Media Services

Official Documentation

Service Description

The flexible and (where necessary) worldwide provision of digital content is a major strength of Microsoft Azure. This makes it possible to store and convert audio and video content and flexibly deliver it to various devices. Microsoft Azure includes Microsoft Azure Media Services, which can handle such tasks centrally, for this purpose. The provided functions include:

  • Uploading media data (that is then stored in Blob storage)
  • Coding and converting videos into various video and audio formats
  • Access protection to media data for Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Displaying advertising in video streams
  • Streaming videos (optimized for various devices), scheduled if necessary

As with the other Azure Services, Media Services can also work with application components that are not necessarily executed on Microsoft Azure. They can still be called via RESTful interfaces. Microsoft Azure CDN or third-party caching services can be used for optimum delivery of video content. Optimization to the consuming devices (e.g., Windows PC, Macintosh, HTML 5, iOS, Android, Windows Phone) and their respective playback options (resolution, screen size, etc.) is also possible.

Getting Started

  1. Media Services (On-Demand Streaming) Learning Path
    10/3/2016, Webpage
  2. Media Services (Live Streaming) Learning Path
    10/3/2016, Webpage
  3. Getting Started with Azure Media Services
    9/28/2015, Video, 0:31:30
  4. Azure Media Services Developer Deep Dive
    4/27/2015, Video, 1:03:53
  5. Building An On Demand Video Service with Microsoft Azure Media Services
    7/20/2015, Ebook
  6. Office 365 Video and Custom Solutions Built on Azure Media Services
    5/4/2015, Video, 1:13:05

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Azure Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. Concepts
2. Get started
     2.1. Create and manage account
     2.2. Set up your dev environment
          2.2.1. .NET
          2.2.2. REST
     2.3. Connect programmatically
          2.3.1. .NET
          2.3.2. REST
     2.4. Deliver video on demand
          2.4.1. Portal
          2.4.2. .NET SDK
          2.4.3. Java
          2.4.4. REST
     2.5. Perform live streaming
          2.5.1. Portal
          2.5.2. .NET
3. How To
     3.1. Manage
          3.1.1. Accounts
               3.1.1.1. PowerShell
               3.1.1.2. REST
          3.1.2. Entities
               3.1.2.1. .NET
               3.1.2.2. REST
          3.1.3. Streaming endpoints
               3.1.3.1. Portal
               3.1.3.2. .NET
          3.1.4. Storage
               3.1.4.1. Update Media Services after rolling storage access keys
               3.1.4.2. Manage assets across multiple storage accounts
          3.1.5. Quotas and limitations
     3.2. Upload content
          3.2.1. Upload files into an account
               3.2.1.1. Portal
               3.2.1.2. .NET
               3.2.1.3. REST
          3.2.2. Upload large files with Aspera
          3.2.3. Upload files with StorSimple
          3.2.4. Copy existing blobs
     3.3. Encode content
          3.3.1. Compare encoders
          3.3.2. Manage speed and concurrency of your encoding
          3.3.3. Media Encoder Standard (MES)
               3.3.3.1. Media Encoder Standard Formats and Codecs
               3.3.3.2. Use MES to auto-generate a bitrate ladder
               3.3.3.3. Encode with Media Encoder Standard
                    3.3.3.3.1. Portal
                    3.3.3.3.2. .NET
                    3.3.3.3.3. REST
               3.3.3.4. Advanced encoding with MES
                    3.3.3.4.1. Customize Media Encoder Standard presets
                    3.3.3.4.2. How to generate thumbnails using Media Encoder Standard with .NET
                    3.3.3.4.3. Crop videos with Media Encoder Standard
               3.3.3.5. MES Schemas
                    3.3.3.5.1. Media Encoder Standard schema
                    3.3.3.5.2. Input metadata
                    3.3.3.5.3. Output metadata
               3.3.3.6. MES Presets
                    3.3.3.6.1. H264 Multiple Bitrate 1080p Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.2. H264 Multiple Bitrate 1080p
                    3.3.3.6.3. H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 SD Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.4. H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 SD
                    3.3.3.6.5. H264 Multiple Bitrate 16x9 for iOS
                    3.3.3.6.6. H264 Multiple Bitrate 4K Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.7. H264 Multiple Bitrate 4K
                    3.3.3.6.8. H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 SD Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.9. H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 SD
                    3.3.3.6.10. H264 Multiple Bitrate 4x3 for iOS
                    3.3.3.6.11. H264 Multiple Bitrate 720p Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.12. H264 Multiple Bitrate 720p
                    3.3.3.6.13. H264 Single Bitrate 1080p Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.14. H264 Single Bitrate 1080p
                    3.3.3.6.15. H264 Single Bitrate 16x9 SD Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.16. H264 Single Bitrate 16x9 SD
                    3.3.3.6.17. H264 Single Bitrate 4K Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.18. H264 Single Bitrate 4K
                    3.3.3.6.19. H264 Single Bitrate 4x3 SD Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.20. H264 Single Bitrate 4x3 SD
                    3.3.3.6.21. H264 Single Bitrate 720p Audio 5.1
                    3.3.3.6.22. H264 Single Bitrate 720p
                    3.3.3.6.23. H264 Single Bitrate 720p for Android
                    3.3.3.6.24. H264 Single Bitrate High Quality SD for Android
                    3.3.3.6.25. H264 Single Bitrate Low Quality SD for Android
          3.3.4. Media Encoder Premium Workflow
               3.3.4.1. Media Encoder Premium Workflow Formats and Codecs
               3.3.4.2. Encode with Media Encoder Premium Workflow
                    3.3.4.2.1. Media Encoder Premium Workflow
                    3.3.4.2.2. Media Encoder Premium Workflow tutorials
                    3.3.4.2.3. Create Advanced Encoding Workflows with Workflow Designer
                    3.3.4.2.4. Premium workflow with multiple input
          3.3.5. Create a task that generates fMP4 chunks
          3.3.6. Media processors
               3.3.6.1. .NET
               3.3.6.2. REST
          3.3.7. Error codes
          3.3.8. Deprecated
               3.3.8.1. Static packaging and encryption
     3.4. Stream live
          3.4.1. On-premise encoders
               3.4.1.1. Portal
               3.4.1.2. .NET
               3.4.1.3. REST
          3.4.2. Live streaming with cloud encoder
               3.4.2.1. Portal
               3.4.2.2. .NET
          3.4.3. Configure on-premises encoders for use with cloud encoder
               3.4.3.1. Elemental Live encoder
               3.4.3.2. FMLE encoder
               3.4.3.3. NewTek TriCaster encoder
               3.4.3.4. Wirecast encoder
          3.4.4. Handle long-running operations
          3.4.5. Fragmented MP4 live ingest specification
     3.5. Protect
          3.5.1. Configure content protection in the portal
          3.5.2. Configure AES-128 clear key for your stream
          3.5.3. Use REST to encrypt your content with storage encryption
          3.5.4. Media Services PlayReady license template overview
          3.5.5. Widevine license template overview
          3.5.6. DRM license delivery
          3.5.7. Using partners to deliver Widevine licenses to Media Services
          3.5.8. Using PlayReady and/or Widevine dynamic common encryption
          3.5.9. Stream your HLS content protected with Apple FairPlay
          3.5.10. CENC with Multi-DRM and Access Control
          3.5.11. Using Axinom to deliver Widevine licenses to Media Services
          3.5.12. Using castLabs to deliver Widevine licenses to Media Services
          3.5.13. Asset delivery
               3.5.13.1. Configure asset delivery policies
                    3.5.13.1.1. .NET
                    3.5.13.1.2. REST
          3.5.14. Create ContentKeys
               3.5.14.1. .NET
               3.5.14.2. REST
          3.5.15. Configure content key authorization policy
               3.5.15.1. Portal
               3.5.15.2. .NET
               3.5.15.3. REST
     3.6. Analyze
          3.6.1. Analyze media using the portal
          3.6.2. Process with Indexer 2
          3.6.3. Process with Indexer
          3.6.4. Process with Hyperlapse
          3.6.5. Process with Face Detector
          3.6.6. Process with Motion Detector
          3.6.7. Process with Face Redactor
               3.6.7.1. Face Redactor walkthrough
          3.6.8. Process with video thumbnails
          3.6.9. Process with OCR
     3.7. Configure telemetry
          3.7.1. .NET
          3.7.2. REST
     3.8. Scale
          3.8.1. Media Processing
               3.8.1.1. Portal
               3.8.1.2. .NET
               3.8.1.3. REST
          3.8.2. Streaming Endpoints
               3.8.2.1. Portal
     3.9. Deliver content
          3.9.1. Dynamic packaging
          3.9.2. Filters and dynamic manifests overview
               3.9.2.1. Create filters with .NET
               3.9.2.2. Create filters with REST
          3.9.3. CDN Caching Policy in Media Services Extension
          3.9.4. Publish content
               3.9.4.1. Portal
               3.9.4.2. .NET
               3.9.4.3. REST
          3.9.5. Deliver by Download
          3.9.6. Failover streaming scenario
     3.10. Consume
          3.10.1. Playback media with existing players
          3.10.2. Playback media with Media Player
          3.10.3. Other playback options
               3.10.3.1. Smooth streaming Windows Store application
               3.10.3.2. HTML5 Application with DASH.js
               3.10.3.3. Adobe Open Source Media Framework players
          3.10.4. Insert ads on the client side
          3.10.5. Licensing Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client Porting Kit
     3.11. Integrate
          3.11.1. Use Azure Functions with Media Services
          3.11.2. Azure Functions with Media Services examples
     3.12. Monitor
          3.12.1. Check job progress
               3.12.1.1. REST
               3.12.1.2. Portal
               3.12.1.3. .NET
          3.12.2. Monitor job notifications with queue storage
          3.12.3. Monitor job notifications with webhooks
     3.13. Troubleshoot
          3.13.1. Frequently asked questions
          3.13.2. Troubleshooting guide for live streaming
          3.13.3. Error codes
          3.13.4. Retry logic
4. Reference
     4.1. PowerShell (Resource Manager)
     4.2. PowerShell (Service Management)
     4.3. .NET
     4.4. REST
5. Resources
     5.1. Release notes
     5.2. Pricing
     5.3. Azure Media Services Community
     5.4. Videos

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

Date Title
6/3/2015 Einführung in Microsoft Azure–Advanced Services

Tools

Tool Description
Azure Media Services Explorer Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.