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  1. Consistent program start and stop time

    At the moment, live stream programs can be inconsistent when starting and stopping, which can take between seconds to more than a minute to process. This makes it difficult to line up consecutive programs for continuous streaming and recording.

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    • Automatic continuous recording

      Right now we cannot record a live stream for longer than the maximum archive window length of 25 hours. If the live stream goes on for longer than 25 hours we begin to lose data.
      It would be useful to have some function that enables recording of live stream without being restricted by a certain duration. For example, we want to continuously record a security camera stream that is active 24/7. The recorded assets can be in chunks of 1-hour duration.

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      • Scheduling program to start and stop at specific time

        Currently live streaming programs have to be started and stopped manually. It would be useful to be able to schedule when to start and stop programs allows for precise timing as well as help transitioning between live events seamlessly.

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        • Video based examples of live streaming with code with steps broken down api functionality. Probably would involve a series of videos.

          Video based examples of live streaming with C# code as an MVC project with steps broken down api functionality. Probably would involve a series of videos. Examples would include connecting to the account, creating the asset, allowing the broadcast to be remotely started, Running the broadcast, ending the broadcast, exporting the resulting asset to a storage account.

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          • MPEG-DASH ingest support for live streaming

            Some high-end encorder support MPEG-DASH streaming. It helps to Azure Media Services support MPEG-DASH as ingest support to dynamic packaging/encryption/manifest for those, that's valuable.

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            • Support key rotation services for Live Streaming

              It's helpful to key rotation feature for 24x365 live streaming if Contents Holder required that supported by PlayReady 3.0 or later. Hope we can provide this as option.

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              • Support HLS/DASH for the preview url

                Is is possible to support viewing the preview stream in HLS/DASH? Currently it is only possible to view it using a player that supports smooth streaming. These players are very difficult to find. Also the preview functionality in the Azure portal has been removed.

                8 votes
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                • Network retry in Azure Media Player on network failure of fragment get request

                  Network retry in Azure Media Player on network failure of fragment get request. This is very important for UX.

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                  • Support fixed streaming URL for Live Streaming

                    To sports or conference type of live streaming, customer want to use FIXED player URL to simple operation. thi is same capability of YouTube Live or UStream.
                    - Re-Ingest live streaming to recover network or encoder failure.
                    - Reset Channel by fix some issue on Azure Media Services if there is a issue at preview URL.

                    16 votes
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                    • Live streaming support for VOD like a playlist or classic TV

                      Add support to reproduce playlist of VOD streams using live streaming channel to emulate the classic TV format. Thank you.

                      3 votes
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                      • Automatic failover for live streaming

                        Using 3 to 4+ fragmented ingest streams, embedded with VITC (SMPTE) timecode. Buffer at the AMS server, for several seconds (this should be configurable, to allow for extra time when satellite and terrestrial internet redundancy are utilized). Then analyze the 3+ streams for similarity, both video and audio would be cool. When the stream that is being pushed out to clients, differs greatly from the others, automatically switch over. It would also be nice to be able to get notifications, not necessarily to the encoders themselves, but maybe and configurable https endpoint.

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                        • Support timed ID3 metadata in HLS

                          Use case being sending in-band metadata about what's currently being streamed, used by clients as cuepoints, for information display, to invoke time-aligned actions and so on. Because the data can be embedded within the stream, the application playing the video doesn't need to load data from two separate sources and doesn't need to do anything to keep the two data streams in sync.

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                          • Today, when we try a live encoder to ingest into AMS Live channel, if it does not work, we have very limited info on why the ingest is refus

                            refused. It would be great if an option is provided to disclose the detailed exception info via either API, portal, etc.

                            4 votes
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                            • 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.

                              6 votes
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                              • Media encoder thumbnail job while live streaming

                                Thumbnail job of Media Encoder Standard while live streaming.

                                It does not follow the asset that has not been created yet.
                                Job finishes before live broadcast is completed.

                                Currently, we must execute polling thread for thumbnail creation while live streaming.

                                3 votes
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                                • Directly ingesting RTSP

                                  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.

                                  20 votes
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                                  • 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.

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                                    • Flash Media Live Encoder, obs, solve problems with encoding channels

                                      In live streamin we have a bug with flash media live encoding to use encoding with channels in order to try keep the frame rate. I think that the focus must be in solve this issues and make better compatilbility whit other programs too this happens with obs and fmpeg too.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 16 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          12 votes
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