AWS Elemental MediaLive
User Guide

RTP Push

  • Make sure that the source is a streaming source, not a file source. A push input works only with a streaming source.

  • Make sure that the upstream system is set up to send over RTP, not UDP. The UDP protocol is not supported as an input into MediaLive.

  • MediaLive requires redundant sources, so the upstream system must provide two video streams. For optimized redundancy, MediaLive runs each source on different encoder pipelines in different Availability Zones. You don't have to set up these Availability Zones because MediaLive does it for you.

  • Make sure that the two streams are identical in terms of resolution and bitrate.

  • Keep in mind that the upstream system must be pushing the video source to the input before you start the channel. All push inputs are live inputs, and a live input must be already pushing even if it is not the first input in the channel.

  • From the upstream system, obtain the IP addresses that the two streams will push from and make a note of them. You will need this information to set up the required input security groups for the MediaLive inputs that you will create.