AWS Elemental MediaLive
User Guide

Starting, Stopping, and Pausing an AWS Elemental MediaLive Channel

After you create a channel, you can start it. The channel never starts automatically except when it is already running and attempts to recover from a failure.

You can stop a running channel at any time.

You can also pause one or both the pipelines in a channel by adding a Pause action to the schedule for the channel. For more information, see Types of Schedule Actions for Pause.

For information about charges when a channel is running, see Pricing.

To start a channel

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Channels, and then on the Channels page, choose the channel that you want to start.

  3. Choose Start. The channel state changes to one of the following:

    • Starting

    • Running (encoding on both destinations)

  4. Choose the channel name. The details for the channel appear.

To stop a channel

  1. Open the MediaLive console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/medialive/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Channels, and then on the Channels page, choose the channel that you want to stop.

  3. Choose Stop.