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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.

    86 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Internet Explorer 8 browser support in Azure Media Player

      Support video playback in IE8 (IE7+IE6 would be a plus) like other players do.

      47 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Playback Rate and Trick Play

        We have a plan to use the Azure Media Player for the education. Almost students demand to play a video as 1.2x or 1.5x speed. So, we want that you apply the playback rate and trick play to Azure Media Player.

        42 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Audio Only Scenarios

          Playback of audio only content from Azure Media Services

          35 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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.

          • Support ad standards

            I would like to see AMP support ad standards such as VAST/VMAP/MAST/VPAID like the Player Framework (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn387403.aspx)

            34 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Better Controls for Touch / Mobile

              The controls, most importantly play / pause is hard to do on AMP on a phone. You have to click the small play/pause button in the right corner.

              Other players (mostly native apps) have fancier input for play/pause for touch. When you touch anywhere on the video while it's playing it will pop-up a big button over the center of the player to pause it.

              Other controls might want to be automatically made bigger when on certain widths to make them more touch friendly on smaller screens.

              26 votes
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              • 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.

                18 votes
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                • 360 Degree video playback support on Azure Media Player

                  360 degree video playback is something AMP team should focus on. I already had private discussion on this topic with MS product team. The discussion conclusion or the last reply by MS product team was

                  [ Unfortunately there are things known as patents and IP that prevent this from being easily offered as a feature. Since this 360 degree video technology is not a “standard” published by MPEG or another standards body, it is very not possible for us to ‘copy’ what Google(YouTube)/Facebook is doing ]

                  Looking at diverse companies and hackers implementing this technology, it is clear that there…

                  16 votes
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                  • More navigation controls

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

                    12 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  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.

                      12 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  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.

                        9 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.

                          8 votes
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                            2 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)?

                          • 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.

                            8 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for HighQuality profile in Flash/Silverlight tech.

                              Flash/Silverlight always starts with very low bandwidth even on high bandwidth connections. I would like an option to buffer for a few seconds to get full quality to start. This is especially needed because flash/silverlight is only tech supported in IE on Windows 7.

                              6 votes
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                              • Add support for Chromecast

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

                                6 votes
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                                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Playback Frame Rate

                                  It would be desirable to have API support of current playback frame rate. This is useful for test purpose. In addition, it is useful to keep track of lost frame count in a playback session.

                                  5 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Media Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Video player sample support for 360 Video Streaming needed!!

                                    I have verified that with any one of a number of 3rd Party/open source html 5 player I can render 360' video uploaded to AMS. However in all cases they can only bind to the progressive download link created by generating a Locator. None work with the adaptive stream. It would be great if we had a reference player from AMS team that enable consumption of either source from AMS. Something along the lines of a player similar to http://vrinnovation.net/vrvideo/ would be awesome!

                                    5 votes
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                                    • getState

                                      Would be helpful to be able to ask the player its current state (playing, paused, buffering, idel, etc.) rather than having to check each individual state or listen to all the events and track ourselves. See JWPlayer getState: http://support.jwplayer.com/customer/portal/articles/1413089-javascript-api-reference#playback

                                      4 votes
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                                      • More troubleshooting capabilities

                                        Often intermittent errors are hard to reproduce. It would be great to have the framework, best practices whitepaper to know how to collect information which could be used to troubleshoot issues that occur intermittently or in the cases they can't be easily reproduced

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Pause at speific time in video

                                          It would be of great help if AMP modify the current pause() method or provide a new function which takes floating point as parameter and pauses the video at exactly the same time with milliseconds precision. Yes we can do myPlayer.currentTime(time).pause() but it does not pauses at the exact frame because the currentTime(time) starts the playback after setting the currentTime and not just setting the currentTime to time.

                                          3 votes
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