Live content quotas - AWS Elemental MediaPackage

Live content quotas

This section describes the quotas for live content in AWS Elemental MediaPackage. For information about requesting an increase to soft quotas, see AWS service quotas. Hard quotas can't be changed.

Live soft quotas

The following table describes quotas in AWS Elemental MediaPackage for live content that can be increased. For information about changing quotas, see AWS Service Quotas.

For some customers, your account quota might be below these published quotas. If you believe that you encountered a Resource limit exceeded error wrongfully, use the Service Quotas console to request quota increases.

Resource Default quota
Maximum Channels 30

Increasing your channel quota doesn't always mean that you also need to increase your endpoints. For example, if you need 34 channels and want to serve HLS, HLS encrypted, and DASH content from each channel, you need only 3 endpoints for each channel (one for each output type). The default endpoint quota is 10 so, although you do need a channel quota increase, you don't need to increase your endpoint quota. You won't exceed the quota of 10 endpoints per channel.

Maximum Endpoints per Channel 10

This is a per channel quota. Each endpoint represents the output package that you use. If one channel serves HLS, HLS encrypted, DASH, DASH encrypted, Microsoft Smooth, and Microsoft Smooth encrypted content, then that channel has 6 endpoints and falls within the 10 endpoints quota. If you have 10 channels set up this same way, then you still haven't exceeded the quota because each channel uses only 6 endpoints.

Maximum Concurrent Harvest Jobs 10
Maximum Live Manifest Length 5 minutes

Live hard quotas

The following table describes quotas in AWS Elemental MediaPackage for live content that can't be increased.

Resource or operation Quota
Ingest streams per Channel 20 streams per channel
Maximum Content Age for Time-shifted Viewing 336 hours (14 days)
Maximum Time-shifted Manifest Length

24 hours for all supported output formats

Maximum Live-to-VOD Manifest Length

24 hours for all supported output formats

Request Rates per Channel Input: 50 requests per second
Request Rates per Endpoint
  • Media segments output: 300 requests per second

  • Manifests output: 5000 requests per second


The per Endpoint origination request rate quotas are indicative only and based on typical traffic patterns when using a properly configured CDN. The request rate quotas are applicable for live events, linear channels, and time-shifted viewing. The request rate quotas may be lower under certain conditions like misconfigured CDNs or players generating abnormal levels of origin requests with unique HTTP headers values, or unique query strings values appended to the playback URLs.

REST API Requests
  • Steady state: 5 requests per second

  • Bursting: 50 requests per second

Tracks per Ingest Stream


The maximum number of tracks (audio, video, subtitle, etc.) per stream that you can ingest.