Android 5 Lollipop Encoding Support
Azure Media Services need to be able to support Android 5 Lollipop encoding. With 17% Share of the largest mobile platform, Azure Media Services has to support this for it to be a viable encoding services. I would also suggest that the majority of developers using Azure Media are likely doing cross platform development on Xamarin---so adding a native player and code samples for the end to end mobile media solution are needed
Thanks for the feedback. While we support a majority of the codecs in the Lollipop platform, there are a few which are pending licensing discussions with the appropriate IP owners.
Please look into using “Media Encoder Standard” (overview at http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-media-encoder-standard/). AMR is not explicitly listed, but it is supported. Now, this particular encoder (MES) is not exposed via Azure Portal, so you have to use either our REST APIs, or the tool at http://aka.ms/amse.