AWS Elemental MediaPackage
User Guide

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Live Supported Codecs and Input Types

The following sections describe supported input types and codecs for live streaming content.

Supported Input Types

These are the input types that AWS Elemental MediaPackage supports for live content.

MediaPackage Input Type Use Case
HLS Push an HLS stream from an external source or encoder (such as AWS Elemental MediaLive) using the HTTPS protocol.

Additional requirements:

  • Inputs must be over WebDAV and with digest authentication.

  • Media segments must not be encrypted.

  • Streams can contain either muxed video and audio tracks, or unmuxed tracks.

  • The input must contain at least one video track. MediaPackage does not support inputs that contain no video track.

Supported Input Codecs

These are the video, audio, and subtitles codecs that MediaPackage supports for source content streams.

Media Container Video Codecs Audio Codecs Subtitles Format
  • Video: TS

  • Audio: TS, AAC, AC3, or EC3

  • H.264 (AVC)

  • H.265 (HEVC) with HDR-10 support

  • AAC

  • Dolby Digital

  • Dolby Digital Plus

WebVTT

Supported Output Codecs

These are the video, audio, and subtitles codecs that MediaPackage supports when delivering live content.

Endpoint Type Manifest Format Media Container Video Codecs Audio Codecs Subtitles Format
Apple HLS HLS
  • Video: TS

  • Audio: TS or AAC

  • H.264 (AVC)

  • H.265 (HEVC) with HDR-10 support

  • AAC

  • Dolby Digital

  • Dolby Digital Plus

WebVTT
Microsoft Smooth MSS MP4
  • H.264 (AVC)

  • H.265 (HEVC) with HDR-10 support

  • AAC

  • Dolby Digital

  • Dolby Digital Plus

DFXP
DASH-ISO MPEG-DASH MP4
  • H.264 (AVC)

  • H.265 (HEVC) with HDR-10 support

  • AAC

  • Dolby Digital

  • Dolby Digital Plus

EBU-TT
CMAF HLS CMAF
  • H.264 (AVC)

  • H.265 (HEVC) with HDR-10 support

  • AAC

  • Dolby Digital

  • Dolby Digital Plus

WebVTT