AWS Elemental MediaLive
User Guide

Input Switching in AWS Elemental MediaLive

You can set up an AWS Elemental MediaLive channel to ingest multiple sequential inputs, rather than setting it up to ingest only one input. Here are the main steps:

  • You create multiple inputs.

  • You create a channel and associate those inputs by setting them up as input attachments.

  • You create actions in the schedule that specify when to switch from one input to another.

  • You start the channel. MediaLive immediately looks at the schedule to determine the first input to ingest. It then follows the schedule throughout the running of the channel and switches inputs as required.

Note

It is not enough to just add multiple inputs to the channel. You must create actions in the schedule that specify when to switch from one input to another. Even if you want the inputs to follow each other, you must create actions in the schedule. Otherwise, the MediaLive channel ingests only the first input.