Amazon Cloudfront

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I got my Adobe Flash Encoder to upload my streaming video, but I really don't understand where to go from here. is my feed and it is live, but how in the world do I view it?  I know I will have to put it into a web page, but I can't figure out how that needs to be done.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  
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    by:Ray Paseur
    That URL did not work for me.
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    that is because of policy when you create a cloudfront you also select a policy of which ip's can access it...
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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    To use amazon cloudfront as content delivery network you are nearly done, there is just one more thing to do.

    You now have to manipulate your DNS records (step 4) in the tutorial I attached.

    Also you can only access files, there is no ability to view the content of your cloudfront directory in a web browser, therefore your links always have to be specific like:

    Again more information can be found in the tutorial I attached.


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    Why do I have to manipulate my DNS records?  Can't I just link to what Amazon has already given me?  Sure it is a strange URL, but it is not that bad.  
    My more direct question: how do I name the file what I want to?  In other words, how does Amazon know what myfile.txt actually is?  
    I was more looking for an answer about coding to display the video stream on the website.  I know that I want to put it on a specific page so I need that kind of coding.  
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP is the url that you would use

    for instance

    I can manipulate the files using the S3 storage associated with the specific cloudfront.

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    Have a look at this:

    And more specifically, number 8, on that page, titled "Embedding Flash Media Playback for an Amazon CloudFront Live Stream in a Web Application".

    Hope that helps.

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