Media Services

Get an overview of the various media services available on AWS and how they all fit together.

The AWS Media Services consist of:

  1. Amazon Elastic Transcoder
  2. Kinesis Video Streams
  3. MediaTailor
  4. MediaLive
  5. MediaPackage
  6. MediaConvert
  7. MediaTranscoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder re-codes a particular media format to suit other media formats. Suppose you record a video in one format; the elastic transcoder re-codes the existing file for any other types of media formats that have been chosen by the user.

Kinesis Video Streams

Kinesis Video Streams make it easy to securely stream video from connected devices to AWS for analytics, machine learning (ML), playback, and other processing.


MediaTailor provides the ability to insert individually targeted advertising into their video streams without sacrificing broadcasting quality.


MediaLive is a live video processing service that enables the creation of high-quality video streams that can be broadcasted to TVs and Internet-connected devices.


MediaPackage packages and protects your video and distributes your content to a wide range of video playback devices.


MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features. It allows you to easily create video-on-demand (VOD) content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery.


MediaTranscoder is used to convert (or “transcode”) media files from their source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

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