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AWS MediaPackage adds support for just-in-time packaging for VoD

Previously available for live channels

AWS Elemental’s MediaPackage is now able to package, encrypt and originate video-on-demand content.

The solution is already available for live channels but can now also package file-based video and live video to multiple distribution formats and protect content with multiple digital rights management (DRM) standards.

According to AWS, an adaptive bitrate (ABR) video asset, stored in a single format, can be ingested into a MediaPackage VoD packaging group. All VoD assets in a packaging group are then available for playback on a range of devices, with different combinations of distribution protocol, bitrate ladder, and DRM encryption defined by the VoD packaging configurations that are applied to the packaging group.

This means a single ABR video asset can be viewed on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. Users are also able to update configurations to extend the range of supported devices without having to transcode video again.

AWS said MediaPackage reduces workflow complexity, increases origin resiliency, and better protects multiscreen content without the risk of under or over-provisioning infrastructure.