Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services

Why am I showing you the Tower Bridge? Well, it is a cool bridge… but it’s mostly because I’m in London working with customers this week and it will make a lot more sense in a few moments when you read down to my “demo” of Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services. A few weeks back at the NAB show I was discussing with a few friends the new trend of giant nets surrounding a number of exhibitor booths.  This seemed like …

Start using Azure Media Player Today

Today at the NAB show we announced a brand new player framework called the “Azure Media Player”.  A brand new, free player solution built to playback media content from Microsoft Azure Media Services.  Azure Media Player has the ability to reach a wide variety of browsers and devices with simple HTML and JavaScript code. Azure Media Player is easy to set up and use in your web pages and blogs. It only takes a few minutes to get playback of media …

How Azure Media Services Earned CDSA Security Certification

Yesterday, I announced how extremely proud I am that Azure Media Services has recently been awarded certification by a CDSA-appointed external auditor. We are the only media platform in the market that has achieved CDSA certification on our encoding platform services. The CPS certification provides a standards-based method of assuring our customers – and yours – that the intellectual property rights of media assets stored, encoded, managed, and distributed from within Azure are safe and secure. Further, if you build …

Azure Media Services: First Cloud Media Service Awarded Certification by CDSA

After many years of work building out the services and compliance procedures to meet our initial goal of a “security first” architecture for our platform, I am extremely proud to announce that Microsoft Azure Media Services has been awarded certification by a CDSA-appointed external auditor. This initial certification status is valid for six months, after which further successful on-site audits will extend the certification for one-year periods. Azure Media Services is committed to continuing the CDSA audits, as well as …

1

Introducing Azure Premium Encoder

A few weeks back we introduced a new encoder to Azure Media Services called Azure Media Encoder Premium. This new encoder complements our existing encoding services by offering more advanced features for the media and entertainment industry. This new encoder allows you to build out more professional cloud encoding workflows on our platform with support for more file formats and a new visual workflow designer tool. I’m really excited about the capabilities of the new Workflow Designer which allows you to graphically …

New Azure Blog posts on Media Services

We’ve been very busy with new features for Media Services including faster encoding, new content protection services with PlayReady, and what everyone has been waiting for – Live Streaming.  But before we talk about the new features, the team has been updating the Azure blog with new details on our existing services. Last week I posted on the Azure blog about our Advanced Encoding Features.  .   In addition,  I just posted a new blog on Delivering Premium Audio Experiences with Dolby …

NAB 2014 Announcements from Media Services

We are unveiling several exciting updates to Microsoft Azure Media Services at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention today, all consistent with Media Service’s broader vision of helping media developers build end-to-end media workflows and reduce the costs associated with integrating multiple products and providers. This includes key new services like Live, Content Protection and Key Delivery, and enhancements to our encoder’s capabilities and support for popular streaming formats. We are also working on improving the integration of CMS’s …

15

MPEG DASH from Microsoft Azure Media Services

With our most recent service updates from our origin server team, we have enabled a new feature in the server called “Dynamic Packaging” that allows you to encode to a single set of standard ISO MP4 files and then dynamically request multiple protocols by simply changing the URL that you use on your content This week we introduced a new “preview” feature of Dynamic Packaging to enable support for MPEG-DASH live profile streaming. For those of you that are not …

Announcing Windows Azure Media Services .NET SDK source available on GitHub

  This morning the Windows Azure Media Services SDK finished deploying the source code for our .NET SDK out onto GitHub. This is a huge milestone for our team, as we have been working hard towards providing an open source version of our .NET SDK on GitHub for some time now. This is fantastic for our end customers now, since it gives you deeper insight into the SDK and how it works and allows you to fork the SDK directly …