive output group.
Frame Capture Send a series of JPEG files to an Amazon S3 bucket. See Amazon S3 Bucket Names, after this table. Amazon S3, over a custom protocol No Yes. A channel can contain a maximum of three frame capture output groups.
HLS with a standard container or an fMP4 container Send an HLS stream to a server that supports HTTP PUT or WebDav. HTTP server Yes Yes, when the output group is set up for VOD mode
HLS with a standard container or an fMP4 container Send an HLS stream to a server that supports HTTPS PUT or WebDav. HTTPS server Yes Yes, when the output group is set up for VOD mode
HLS with a standard container or an fMP4 container Send an HLS stream to an Akamai CDN. Akamai CDN, over HTTP or HTTPS Yes No
HLS with a standard container only Send an HLS stream to a MediaPackage channel using the HTTPS protocol. AWS Elemental MediaPackage, over HTTPS Yes No
HLS with a standard container or an fMP4 container Send an HLS stream to a container on MediaStore. AWS Elemental MediaStore, with a custom protocol Yes Yes, when the output group is set up for VOD mode
MediaPackage Send an HLS stream to a MediaPackage channel. AWS Elemental MediaPackage over an HTTPS WebDav Yes No
Microsoft Smooth Send a stream to an origin server or CDN that supports Microsoft Smooth Streaming. A supported CDN, over HTTP or HTTPS Yes No
Multiplex Create a transport stream (TS) that is part of a MediaLive multiplex. Yes No
RTMP Send a stream to a server that supports the RTMP protocol. RTMP server Yes No
RTMPS Send a stream to a server that supports the RTMPS protocol. RTMPS server Yes No
UDP Send a transport stream (TS) to a server that supports UDP. UDP server Yes No

Amazon S3 bucket names

With MediaLive, the bucket name can't use dot notation. For example, mycompany-videos is valid, but mycompany.videos isn't.