[ aws . mediaconvert ]



Retrieve a JSON array of up to twenty of your queues. This will return the queues themselves, not just a list of them. To retrieve the next twenty queues, use the nextToken string returned with the array.

See also: AWS API Documentation

list-queues is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Queues


[--list-by <value>]
[--order <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--list-by (string) Optional. When you request a list of queues, you can choose to list them alphabetically by NAME or chronologically by CREATION_DATE. If you don’t specify, the service will list them by creation date.

Possible values:

  • NAME

--order (string) Optional. When you request lists of resources, you can specify whether they are sorted in ASCENDING or DESCENDING order. Default varies by resource.

Possible values:


--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To list your queues

The following list-queues example lists all of your MediaConvert queues.

aws mediaconvert list-queues \
    --endpoint-url https://abcd1234.mediaconvert.us-west-2.amazonaws.com


    "Queues": [
            "PricingPlan": "ON_DEMAND",
            "Type": "SYSTEM",
            "Status": "ACTIVE",
            "CreatedAt": 1503451595,
            "Name": "Default",
            "SubmittedJobsCount": 0,
            "ProgressingJobsCount": 0,
            "Arn": "arn:aws:mediaconvert:us-west-2:123456789012:queues/Default",
            "LastUpdated": 1534549158
            "PricingPlan": "ON_DEMAND",
            "Type": "CUSTOM",
            "Status": "ACTIVE",
            "CreatedAt": 1537460025,
            "Name": "Customer1",
            "SubmittedJobsCount": 0,
            "Description": "Jobs we run for our cusotmer.",
            "ProgressingJobsCount": 0,
            "Arn": "arn:aws:mediaconvert:us-west-2:123456789012:queues/Customer1",
            "LastUpdated": 1537460025
            "ProgressingJobsCount": 0,
            "Status": "ACTIVE",
            "Name": "transcode-library",
            "SubmittedJobsCount": 0,
            "LastUpdated": 1564066204,
            "ReservationPlan": {
                "Status": "ACTIVE",
                "ReservedSlots": 1,
                "PurchasedAt": 1564066203,
                "Commitment": "ONE_YEAR",
                "ExpiresAt": 1595688603,
                "RenewalType": "EXPIRE"
            "PricingPlan": "RESERVED",
            "Arn": "arn:aws:mediaconvert:us-west-2:123456789012:queues/transcode-library",
            "Type": "CUSTOM",
            "CreatedAt": 1564066204

For more information, see Working with AWS Elemental MediaConvert Queues in the AWS Elemental MediaConvert User Guide.


NextToken -> (string)

Use this string to request the next batch of queues.

Queues -> (list)

List of queues.


You can use queues to manage the resources that are available to your AWS account for running multiple transcoding jobs at the same time. If you don’t specify a queue, the service sends all jobs through the default queue. For more information, see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/mediaconvert/latest/ug/working-with-queues.html.

Arn -> (string)

An identifier for this resource that is unique within all of AWS.

CreatedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp in epoch seconds for when you created the queue.

Description -> (string)

An optional description that you create for each queue.

LastUpdated -> (timestamp)

The timestamp in epoch seconds for when you most recently updated the queue.

Name -> (string)

A name that you create for each queue. Each name must be unique within your account.

PricingPlan -> (string)

Specifies whether the pricing plan for the queue is on-demand or reserved. For on-demand, you pay per minute, billed in increments of .01 minute. For reserved, you pay for the transcoding capacity of the entire queue, regardless of how much or how little you use it. Reserved pricing requires a 12-month commitment.

ProgressingJobsCount -> (integer)

The estimated number of jobs with a PROGRESSING status.

ReservationPlan -> (structure)

Details about the pricing plan for your reserved queue. Required for reserved queues and not applicable to on-demand queues.

Commitment -> (string)

The length of the term of your reserved queue pricing plan commitment.

ExpiresAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp in epoch seconds for when the current pricing plan term for this reserved queue expires.

PurchasedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp in epoch seconds for when you set up the current pricing plan for this reserved queue.

RenewalType -> (string)

Specifies whether the term of your reserved queue pricing plan is automatically extended (AUTO_RENEW) or expires (EXPIRE) at the end of the term.

ReservedSlots -> (integer)

Specifies the number of reserved transcode slots (RTS) for this queue. The number of RTS determines how many jobs the queue can process in parallel; each RTS can process one job at a time. When you increase this number, you extend your existing commitment with a new 12-month commitment for a larger number of RTS. The new commitment begins when you purchase the additional capacity. You can’t decrease the number of RTS in your reserved queue.

Status -> (string)

Specifies whether the pricing plan for your reserved queue is ACTIVE or EXPIRED.

Status -> (string)

Queues can be ACTIVE or PAUSED. If you pause a queue, the service won’t begin processing jobs in that queue. Jobs that are running when you pause the queue continue to run until they finish or result in an error.

SubmittedJobsCount -> (integer)

The estimated number of jobs with a SUBMITTED status.

Type -> (string)

Specifies whether this on-demand queue is system or custom. System queues are built in. You can’t modify or delete system queues. You can create and modify custom queues.