Azure Media Services

How can we improve Azure Media Services?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 1 vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 2 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API to extract video format and metadata without trans-coding or analyzing the entire video.

        It would be a great tool to have the ability to analyze a video with an API call, prior to the trans-coding step. We have an issue where we don't have the format/encoding/compression information for all of our videos or other meta-data like video duration, resolution, etc. It would be great to be able to extract this information as a separate API, without an encoding process.

        2 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          1 comment  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • redaction support to MXF file

          Using redactor for post production process need to suppoft MXF or some professional file/codec. It's useful the redoctor support MXF file as output.

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/media-services/media-services-face-redaction

          1 vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use "Adaptive Streaming" (or any other) preset with an Overlay

            I like to use the preset "Adaptive Streaming" as it meets all of my needs, but would like to add an image watermark (overlay) to the video.

            Ideally, an overlay feels like a separate option from bitrates, so it would be able to be supplied as a separate option from these presets. Alternative, if I could find the "Adaptive Streaming" preset template, I would be able to modify this existing preset into a custom one, but I haven't found a template. I have found multiple templates for other presets (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/blob/master/articles/media-services/media-services-mes-presets-overview.md), but not one for "Adaptive Streaming".

            Adding an…

            1 vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              2 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Performance SLA

              1. What is the performance SLA for the encoding job? To be more clear, for encoding a 30 min video and generate 5 adaptive bit rate file, how much time it would take? Please share the reports, if you have.

              2. Are these SLAs associated with the VMs it is running with? How can I know the mapping between them?

              1 vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Manage Azure Media Server programatically

                Hi to all,
                How could I Manage Azure Media Server programmatically.
                example: I have created from portal.azure.com one (1) AMS.
                But when S3 10 cores reach the limit, I will need to create a new AMS programmatically.
                - How I will know when S3 core reach the limit?
                - How I can create new instance of AMS programmatically?
                - How I will know when S3 core are idle or AMS is idle?

                Thanks

                Nikolas

                1 vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generate animation GIF from video

                  Animaton GIF manytime reduce network packet that prefer especicaly social channel like Twitter/Facebook. We need this capability to one of option for media processing.

                  1 vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • {ThumbnailTime} macro for Media Encoder Standard

                    Please add {ThumbnailTime} macro like it was in Azure Media Encoder.
                    Usually we extract thumbs not only for see but for navigate by video (click on thumb will do jump command on video player)

                    Parsing {ThumbnailTime} we can know exact timecode to jump. This is the base feature for media asset managers.

                    2 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend the Portal to include more features from the AMSE tool

                      We hope more features from the Azure Media Services Explorer tool is being integrated into the Portal to create a SaaS product that can compete with Elemental Cloud. At least allow us to customize our own encoding profiles by uploading our own JSON files.

                      2 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide timestamps from video summary

                        What they want to achieve:
                        Insert a video, process it to get a summary and then get screenshots out of the summary to put them into a computer vision api (get the description of what is on that screenshot) so that they can get descriptive metadata of the whole metadata. We are receiving a lot of user generated content and would like to be able to tag it efficiently.

                        It would be nice to get a metadata file alongside the summarized video. The metadata file should contain information about all the scenes that are detected as well as portions of…

                        7 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support encoding from FLV file with On2's VP6 codec

                          When uploading FLV files with VP6 codec I received the error "Unable to encode the source file xxxxx.flv, it contains an unsupported video codec: vp6f, name: On2 VP6 (Flash version)"

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cineform HD transcoding error

                            Is the GoPro Cineform HD codec supported as incoming video format? I get an error anytime I try to use such a file so Im assuming it is not. Can someone confirm please? Unfortunately the error message is simply "An error has occurred. Stage: ApplyEncodeCommand. Code: 0x00000001."

                            1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              1 comment  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Reveal your new prices now not on the same day you implement the change

                              Shocked to see you are changing you're pricing model with 1 months notice and you are not actually revealing the exact pricing until the day the changes go live! How is your this possible? My system is built around a well understood pricing model and your change is going to dramatically increase my costs because we encode lots of video to low resolution. And you aren't even telling us that how much it will cost! How's can I run my business if I don't have details of price changes and then allow several months for the change to take place…

                              2 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                1 comment  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support multiple audio tracks in Media Encoder Standard

                                Media Encoder Standard is able to encode videos containing multiple audio tracks, however these audio tracks cannot be separated in encoder's output. Neither at encoding, nor in .ism file: only first track is available/linkable.
                                A simple solution could be if MES's "NonInterleaved" option could separate not only video and audio, but multiple audio tracks also.

                                3 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  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.

                                  11 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    2 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add flipping function to MES

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

                                    8 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow encoding of audio to mp3 with Media Encoder Standard

                                      The only way to get mp3 output from AMS is using the premium encoder, it would allow for easier workflows and provide more functionality to give this as an output option with MES.

                                      5 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for SRT subtitles

                                        Add support for SRT subtitles

                                        5 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          1 comment  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          25 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Encoding and Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base