Fields for the output destination - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Fields for the output destination

The following fields configure the location and names of the RTMP output files (the destination).

  • OutputRTMP destination sections

To specify the destination for the output

  1. Design the destination URL. See About the path for the output destinations for information on the syntax of the URL.

  2. Enter the different portions of the destination in the appropriate fields.

    Portion of the destination URL Field
    protocol, path, port, application name The two URL fields in the RTMP destination section. (Note that these fields are on the Output page, not the Output group page.)

    Specify two destinations when the channel is set up as a standard channel, or one destination when it is set up as a single-pipeline channel.

    See the next step for information about credentials.

    For example:

    rtmp://203.0.113.28:80/live
    stream name The two Stream name fields in the RTMP outputs section.

    For example:

    MyStream
  3. Complete the Credentials section, if the server requires that you authenticate with a user name and password. Make sure that you have obtained the user name and password from the RTMP server. For the password, enter the name of the password stored on the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. Don't enter the password itself. For more information, see Requirements for AWS Systems Manager—Creating Password Parameters in Parameter Store .

    Note that these credentials relate to user authentication, not to the protocol. User authentication is about whether the RTMP server will accept your request. The protocol is about whether the request is sent over a secure connection.

About the path for the output destinations

The location for an RTMP output follows this syntax:

protocol path port application_name application_instance

For example:

rtmp://203.0.113.28:1935/live/MyStream

The following table maps each portion in the example to the portion in the syntax.

Portion of the destination URL Example Comment
protocol rtmp:// The protocol is always rtmp:// or rtmps://
path 203.0.113.28 The IP address or host/domain that you obtained from the downstream system.
port :80

The port number that you obtained from the downstream system.

Include the colon before the port number.

application name /live Start the application name with a slash but don't terminate it with a slash.
delimiter before the stream name / MediaLive automatically inserts this delimiter.
stream name MyStream The stream name is also known as the application instance or stream key.

The name could be random characters such as 03a38f838e0a