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  1. Make the AMP code open source and leverage the community for development.

    Submit the code on github. This makes it easier for developers to contribute and enhance players. Also there are several existing javascript DASH implementataions which can be easily plugged in if needed.

    136 votes
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  2. Audio Only Scenarios

    Playback of audio only content from Azure Media Services

    65 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This feature is a future planned item.

    Audio Only scenarios are currently supported by live streaming pipeline, but not fully supported by Azure Media Player on DASH and on some platform with Smooth Streaming. You can use iOS native player to play audio only HLS output untill AMP gets the support.

  3. Automatic Scaling Up / Down of Reserved Encoding Units

    Having to plan ahead and manually reserve Encoding Units prior to submitting jobs, then manually stopping them upon job completion loses one important aspect of cloud computing: auto-scalability.
    It would be much more useful to set an upper limit on number of reserved concurrent encoding units and let WAMS manage according to size of job queue.
    This would make WAMS Encoding elastic and on par with other cloud encoding services.

    59 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Nick Drouin responded

    Hi SCrainic,
    Auto-scaling of reserved units is on the roadmap for Windows Azure Media Services.
    Regards,
    Nick Drouin

  4. Directly ingesting RTSP

    RTSP is a very common IP camera protocol. If Azure would add the capability to directly ingest RTSP, it would greatly improve the ability to take advantage of Azure's services for IP cameras. Now these cameras always require the additional overhead of an encoder/trans-coder just to convert from RTSP to RTMP which adds delay, processing requirements, and is zero value add from a users/developer perspective.

    48 votes
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  5. Add Support for HEVC H.265 Encoding

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding. Our internal tests with HEVC/H.265 encoding is that it can decrease 4K file size by 4X. Please consider adding support for this encoder as an option for video output.

    37 votes
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  6. Reduce live streaming latency for Azure Media Services live streaming

    AMS is great, but it's intended for one-to-many applications.
    I need to create a one-to-one (single way) stream application, with very low latency (~2 seconds).
    But, at this right moment, only adaptative protocols are used to output the stream, so it is not possible.
    If you could integrate RTMP output stream and reduce the latency, would be wonderful

    35 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We recently added a Low Latency option on our v3 Live Event API to bring latency down to 8-10 seconds e2e.

    See the blog post here – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-new-in-azure-media-services-video-processing/

    We will begin work next on Ultra Low Latency ( and CMAF low latency) which is targeted at 2s range, but keep in mind tha latencies down at that level do not scale well to large audiences with high stability at the client side. Client side still needs to maintain about a 1 second buffer for the stream to stay stable.

  7. Define custom slate image on a live encoder channel which is not receiving ingest feed

    On a live encoder channel, when you stop pushing a live feed on ingest points, le encoded feeds are showing the joined image.
    Could it be possible to replace this default slate by a custom image in a channel?

    27 votes
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  8. Support for custom license request in Azure Media Player

    It is very helpful for the one who has external license server and custom authorization that AMP support custom license request in AMP such as adding custom headers and overriding LA_URL. It's very hard for an already running service to change custom license server authorization code in license server side.

    22 votes
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  9. Support for 24/7 live streaming

    The live streaming channels should be able to keep online for a longer time window to support 24/7 live streams. The actual service works as long as you don't use the transcoding functionality but has some issues.

    For this type of streams a channel has to persist at all time and player URL has to be the same... even when a the ingest RTMP has some issues. A really nice feature would be a static slate/image that is showed in the live stream when there is no RTMP signal for some time.

    21 votes
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  10. More navigation controls

    1. Add + / - 5 seconds buttons navigation for better navigation control. Just like you have in Channel9 videos.

    21 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Support for WEBM output container

    Currenlty, AMS support WEBM input container. However, we would like to output media files as WEBM format. Our requirement is because Doubleclick Ad Exchange (Google Ad Exchnage) require webm format.

    https://support.google.com/adxbuyer/answer/6045575?hl=en

    20 votes
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  12. Add a possibility to retrieve video duration via SDK

    There is no easy way to retrieve video duration via SDK, or REST API. The only way to get is is to parse metadata files from the asset. Would be nice to have it as a property of an Asset of as a function

    19 votes
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  13. Add support for Chromecast

    I would love to see Chromecast support added to the media player for desktop and mobile.

    18 votes
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  14. Add Npm package for Amp with typescript definitions

    Right now it is difficult if you use webpack or similar because it relies heavily on npm and node_modules. It would be highly beneficial if this was setup properly for AMP with full typescript definitions available in the package as well.

    16 votes
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  15. Decrease time to start encoder job

    It always takes about 30s to start a job no matter what size the video is. It's too slow.

    For example if you have 5s video and you just want to resize it so you have to wait about a minute before the processing is finished.

    Please improve performance here or provide pricing plans where it will work faster. Less than 5s to start a job should be reasonable.

    16 votes
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  16. PlayList implementation

    In addition to Asset abstraction add PlayList.
    - Create playlist from sets of Assets.
    - Manage playlist (remove/add/change IN and OUT play points for asset)
    - Use playlist in VOD or LIVE endpoint.

    16 votes
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  17. Option to disable prefetch

    Add an option to disable video prefetch. This is to better support scenarios where the video is not the primary content of the page, for example the video player is displayed as a widget on a portal home page or the video is part of a news article.
    Currently the player will start prefetching video content once loaded and this is not ideal, especially on mobile devices.

    16 votes
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  18. Provide a version that can be used with with self-hosted adaptive streams

    It would be useful to have a ready-made player with fallback options for different devices with a license that would allow usage with content hosted from IIS Media Services.

    14 votes
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  19. Reuse Asset for livestreaming

    Currently, we cannot use existing uploaded Assets for "live" streaming. This is useful when we do rerun a broadcasting.

    A scenario is that, we can watch same recorded conference video and chat about it at any place with their own devices. Or, just what we can expect about rerunning program in broadcast.

    13 votes
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  20. Add support for Media Indexer on Live streams

    Add support for Media Indexer.... Bonus for Live Audio Translation, like Skype Translator

    12 votes
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