Configuring Amazon Elemental

In This Guide

Brightspot provides the following components from Amazon Elemental: MediaConvert, MediaLive, and MediaTailor. You can configure all three components, or only those components you use.

Configuring the Amazon Elemental region

If you manage your own Amazon Elemental account, you may need to configure the AWS region in Brightspot.

To configure the Amazon Elemental region:

  1. Click menu> Admin > Sites & Settings > Sites > Global. The Edit Global widget appears.
  2. Under Integrations, expand AWS Elemental.
  3. In the Region field, enter the region to use when making requests to AWS Elemental (or leave blank to use the region in your Brightspot server's configuration).
  4. Click Save.

Configuring MediaConvert

Brightspot integrates with Amazon’s MediaConvert service to provide video conversion to a wide variety of resolutions, bit rates, file formats, refresh rates, and other settings.

To configure Elemental MediaConvert:

  1. Configure the Amazon Elemental region as described above.
  2. In the Edit Global widget, under Integrations, expand AWS Elemental MediaConvert.
  3. Toggle on Enable MediaConvert Service.
  4. In the MediaConvert Role ARN and MediaConvert SQS Queue Name fields, enter the corresponding values from your AWS console.
  5. In the MediaConvert Sync Button Delay (Minutes) field, enter the number of minutes after which Brightspot displays a button in the content edit form to check if a conversion is complete.
  6. Click Save.

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Configuring MediaLive

Brightspot integrates with Amazon's MediaLive service to deliver live video streams.

To configure Elemental MediaLive:

  1. Configure the AWS Elemental region as described above.
  2. If you want to activate MediaLive, toggle on Enable Media Live Service.
  3. In the Media Live Role ARN field, enter the corresponding value from your AWS console.
  4. Click Save.

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Configuring MediaTailor

Brightspot integrates with Amazon’s MediaTailor service to deliver personalized ads during a video’s playback.

To configure Elemental MediaTailor:

  1. Configure the AWS Elemental region as described above.
  2. In the Edit Global widget, under Integrations, expand AWS Elemental MediaTailor.
  3. Toggle on Enable MediaTailor Service.
  4. Click Save.

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Configuring a live stream

You can use Brightspot to stream a live event using Amazon's MediaLive service. This section describes how to configure an individual live stream.

To configure a live stream:

  1. Obtain the feed information from the live-stream producer. This information typically includes an Amazon Resource Name (ARN), security group ID, and permitted rules.
  2. Configure the AWS Elemental region as settings as described in Configuring the Amazon Elemental region.
  3. Configure MediaLive as described in Configuring MediaLive.
  4. In the header, click add.
  5. Under Create, select Live Video , and then click New. The content edit page appears.
  6. In the Internal Name field, enter an identifying name.
  7. From Provider, select AWS Elemental. A form appears.
  8. From the Channel list, select Create New. A New Live Channel content edit page appears.
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    New live stream channel form
  9. In the Name field, enter an identifying name.
  10. From the Input list, select the protocol you determined in step 1. A form appears.
  11. From the Input Security Group field, enter the information you determined in step 1.
  12. Under Live Output, enter settings for transmitting the live feed.
  13. Under VOD, enter settings for saving the live stream for later playback.
  14. If you want to share this setting with your other sites, in the Sites widget, do the following:

    1. From the Owner list, select None.
    2. From the Access list, select All Others.
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      Sites widget
  15. Click Save.
  16. Click Back. You return to the New Live Video content edit page.
  17. Complete the rest of the form.
  18. Complete your site's workflow.

When the live stream starts, you can record it for playback at a later time.

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