Starting, stopping, and pausing an AWS Elemental MediaLive channel - AWS Elemental MediaLive

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 How pause and unpause actions work.

For information about charges for a channel, see Pricing. There are different charges depending on the state of the channel:

  • Charges when the channel is running

  • Charges when the channel is idle

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 the pipeline or pipelines)

  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.