Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is media transcoding in the cloud. It is designed to be a highly scalable, easy to use and a cost effective way for developers and businesses to convert (or “transcode”) media files from their source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs.

In practice, transcoding describes an expensive operation that runs externally (such as converting video from one format to another).

Cloud CMS features out-of-the-box integration with Amazon Elastic Transcoder. This includes:

  • An AWS Elastic Transcoder action that can be triggered from a rule or a workflow.
  • An AWS Elastic Transcoder feature that be applied to a content type or a content instance to endow transcoding capabilities too one or more properties.

In either case, the AWS Elastic Transcoder services is triggered with one of the following:

  • A binary payload from your content instance
  • A URL to a binary payload (external)

The transcoder operates against this binary payload and the result is a new binary file. The URL to the binary file populated onto your content instance.

For more information, check out AWS Transcode