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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.

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      12 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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?

      26 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          1 comment  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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 →
            • 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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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for Chromecast

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

                15 votes
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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  VOD Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    14 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        13 votes
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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable a truly live stream facility

                          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
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                            3 comments  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cue Points in AMP

                            I need to be able to attach callbacks to the video at different time points. for example i define an array TimePointsArray[03.453, 06.333, 10.212 ] and a function callBack(){ console.log("you have reached the CUE"); }. now as the video is being played, i want the callBack() function to be executed at every time point value in the TimePointsArray. Please also note that the TimePointsArray might get updated as the video is being played.
                            It will be a great relief if you could guide me achieve this with Azure Media Player.

                            12 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Download option

                              Provide the option to download the medial content with most common choice of formats.

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

                                Azure Media Player is a web based player that plays-back streaming content from Azure Media Services. As an web application developer you can choose to expose Download URLs to your customers for the full MP4 content (which you can get the URL from Azure Media Services). Downloading the content is outside the context of Azure Media Player.

                                Did you mean offline playback (different scenario)?

                              • Need Preload option for azure media player

                                Please add the support for Preload option in azure media player.

                                Preload option means, it should allow the player to start downloading the media on the page load instead of after the play button is pressed.
                                This will increase the speed of start up.

                                Thanks,
                                Kiran

                                10 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Dynamic Watermark generator

                                  It would be nice if I could protect my videos generating a watermark with the email or Id of the user that is watching the video. This way, I can track in case of piracy. Today there's a landmark in client side, but i would like something at serverside embedded in the video. I believe that it won't be possible for users to hide it or at least more difficult.

                                  10 votes
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                                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Content Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Is there an option to do face detection and motion detection on live stream at realtime?

                                    rather than doing a post processing by submitting video to AMS, need a way to do it at realtime?

                                    9 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Media Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multiple cameras sync live streaming

                                      Multiple cameras are set on the same field.
                                      We hope users can select each camera video.

                                      In this situation, we must prepare a channels for each camera on Azure Media Services.
                                      Of course, time stamp information exactly synchs the video from all the cameras.

                                      we hope synchronization function of data between the channels on Azure Media Services.

                                      8 votes
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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Live Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support "Offline playback" Download senario using Dynamic Encryption

                                        Some of premium contents customer need to provide download services to consider offline senario. for example, smart phone user prefer download file via WiFi and watch it from offline.

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  VOD Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add flipping function to MES

                                          flipping (mirroring) - when video reflected relative to its central (vertical or horizontal) axis

                                          7 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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