A Cloudformation template example for video encoding with the aws_worker repository

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Cloudformation Video Encoder Example (aws_worker)

This is a Cloudformation template example for video encoding to be used in conjunction with the aws_worker repository made by @Sammaye here.

There are a few things you need to know in order to use this template.

S3 Bucket Policy

It does not include the bucket policy for S3. I could not seem to get it to work even with the tutorials and examples so you will have to add it yourself each time you produce a new cluster.

This means you only need to set the policy every time you delete and remake a cluster, not every time you update one (unless you use a differently defined user then you do).

Here is an example policy you can use:

    "Version": "2008-10-17",
    "Id": "UploadWorker",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "Stmt1295042087538",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": {
                "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::663341881510:user/VideoEncoder-WorkerUser-3498584dd" // You can get this easily by looking at the permissions on your SQS queues and copying the user mentioned there
            "Action": "s3:*",
            "Resource": "*" // This is your bucket. Replace with your bucket name

Template holders to be replaced

There are some template holders to be replaced with your own content:

  • your_input_queue_name_here

This is your actual input queue name, i.e. my-videos

  • your_input_queue_url_here

This is the URL of your input queue, i.e.

  • your_output_queue_url_here

This is the URL of your output queue, same as above but for your output queue.

There; everything else is for your tweaking pleasure. Have fun!

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