AWS Elemental MediaConvert 支援 AV1

在「2020/03/17 - AWS Elemental MediaConvert - 11 updated api methods」這邊看到的:

AWS Elemental MediaConvert SDK has added support for: AV1 encoding in File Group MP4, DASH and CMAF DASH outputs; PCM/WAV audio output in MPEG2-TS containers; and Opus audio in Webm inputs.

翻了一下同個站台的總表「AWS Elemental MediaConvert」這頁,看起來是第一次支援 AV1 輸出,這對於很在意頻寬的應用方便不少,另外翻了一下 Can I Use 這邊的資料「AV1 video format」,看起來也已經有不少環境可以用 AV1 了 (又看到 Safari,真不愧是 2020 年的 IE6):

另外可以參考「Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android」這篇,Netflix 在今年稍早的時候也決定在 Android 平台上採用 AV1。

AWS Elemental MediaConvert 支援 MP3 輸出了

AWS Elemental MediaConvert 宣佈支援 MP3 輸出的格式了:「MP3 Audio Output Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert」。

找了維基百科上的 MP3 資料來看,歐盟是 2012 年就全面過期,而美國是 2017 年:

The basic MP3 decoding and encoding technology is patent-free in the European Union, all patents having expired there by 2012 at the latest. In the United States, the technology became substantially patent-free on 16 April 2017 (see below). MP3 patents expired in the US between 2007 and 2017.

會拖到 2020 年的現在才支援 MP3 不知道是什麼原因。一種可能 AWS 家的法務發現是還有其他地區沒列出來?另外一種可能是,如果考慮到 MediaConvert 的產品特性是以影音為主,所以 AAC 用的比較多,而發展 MP3 相關功能的動力不夠...

AWS Media Services 推出一卡車與影音相關的服務...

AWS 推出了一連串 AWS Elemental MediaOOXX 一連串影音相關的服務:「AWS Media Services – Process, Store, and Monetize Cloud-Based Video」。

但不是所有的服務都是相同的區域... 公告分別在:

不過這邊還是引用 Jeff Barr 文章裡的說明,可以看到從很源頭的 transencoding 到 DRM,以及 Live 格式,到後續的檔案儲存及後製 (像是上廣告) 都有:

AWS Elemental MediaConvert – File-based transcoding for OTT, broadcast, or archiving, with support for a long list of formats and codecs. Features include multi-channel audio, graphic overlays, closed captioning, and several DRM options.

AWS Elemental MediaLive – Live encoding to deliver video streams in real time to both televisions and multiscreen devices. Allows you to deploy highly reliable live channels in minutes, with full control over encoding parameters. It supports ad insertion, multi-channel audio, graphic overlays, and closed captioning.

AWS Elemental MediaPackage – Video origination and just-in-time packaging. Starting from a single input, produces output for multiple devices representing a long list of current and legacy formats. Supports multiple monetization models, time-shifted live streaming, ad insertion, DRM, and blackout management.

AWS Elemental MediaStore – Media-optimized storage that enables high performance and low latency applications such as live streaming, while taking advantage of the scale and durability of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

AWS Elemental MediaTailor – Monetization service that supports ad serving and server-side ad insertion, a broad range of devices, transcoding, and accurate reporting of server-side and client-side ad insertion.

引個前同事的 tweet,先不說 Amazon SWF 的情況 (畢竟 Amazon SWF 還可以找到其他用途),倒是 Amazon Elastic Transcoder 很明顯要被淘汰掉了:

這種整個大包的東西是 AWS re:Invent 才有的能量,平常比較少看到...