What can I do—S3 is just not working for me?

You’ve read all the help articles, you’ve done your homework, and S3 is still giving you grief? In many cases, we’ve found that one simple check will help. Perhaps your source or destination URL looks like this:   http://[your_accesskey_code]:[your_secretkey_code]@CLIVETHEGOAT.s3.amazonaws.com/path   We have to remember that Amazon AWS does not recognize capital letters of bucket names (the Read more

Sending output to Amazon S3

To deliver your output video files to a bucket on your Amazon S3 account, follow these steps below. Although there are many steps, it’s quite easy!   NOTE: Before downloading, it’s important that you’ve done some basic setup on your Amazon S3 account.   On the right side of the same page (on which you Read more

Setup for Amazon S3

To process Amazon S3 files, you need to perform some basic setup by creating at least one Amazon file bucket. You’ll also need to create security keys. Read the sections below to learn how to perform both of these important tasks.   Creating a Bucket / Region To upload/download videos to and from Amazon S3, Read more

Optimized S3 Transport

We have implemented a new multithreaded transfer protocol that greatly accelerates transmit time out of Amazon S3’s storage location.  On average we are seeing a 4-5X speed improvement  with peak up to 10x faster than our legacy protocol.  If your source media is stored on Amazon S3, you can activate multithread download by adding ?multithread Read more

Information on CloudFront Streaming for AWS

Setting up for streaming from CloudFront with Encoding.com is easy. Once you've enabled your clips for access by authenticated users or public use, follow these steps in the AWS console under CloudFront: 1 – Create a new Distribution. Set the delivery method to 'Download' – Selecting 'streaming' will not work for this workflow  2 – Read more

How can I use canonical IDs with Encoding.com’s platform?

Want to use S3 as a source location for your material, but you don't want to hand out secret or access keys? Give this a try! Use your canonical ID at the end of the URL string to pass the ownership from Encoding.com to yourself. Alternately, give your source location access via Encoding.com's canonical ID Read more

Information on Amazon bucket policies

Yes! Give this a try if you're wanting to incorporate amazon buckets into your integration method.   This policy will allow CloudFront to gain access to private content.  {  “Version”:”2008-10-17″,  “Id”:”PolicyForCloudFrontPrivateContent”,  “Statement”:[{  “Sid”:” Grant CloudFront Origin Identity access to private content”,  “Effect”:”Allow”,  “Principal”:{  “AWS”:”arn:aws:iam::cloudfront:user/CloudFront Origin Access Identity PRIVATE” // This is the origin ID specific Read more

Can Encoding.com integrate with Amazon Web Services?

Encoding.com offers proven S3 video integration solutions. Amazon Web Services (AWS) comprises a series of remote computing/web services that make your life easier. Infinitely scalable and use AWS with Encoding.com to create a workflow with storage locations and services accessed via HTTP. Use Encoding.com for all of your cloudfront streaming needs. Amazon’s S3 Interface can Read more

How can I use a Amazon S3 file as a source?

Using Amazon S3 is a snap. Follow these directions to get you started 1) Manually set the Amazon S3 object to have READ permission for the AWS user fastencoding: 1a85ad8fea02b4d948b962948f69972a72da6bed800a7e9ca7d0b43dc61d5869. This is a requirement for encoding.com to read the file(s).  To do this, log into your AWS console, right click on the bucket and select Read more