Stopping Activity in the Multiplex - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Stopping Activity in the Multiplex

You can stop a multiplex or a channel.

Stopping a Multiplex

Typically, after your multiplex is in a production environment, you stop the multiplex only to delete it. You don't need to stop the multiplex to modify it, except to modify the Maximum Video Buffer Delay field.

When you stop a multiplex, the channels continue to run, although their outputs are not with an MPTS, so the outputs don't go to their destinations.

When you stop a multiplex, you stop accruing charges for the multiplex. But you still accrue charges for the channels in the multiplex, unless you also stop those channels.

To stop a multiplex

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes, and then choose the multiplex that you want to stop.

  3. On the Details pane, choose Multiplex actions, and then choose Stop multiplex. If there are programs and those programs have running channels, then the channels continue to run, although their outputs don't go to their destinations.

Stopping a Channel in a Multiplex

You must stop a channel to change its configuration or to delete it.

When you stop a channel, the multiplex continues to run. MediaLive modifies the PMT to remove the PAT for the associated program.

When you stop a channel, you stop accruing charges for the channel. But you still accrue charges for the multiplex, unless you also stop the multiplex. You should review the charges for a running multiplex; you might consider that there is not a lot of gain in stopping the multiplex.

To stop a channel

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Multiplexes, and then choose the program for the channel.

  3. On the Programs pane, choose the program or programs, choose Multiplex actions, and then choose Stop channel.

You can also stop a channel in the multiplex in the same way as you stop a regular channel. For more information, see Starting, Stopping, and Pausing an AWS Elemental MediaLive Channel.