Xiph.org Test Media on AWS

All of the media available on media.xiph.org is also available on Amazon AWS. Using the version of the resources on AWS will bypass bandwidth restrictions and media.xiph.org. Addition, bandwidth to an EC2 node is free.

To use the media on AWS, replace "https://media.xiph.org" with "s3://xiph-media" in the path. For example, https://media.xiph.org/video/derf/y4m/big_buck_bunny_1080p24.y4m.xz becomes s3://xiph-media/video/derf/y4m/big_buck_bunny_1080p24.y4m.xz.

Using the data on EC2

AV1 is a new, royalty-free video compression format. The complexity of the encoder makes it a good match for EC2. To evaluate AV1 using EC2, first create an instance, and then install libaom:
git clone https://aomedia.googlesource.com/aom
cd aom
mkdir cmake-build
cd camke-build
cmake ..
make -j8
sudo make install
Next, obtain the video you would like to encode:
aws s3 cp s3://xiph-media/video/derf/y4m/big_buck_bunny_1080p24.y4m.xz big_buck_bunny_1080p24.y4m.xz
Finally, compress the video with aomenc:
xzcat big_buck_bunny_1080p24.y4m.xz | aomenc - -o big_buck_bunny_av1.ivf