Step 4: Upload files for transcoding - MediaConvert
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Step 4: Upload files for transcoding

AWS Elemental MediaConvert can take in your input files from Amazon S3 or from a server through HTTP or HTTPS. To provide your files from Amazon S3, upload them to your S3 bucket.

To upload files to an S3 bucket
  1. In the Buckets pane, choose the name of your input bucket.

  2. Choose Upload.

  3. In the Upload dialog box, choose Add files, and then upload a media file that you want to transcode.

  4. Choose Upload.


For information about supported input files, see Supported input codecs and containers.

HTTP input requirements

When your input file source is HTTP(S), you specify the URL rather than an Amazon S3 path. Requirements for using HTTP(S) for input are as follows:

  • All input files must be publicly readable.

  • The HTTP(S) server must not require authentication.

  • The HTTP(S) server must accept both HEAD and range GET requests.

  • The URL that you specify can't include parameters.

If your HTTP(S) input uses redirection, it must follow these restrictions:

  • You can redirect only once from the URL that you provide as your input. You can't redirect to a URL that, in turn, contains a redirect.

  • The HTTP(S) status response code from the initial server must be either 301 or 302.

  • The HTTP(S) response from the initial server must use its Location headers to provide the URL that it's redirecting MediaConvert to.