AWS Elemental has announced its MediaLive video processing service is now able to deal with live channels that have inputs with matching embedded timecodes and produce synchronised video segments for HLS and Smooth Streaming outputs.
Used in conjunction with the input redundancy feature in AWS Elemental MediaPackage, the new functionality allows a live channel to failover across the two channel pipelines provided by MediaLive and the redundant inputs used by a MediaPackage channel.
According to AWS, the result is a highly available, multi-AZ, live channel from a single endpoint, offering a better-quality viewing experience.
The company says if the input to MediaLive does not have valid timecode, the live channel still has redundant encoding pipelines and can still use redundant inputs into MediaPackage. The channel remains highly available but without the failover.