Transport data to Amazon S3 services using the Wowza Streaming Engine Java API

Use the Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software Java API to transport data to an Amazon S3 bucket.


To use the Wowza Streaming Engine Java TransportMedia packages to transport data to Amazon S3, you need:

  • Wowza Streaming Engine or later
  • Knowledge of programming in Java
  • The Wowza IDE
  • An Amazon S3 account with an Amazon access key and an Amazon secret key. For more information, see the Amazon documentation About access keys. You'll also need your Amazon S3 bucket name and region name.

Create an Amazon S3 transport provider

The following example creates and initializes a transport provider:

String buckeName = “”;
String regionName = “”:
String accessKey = “”;
String secretKey = “”;

MediaTransport mediaTransport = new MediaTransport();
mediaTransport.addTransportListener(new MediaTransportListener());
MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3 amazonConfig = new MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3();
MediaTransportProviderAmazonS3 amazonProvider = new MediaTransportProviderAmazonS3();

// Now we configure the provider configuration with our base configuration items
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_BUCKET, bucketName);
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_REGION, regionName);
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_ACCESSID, accessKey);
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_SECRETACCESSKEY, secretKey);
// Now we add the configuration to the transport provider
// Now we initialise the transport provider
// The transport provider can be done SYNC or ASYNC, ASYNC is default.
if ( amazonProvider.isReady() )


  • bucketName is the name of the bucket in Amazon S3.
  • regionName is the bucket's region. If you don't specify a region, Amazon uses US East as the default.
  • accessKey and secretKey are the access key and secret access key associated with your AWS account.

Amazon S3 transport provider parameters

Static parameters can be used with a transport provider or, in some cases, on a per-transport object basis.

  • AMZ_CONFIG_BUCKET – Sets the name of the bucket. This command applies AMZ_CONFIG_BUCKET to the transport configuration:
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_BUCKET ,”mybucket”);AMZ_CONFIG_REGION

  • AMZ_CONFIG_REGION – Sets the region for the bucket. This command applies AMZ_CONFIG_REGION to the transport configuration:
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_REGION, “myregion”);

  • AMZ_CONFIG_REGION_ENABLED – Enables or disables the region. This command applies AMZ_CONFIG_REGION_ENABLED to the transport configuration:
amazonConfig.setAttributeBoolean(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_REGION_ENABLED, true);

  • AMZ_CONFIG_SECRETACCESSKEY – Sets the secret access key associated with your AWS account. This command applies AMZ_CONFIG_SECRETACCESSKEY to the transport configuration:
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_SECRETACCESSKEY, “mySecretKey”);

  • AMZ_CONFIG_ACCESSID – Sets the access key associated with your AWS account. This command applies AMZ_CONFIG_ACCESSID to the transport configuration:
amazonConfig.setAttributeString(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_CONFIG_ACCESSID, “myAccessKey”);

Configure the MediaTransport listeners

The transport model is asynchronous by default, so two listeners are available to determine when object transports are requested and whether they were successful: IMediaTransportListener and IMediaTransportProviderListener.


The IMediaTransportListener provides two callback functions:

public void onTransportProviderAdd (IMediaTransportProvider thisProvider)


public void onTranportProviderRemove (IMediaTransportProvider thisProvider)

This example logs the addition or removal of providers:

public class MediaTransportListener implements IMediaTransportListener
    public void onTransportProviderAdd(IMediaTransportProvider thisProvider)
      getLogger().info("Adding Provider: "+thisProvider.getTransportProviderName());

    public void onTransportProviderRemove(IMediaTransportProvider thisProvider)
      getLogger().info("Removing Provider: "+thisProvider.getTransportProviderName());

Use this command to add the IMediaTransportListener to the transport media system:

mediaTransport.addTransportListener(new MediaTransportListener());


The IMediaTransportProviderListener provides one callback function:

public void onTransportObjectStatus(int count, IMediaTransportResponse responseObject, String transportProviderName)

Each time a transport provider attempts to send an object, the callback function is called to access the status of the transport. In the callback function:

  • count is the current attempt count for the object being transported. The transport provider will attempt to transport the requested object up to the maximum number of retries set for the object. By default, each object's maximum retry value is 5.
  • responseObject is additional information about the transport attempt.
  • transportProviderName is the name of the transport provider used in the attempt to transport the object.

The following example checks the success of the responseObject. If successful, the response data and headers are displayed. If unsuccessful, the response data is displayed.

public class MediaTransportProviderListener implements IMediaTransportProviderListener
  public void onTransportObjectStatus(int count, IMediaTransportResponse responseObject, String transportProviderName)
  getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: count: "+count);
  getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: transportProviderName: "+transportProviderName);
  getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: success: "+responseObject.getSuccess());
  getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: basic message: "+responseObject.getBasicMessage());

  byte[] responseCode = responseObject.getSuccessData(IMediaTransportResponse.RESPONSE_INDICATOR);
  if ( responseCode != null )
    String thisResponseCode = new String(responseCode);
    getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: Response code: "+thisResponseCode);

  if ( responseObject.getSuccess() == true )
    getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: Path of object: "+responseObject.getPath());
    byte[] responseData = responseObject.getSuccessData(IMediaTransportResponse.RESPONSE_DATA);
    if ( responseData != null )
      getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: responseData Length: "+responseData.length);
      byte[] responseHeaders = responseObject.getSuccessData(IMediaTransportResponse.RESPONSE_HEADERS);
      if ( responseHeaders != null )
      getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: responseHeaders Length: "+responseHeaders.length);
      getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: responseHeaders :"+new String(responseHeaders));
    byte[] responseData = responseObject.getSuccessData(IMediaTransportResponse.RESPONSE_DATA);
    if ( responseData != null )
      getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: responseData Length: "+responseData.length);
      getLogger().info("onTransportObjectStatus: responseData :"+new String(responseData));

Use this command to add the IMediaTransportProviderListener to the transport provider:

amazonProvider.addProviderListener(new MediaTransportProviderListener());

Configure an Amazon S3 bucket

Create a bucket

The following example creates a bucket named asimpletestbucket in your account. Note that the XML is placed as the body of the object and the setPath is set to a forward slash.

Note: This example assumes that the transport provider has been initialized.

String bucketCreateRequest = "";

bucketCreateRequest +="<CreateBucketConfiguration xmlns=\"\">\n";
bucketCreateRequest +="  <LocationConstraint>eu-west-1</LocationConstraint>\n";
bucketCreateRequest +="  </CreateBucketConfiguration>\n";
MediaTransportDataObject transportDataObject = new MediaTransportDataObject();
// Override the transport provider bucket name configured
transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_BUCKET, "asimpletestbucket");
// When making requests direct to a bucket, so delete, create you need to specify a region, even if
// it is multi region
transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_REGION_ENABLED, "true");
// Override the region for the bucket
transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTON_REGION, "eu-west-1");

Upload content to a bucket

The following example transports an object to the destination path set. Note that Amazon S3 also has options to set storage class and access type for objects.

// We get the bytes for the file and display the size of the byte array.
// We assume the file contents are provided as a byte array.
byte[] fileBytes = getBytesFromFile(uploadFile);
getLogger().info("Filename: "+filename+" File: FileByte Count: "+fileBytes.length);
if ( fileBytes != null )
getLogger().info("Filename: "+filename+" UploadFile:  "+uploadFile);
  // We do not override anything so this goes into the transport provider configured settings.
  MediaTransportDataObject transportDataObject = new MediaTransportDataObject();
  // Set the path as to the destination of the object
  // Set the content type
  // Set the data to be transported
  // Set the command to use

   * Storage Class options are
   * GLACIER (you should not specify this during upload)
   * If you do not specify a storage class STANDARD is the default
        transportDataObject.setHeader(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_HEADER_STORAGE_CLASS, "REDUCED_REDUNDANCY");

   * Access list options are
   * private
   * public-read
   * public-read-write
   * aws-exec-read
   * authenticated-read
   * bucket-owner-read
   * bucket-owner-full-control
   * If you do not specify an access list the default is private
  transportDataObject.setHeader(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_HEADER_ACCESS_LIST, "public-read");
  getLogger().info("Filename: "+filename+" Object: "+transportDataObject);
  getLogger().info("Filename: "+filename+" Object.command: "+transportDataObject.getCommand());
  getLogger().info("Filename: "+filename+" Object.length: "+fileBytes.length);

Delete a bucket

The following example deletes the bucket named asimpletestbucket from your account. Note that the setPath is set to  a forward slash.

Note: This example assumes that the transport provider has been initialized.

MediaTransportDataObject transportDataObject = new MediaTransportDataObject();
// This parameter overrides the default bucket set for the transport method. You can do this for each object if you wish.
transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_BUCKET, "asimpletestbucket");
// You do need to enable region when deleting  bucket to be 100% sure it will work.
// ALL buckets do have a region.
transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_REGION_ENABLED, "true");
// You can also override the project id with
//transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationGoogleCloud.GC_CONFIG_PROJECT_ID,"a new project id");

Configure the Amazon S3 transport object

Transport objects have two parts: options and headers. The options override default values set by the transport provider configuration, and headers provide additional information in the HTTP request.

Transport object options

The following static options are available for transport objects:

  • AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_BUCKET – Sets the bucket's name to something other than the name configured by the transport provider. This is useful when you want objects to go to different buckets.
  • AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_REGION – Sets the bucket's region to something other than the region configured by the transport provider. This is useful when you want objects to go to different buckets. This is primarily needed to create and delete buckets.
  • AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_REGION_ENABLED – Instructs the HTTP request to use the full Amazon S3 hostname rather than just the bucket name. Note that this is required for some older buckets.

The following example sets the AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_BUCKET option; the same syntax can be used to configure the other transport object options.

transportDataObject.setOption(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_OPTION_BUCKET, "anothersimplebucket");

Transport object headers

Transport object headers enable you to add HTTP headers for specific objects. The following is a list of pre-defined headers:


Note: You can directly add any HTTP header that you want, and you're not restricted to the headers listed here. Headers that begin with x-amz- will be added correctly to the Amazon S3 signature.

When setting these headers, be sure to provide the correct value. For example, the following command demonstrates how to set the access list header:

transportDataObject.setHeader(MediaTransportConfigurationAmazonS3.AMZ_OBJECT_HEADER_ACCESS_LIST, "public-read");