We’ve fielded asks on a regular basis from customers for an on demand media encoder that is more agile – one that is able to support more input and output formats, and one that is more tolerant to how the  input file was created. Today, I have a solution for those asks – a new… Read More

Last month, Microsoft Azure Media Services teamed up with the Microsoft Production Studios to webcast the Microsoft Build and Microsoft Ignite keynotes. Combined, the events served live, HD quality streams to hundreds of thousands of unique viewers leveraging the power of the cloud. Using Azure Media Player, the webcast performed very well and was accessible… Read More

Custom Origins Supported Azure CDN can now be used with any origin. Previously, Azure CDN only supported a limited set of Azure Services (i.e. Web Apps, Storage, Cloud Services and Media Services) and you only had the ability to create a CDN endpoint for an Azure Service that was in your Azure Subscription. With this recent… Read More

In the last release of Azure Media Indexer, we had a few bugs impacting usability.  Thanks to all of the users with their quick feedback, we have been able to remain agile and have made some updates! Output Formats In version 1.2, we updated the configuration file and gave users the ability to choose which output… Read More

As a follow up on Jason’s announcement of our dynamic manifest capabilities last month during NAB, I am pleased to announce that they are now available for you to begin using in your streaming applications. Jason’s post covered many of the common usage scenarios so I encourage you to start there if this is the… Read More

It’s time for the first official update for Azure Media Player! Since the release of Azure Media Player last month, there has been quite a bit of great feedback and this update addresses some of that. To check out the new updates, view the change log and check out my previous blog to learn how… Read More

  Over the past five years, the introduction of drone cameras and action cameras have massively disrupted the landscape of video capture devices.  Increasingly smaller lenses and camera hardware, in conjunction with the rise of social media and multimedia sharing opened the door for amateur videographers everywhere.  Now, one can affordably take high framerate and… Read More