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 …

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 …

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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 …

MPEG DASH: The File Format of the Future

Tim Siglin just published his coverage of the MPEG DASH session at Streaming Media West last week where the future of adaptive streaming file formats was discussed.  The article is titled “MPEG DASH: The File Format of the Future?” and can be found on the StreamingMedia.com website. I particularly like the coverage of HLS and the fact that the Apple draft that was submitted to the IETF is merely an “informational draft” and the fact that there are no efforts …