AWS Elemental MediaPackage
User Guide

Document History for User Guide

The following table describes important changes in each release of the AWS Elemental MediaPackage User Guide after May 2018. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

  • API version: 1.0

  • Latest documentation update: May 17, 2019

Change Description Date

Added video on demand (VOD) topics.

Throughout guide, added topics about working with VOD content: VOD Content Processing, Allowing AWS Elemental MediaPackage to Access Amazon Simple Storage Service, VOD Content Delivery, Delivering VOD Content, VOD Content Metrics, and VOD Content Limits.

May 17, 2019

Added further information about DASH manifest SegmentTemplate format options.

Added the Duration Attribute topic to discuss how to include duration information in SegmentTemplate instead of using SegmentTimeline.

May 10, 2019

Updated time-shifted manifest length limit.

AWS Elemental MediaPackage can now produce time-shifted manifests up to 9 hours.

May 1, 2019

Added information about live and VOD manifests.

Added the Live and VOD Manifest Reference topic that explains when AWS Elemental MediaPackage serves a live or VOD manifest.

April 16, 2019

Added tagging information.

Added Tagging Resources topic to discuss how tagging channels and endpoints works in AWS Elemental MediaPackage.

March 4, 2019

Added information about DASH manifest SegmentTemplate format options.

Added the DASH Manifest Segment Template Format topic to discuss how to change variables in the media URL in the SegmentTemplate object of the DASH manifest.

February 6, 2019

Added DASH manifest treatment information.

Added DASH Manifest Options topic to discuss the ways that you can modify output DASH manifests.

February 6, 2019

Added AWS CloudTrail logging information.

Added Logging AWS Elemental MediaPackage API Calls with AWS CloudTrail topic to discuss using CloudTrail to log actions in the AWS Elemental MediaPackage API.

December 21, 2018

Added information about compact DASH manifests.

Added a Compacted DASH Manifests topic to discuss how compacting DASH output manifests works in AWS Elemental MediaPackage.

December 18, 2018

Updated content retention window limit.

AWS Elemental MediaPackage now retains content for 336 hours (14 days).

November 13, 2018

Added content key encryption to DRM encryption

Added the option to encrypt content keys. Prior to this, AWS Elemental MediaPackage supported clear key delivery only. To use content key encryption, your DRM key provider must support encrypted content keys. If you enable this feature for a key provider that doesn't handle content key encryption, the operation fails.

November 8, 2018

Added input redundancy information.

Added How Input Redundancy Works topic to discuss how AWS Elemental MediaPackage can receive two identical streams for back-up purposes.

August 28, 2018

Added Amazon CloudFront console integration information.

Added sections about working with distributions in CloudFront, including how to create a distribution from the AWS Elemental MediaPackage console.

August 3, 2018

Added information about multi-period DASH.

Added Multi-period DASH in AWS Elemental MediaPackage topic to discuss the purpose and functionality of multiple periods in DASH manifests.

July 18, 2018

Added content delivery network (CDN) information.

Added Working with CDNs topic to discuss how AWS Elemental MediaPackage works with CDNs such as Amazon CloudFront.

May 31, 2018

Added information about creating event notifications

Added the Creating Event Notifications topic that describes how to use Amazon CloudWatch Events and Amazon Simple Notification Service to notify you of new events.

January 22, 2018

Earlier Updates

The following table describes important changes in each release of the AWS Elemental MediaPackage User Guide before May 2018.

Change Description Date
Initial document creation. New document. November 27, 2017
Corrected links and added whitelisting. Corrected links to the AWS Elemental MediaPackage console and AWS Elemental MediaPackage API Reference.

In Working with Endpoints, added reference to access control fields.

December 1, 2017
Added IAM policy information specific to AWS Elemental MediaPackage. In Setting Up AWS Elemental MediaPackage, added instructions for creating non-admin roles with limited permissions. December 13, 2017
Added hard limit information. In Limits in AWS Elemental MediaPackage, added information about limits that can't be changed (hard limits). December 20, 2017
Updated IAM policy information. In Setting Up AWS Elemental MediaPackage, added information about policies specific to AWS Elemental MediaPackage. January 5, 2018
Added Amazon CloudWatch Events information. Added Monitoring AWS Elemental MediaPackage with Amazon CloudWatch Events section about the CloudWatch Events that AWS Elemental MediaPackage supports. February 14, 2018
Added CMAF endpoint information. Added Creating a Common Media Application Format (CMAF) Endpoint section for new output type. April 6, 2018
Updated feature functionality. In Features of AWS Elemental MediaPackage, added feature support for HDR-10. April 30, 2018
Added content delivery network (CDN) information. Added topic Working with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to discuss how AWS Elemental MediaPackage works with CDNs such as Amazon CloudFront. May 31, 2018

Note

  • The AWS Media Services are not designed or intended for use with applications or in situations requiring fail‐safe performance, such as life safety operations, navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, or life support machines in which the unavailability, interruption or failure of the services could lead to death, personal injury, property damage or environmental damage.

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