Architectures to help you design and implement secure, highly available, high-performance, resilient solutions on Azure.
Live-streaming digital media
A live streaming solution allows you to capture video in real time and broadcast it to consumers in real time, such as streaming interviews, conferences and sporting events online. Through this solution, video is captured by a video camera and sent to a channel input endpoint. The channel receives the live input stream and makes it available for streaming through a streaming endpoint to a web browser or mobile app. The channel also provides a preview monitoring endpoint to preview and validate your stream before further processing and delivery. The channel can also record and store the ingested content in order to be streamed later (video on demand).
Keyword search/speech-to-text/OCR digital media
A speech-to-text solution allows you to identify speech in static video files so you can manage it as standard content, such as allowing employees to search within training videos for spoken words or phrases, and then enabling them to quickly navigate to the specific moment in the video. This solution allows you to upload static videos to an Azure website. The Azure Media Indexer uses the Speech API to index the speech within the videos and stores it in SQL Azure. You can search for words or phrases by using Azure Web Apps and retrieve a list of results. Selecting a result enables you to see where in the video the word or phrase is mentioned.
Video-on-demand digital media
A basic video-on-demand solution that gives you the capability to stream recorded video content, such as films, news clips, sports segments, training videos and customer support tutorials to any video-capable endpoint device, mobile application or desktop browser. Video files are uploaded to Azure Blob Storage, encoded to a multi-bit rate standard format, then distributed via all major adaptive bit-rate streaming protocols (HLS, MPEG-DASH, Smooth) to the Azure Media Player client.