Fields for the output destination - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Fields for the output destination

The following fields configure the destination of each Microsoft Smooth output.

  • Output groupMicrosoft Smooth group destination section

  • Output group – Event configuration – Event ID mode

  • Output group – Event configuration – Event ID

  • Microsoft Smooth settings section – General configuration section:

    • Connection retry interval

    • Num retries

    • Filecache duration

    • Restart delay

    • Certificate mode

Complete the fields on the console

The full path for each output in a Microsoft Smooth output group consists of the following:

URL eventID streamInformation

  • The URL and event ID are know as the publishing points. For example:

    https://203.0.113.18/sports/Events(1585232182)

  • MediaLive generates the event ID using information that you provide. For more information, expand Event Configuration on the console, and choose the Info link next to each field.

  • MediaLive generates the stream ID. It assigns a unique number to the stream, starting from 0. For example: /Streams(stream0).

    You will be able to see the stream information when you look at the MediaLive logs for the output.

To specify the path and connection to the downstream system

  1. When you discussed your requirements with the operator of the Microsoft Smooth downstream system, you should have obtained the following information:

    • The URL for the destination or destinations. For example:

      https://203.0.113.55/sports/curling

      https://203.0.113.82/sports/curling

    • The user name and password to access the Microsoft IIS server, if the server requires authenticated requests.

    • The settings for connection fields, if the downstream system has special requirements.

  2. Complete the URL fields in the Microsoft Smooth group destinations section. Specify two destinations if the channel is set up as a standard channel, or one destination if it is set up as a single-pipeline channel. Don't worry about the event ID. You will specify that in another field.

  3. Complete the Credentials section, if the downstream system provided you with a user name and password. 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 .

  4. If you obtained values to configure the connection, enter those values in the General configuration section on the Microsoft Smooth group page.

  5. Set up the event ID in the following fields:

    Output group settings – Event configuration – Event ID Mode

    Output group settings – Event configuration – Event ID

    You can set up the event ID in three ways:

    • With an event ID that you specify – Set Event ID mode to USE_CONFIGURED. Then specify the ID. For example, curling. The event ID will look like this: /Events(curling)

    • With a timestamp – Set Event ID mode to USE_TIMESTAMP. MediaLive generates a Unix timecode based on the time that you start the channel. The event ID will look like this: /Events(1585232182)

    • With no event ID – set Event ID mode to NO_EVENT_ID. We strongly recommend that you don't use this method.