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Playback of audio only content from Azure Media Services64 votes
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.
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.58 votes
Auto-scaling of reserved units is on the roadmap for Windows Azure Media Services.
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.46 votes
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.36 votes
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
Thanks for the feedback, this has been added to our backlog for the live encoder.
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 wonderful26 votes
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.
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
AMP team will review this
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
1. Add + / - 5 seconds buttons navigation for better navigation control. Just like you have in Channel9 videos.21 votes
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.20 votes
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 function19 votes
I would love to see Chromecast support added to the media player for desktop and mobile.18 votes
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
We are reviewing this feature request for our backlog. Thank you for your feedback.
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
This feature is under review.
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
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.14 votes
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
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
Our current system allows us to stream live events to 250k viewers at 2 second latency which is a requirement of the type of events we stream, this is not using any fancy hardware, just a laptop and a camera attached. The best I can get on azure is 20 seconds end-to-end streaming, this is not really live and once I add mobile devices that delay goes up. I would like a truly live stream facility that would enable me to use azure to stream at 2 second latencies end-to-end like I have right now.12 votes
We are considering to add low latency streaming to our platform.
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