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  1. 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.

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    • Reduce live streaming latency for Azure Media Services live streaming

      AMS is great, but it's intended for one-to-many applications.
      I need to create a one-to-one (single way) stream application, with very low latency (~2 seconds).
      But, at this right moment, only adaptative protocols are used to output the stream, so it is not possible.
      If you could integrate RTMP output stream and reduce the latency, would be wonderful

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        We recently added a Low Latency option on our v3 Live Event API to bring latency down to 8-10 seconds e2e.

        See the blog post here – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-new-in-azure-media-services-video-processing/

        We will begin work next on Ultra Low Latency ( and CMAF low latency) which is targeted at 2s range, but keep in mind tha latencies down at that level do not scale well to large audiences with high stability at the client side. Client side still needs to maintain about a 1 second buffer for the stream to stay stable.

      • 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?

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        • 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.

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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.

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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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              • Add support for Media Indexer on Live streams

                Add support for Media Indexer.... Bonus for Live Audio Translation, like Skype Translator

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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.

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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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                    • How to add own logo during live encoding

                      Now I am using the live encoding of Azure Media service.In tradition way, If I encode the file on premise by Wirecast, I could add the own logo by Wirecast; But If I use the live encoding, could I add own logo without Wirecast ?

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                      • Add multi-audio support for Smooth live stream multi-bitrate ingest from client encoders

                        Currently multiple audio streams (multi language) for live encoding ingest only work for RTP single bitrate video streams. Please add support for multiple language tracks to live multi-bitrate Smooth streams pushed from a client encoder. Scenario: Elemental Live encoder creates multi-language multi-video bitrate Smooth stream that gets pushed to AMS live channel over public internet connection. This is needed, because the RTP (UDP) protocol is not reliable for pushing over public internet connections, and the Azure Media Encoder encoding profiles do not always meet the specific scenarios or encoding options an on premise live encoder can offer.

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                        • Bug? Updating Standard channel's setting is failed.

                          I tried to update live encoding channel's settings in Azure portal and tried from .NET SDK 4.1.0.1 , but failed.

                          Error message was this, but I didn't try to change channel's type.

                          >Failed to save changes to Channel 'TestChannel'! Live Encoding cannot be enabled or disabled after channel creation.

                          Could you help me to resolve this issue?

                          4 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.

                            4 votes
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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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                              • 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.

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                                • Live streaming directly from camera without adding any extra component

                                  Hii..
                                  For getting Live streaming through Azure portal, We have followed tutorial https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/getting-started-with-live-streaming-using-the-azure-management-portal/ and done live streaming using Logitech USB camera and Telestream Wirecast 8.0.

                                  Initially, we made simple pass-through channel using Quick create option and then published it by making live event which made default locator connected to streaming endpoint. We also used Wirecast file generated from Ingest preset option. Then we configured webcam in Wirecast trial version to stream over RTMP ingest URL which was given in channel. Now when the channel, it's live event and streaming endpoint is running mode, We can see live streaming from USB…

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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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                                    • 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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                                        • 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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