AWS Webcast - On-Demand Video Streaming using Amazon CloudFront

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Learn about how you can use Amazon CloudFront to deliver on-demand video over HTTP to various devices in a scalable manner using HLS and Smooth Streaming delivery protocols. During the webinar, we will walk through the steps needed to create a production quality video streaming stack and the choices you have in the AWS platform to help you address these by leveraging the power of the cloud.

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AWS Webcast - On-Demand Video Streaming using Amazon CloudFront

  1. 1. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. On-Demand Adaptive Bit-Rate Streaming using Amazon Web Services Nihar Bihani Senior Product Manager, Amazon CloudFront
  2. 2. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Agenda Components of a Media Streaming Stack Using AWS to Create a Streaming Stack Demo: HLS & Smooth Streaming using Amazon CloudFront
  3. 3. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Agenda Components of a Media Streaming Stack Using AWS to Create a Streaming Stack Demo: HLS & Smooth Streaming using Amazon CloudFront
  4. 4. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Ingest Media into the Cloud Media companies traditionally have on-premise storage Tiered storage Content owners cannot keep up with scale – being forced to look to outside storage solutions Need fast, inexpensive ways to move content into the cloud 4
  5. 5. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Storage & Archival Scalability for content expansion Durability and media critical performance Policy based archival solution Compatibility with media solutions
  6. 6. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Transcoding / Transmuxing Convert input files to multiple formats • Multiple bit rates • Multiple screen sizes • Various Codecs Prepare transcoded files for HTTP delivery (aka transmuxing) • File level segmenting • Virtual segmenting
  7. 7. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Audio and Video Codecs Codec = “COmpressor”+”DECompressor” Saves storage space and transmission bandwidth - Tradeoff is additional compute required Lossy vs. lossless: depends on the task Audio Video Capture/ Editing • PCM (raw) • MJPEG • MPEG-2 • AVCHD/AVC-Intra • HDCAM HD • Raw Data recording • Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), • Avid DNxHD • Sony’s DVCAM and XDCAM • DVCPro • RED .r3d camera files Distribution • AAC, HE-AAC (a.k.a. MPEG2 Part 3, MPEG4 Part 3, ISO/IEC 13818-3, ISO/IEC 14496-3) • MP3 (a.k.a. MPEG1 Layer 3 Audio, MPEG1) • Older but still extremely widely used audio codec. Supported everywhere and by most every device in existence • Vorbis (open source) • H.264 (the current distribution format standard) • Blu-ray, Internet VOD, HD live video broadcasting, etc. • WMV (Windows Media Video) • Flash Video (Sorenson H.263 for Flash) • VP8 (On2)
  8. 8. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Media File Containers MP4 • MPEG4 system container, used by Quicktime and Adobe Flash. This container is quite versatile and has excellent support almost everywhere (from phones to computers). • Extensions: mp4, mov, m4v, m4a, m4b, m4p, f4v, 3gp, 3g2 • Synonyms: MPEG4 Part 14, ISO/IEC 14496-14 WebM / Matroska • A versatile container similar in concept to the MPEG4 system container. WebM uses a subset of Matroska to create a container optimized for web media and HTML5. Adobe has also recently announced plans to support WebM in the Flash player. • Extensions: webm, mkv ASF • Microsoft’s Advanced Streaming Format • Extensions: asf, wmv, wma AVI • Microsoft's generic container format. This can generally store anything and everything. It has excellent support on most computers. • Extensions: avi FLV • Adobe Flash media container which is useful for storing legacy Flash content and for low-latency live streaming. Adobe's newer format is F4V, a subset of the MPEG4 system container. • Extensions: flv
  9. 9. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Media Delivery Protocols Progressive Download (YouTube) Traditional streaming formats (RTSP, RTMP, etc.) “Pseudo-streaming“ • HTTP based, requires player logic and server suport • Typically uses byte-range requests and/or query strings Radio Streaming (Shoutcast, Icecast, etc.) • Don’t work well with CDNs – require a persistent connection Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) - HTTP Streaming • Microsoft Smooth Steaming - Xbox, Windows Phone, Silverlight, etc. • Microsoft maintained/supported AMI available • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) – iOS devices • Segmenters for live and VOD only run on iOS • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) - Flash • Adobe maintained/supported AMI available • MPEG DASH • Future industry standard Good article: http://www.longtailvideo.com/blog/19578/what-is-video-streaming
  10. 10. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Stream Generation Pre-encoded files directly from storage medium • Suitable for popular content • Less moving parts Streaming servers for real-time transcoding/ transmuxing • Turnkey solution • Transcode / transmux only as needed • Fewer files to manage • Vendor specific value added services
  11. 11. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Media Players and Devices – “Clients” Desktop/Laptop Smartphone/Tablet Living Room
  12. 12. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Content Security Summary by Streaming Type Authentication PlayerVerification Network Encryption Content Encryption DRM RTMP Streaming Token SWF Verification RTMPE, RTMPS, RTMPTE see DRM Adobe Access HTTP Dynamic Streaming Token SWF Verification SSL see DRM Adobe Access & PHDS HTTP Live Streaming none none SSL AES-128 Multiple available Smooth Streaming Token unknown SSL see DRM PlayReady, etc. RTSP/RTP Token unknown SRTP unknown unknown MPEG2-TS Over RTP only unknown Conditional Access AES-128 unknown Legend Supported Partial Support Not Supported
  13. 13. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Agenda Components of a Media Streaming Stack Using AWS to Create a Streaming Stack Demo: HLS & Smooth Streaming using Amazon CloudFront
  14. 14. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using AWS to Implement Media Streaming • Native Infrastructure services (Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon EC2) • Partner solutions in AWS Marketplace Well Formed Ecosystem • Pay-as-you-go pricing model • Capacity when you need it • Global footprint Cost Effective Scaling • MPAA Security Best Practices Media Specific Capabilities
  15. 15. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon S3 Images Videos Files Binaries Snapshots Internet scale storage via API AWS Storage Gateway S3, Glacier Integrates on-premises IT and AWS storage Amazon Glacier Images Videos Files Binaries Snapshots Storage for archiving and backup Storing and Managing Your Media Assets on AWS
  16. 16. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon S3 Mezzanine File Amazon Elastic Transcoder Encode To Take Advantage of Commonality Among Devices • Faster onboarding of content • Reduced storage costs • Less content management overhead • Lowest number of encodes that span maximum number of devices • H.264 video, AAC audio • Low quality, high quality and 720p HD compression
  17. 17. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Delivering Video Using Amazon CloudFront All HTTP-based streaming protocols (HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH) supported Video streaming-specific caching optimizations Scalable to handle popular content Global reach (50+ edge locations) Native streaming support for Smooth Streaming & HLS Joint solutions with streaming media ISVs Granular customer access logs
  18. 18. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Smooth Streaming Using Amazon CloudFront Smooth Streaming is the latest addition to the set of video streaming technologies that CloudFront supports. Content is encoded at multiple bit rates and stored in Amazon S3, one MP4 file per bit rate. CloudFront will recognize and respond to the specially formatted URLs which comprise a Smooth Streaming request. You don't need to run a streaming server! More Info: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2014/02/amazon-cloudfront-now-supports-microsoft-smooth-streaming.html
  19. 19. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Agenda Components of a Media Streaming Stack Using AWS to Create a Streaming Stack Demo: HLS & Smooth Streaming using Amazon CloudFront
  20. 20. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Demo Setup Architecture HLS Segments S3 Bucket Smooth Streaming S3 Bucket Mezzanine File S3 Bucket Mezzanine File Amazon Elastic Transcoder Smooth Format File Amazon CloudFront
  21. 21. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Demo
  22. 22. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  23. 23. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  24. 24. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  25. 25. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  26. 26. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  27. 27. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  28. 28. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  29. 29. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  30. 30. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  31. 31. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  32. 32. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  33. 33. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Uploading Video File to Amazon S3
  34. 34. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  35. 35. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  36. 36. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  37. 37. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  38. 38. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  39. 39. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  40. 40. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  41. 41. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  42. 42. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  43. 43. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  44. 44. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  45. 45. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  46. 46. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  47. 47. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  48. 48. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  49. 49. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  50. 50. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  51. 51. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  52. 52. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon Elastic Transcoder to Create HLS Segments
  53. 53. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  54. 54. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  55. 55. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  56. 56. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  57. 57. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  58. 58. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  59. 59. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  60. 60. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  61. 61. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  62. 62. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  63. 63. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  64. 64. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery
  65. 65. © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Using Amazon CloudFront for Global Delivery •http://d3ak3zw7f80z4a.cloudfront.net/nasa_msl_launch/master.m3u8 • http://tinyurl.com/webinar-hls HLS Multi-bitrate URL •http://d3ak3zw7f80z4a.cloudfront.net/nasa_multibit/nasa_msl_launch.ism/Manifest • http://tinyurl.com/webinar-smooth (works on platforms with Silverlight support) Smooth Streaming Multi-bitrate URL

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