Posted by CodeRoll On Tuesday, 22 January 2013 0 comments
Windows Azure Media services are now available in production. Microsoft officially released the Azure Media Services and are available now in cloud. This release promises the best use of media platform to build scalable media solutions available in Windows Azure Media Services.
You can easily set up media services for your website. With Windows Azure Media Services, you can stream video to HTML5, Flash, Silverlight, Ipad, Iphone, XBox, Android and many other clients. Azure media services supports a wide range encoding for your videos and you don't have to set up any encoding utility softwares to encode your video, Azure media services supports the built-in encoding to convert your video into different file formats to support the clients.
On-Demand streaming enabled in this release and Microsoft's focus now will be on Live streaming, says Scott Guthrie in his blog post. Media services also support DRM/Content protect for your videos, currently MicroSoft PlayReady and Apple AES content protection formats are supported.
Using REST API's or .NET you can upload assets to the cloud, bulk upload is also supported or you can upload your files through Windows Azure Portal. Upload files will be automatically encoded to the media format for the clients.
More about Windows Azure Media Services from Scott Guthrie's blog : http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/01/22/announcing-release-of-windows-azure-media-services.aspx