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    September 2019

    18 Sep

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

    Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    18 Sep

    Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

    Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features
    • Services
    4 Sep

    Legacy media encoders are being retired on 30 November 2019

    We’ve been making steady improvements to the robustness, reliability, performance, price and capabilities of the encoding features of Azure Media Services.

    • Media Services
    • Retirements

    August 2019

    6 Aug

    Media Services is now available in both South Africa regions

    Media Services is now available in South Africa North and South Africa West regions

    • Media Services
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2019

    12 Jun

    Premium Live Encoder now supports streaming at 1080p and 30 frames per second

    The Premium Live Encoder for Azure Media Services now allows you to live-encode streaming content at a resolution of 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.

    • Live and On-Demand Streaming
    • Video Indexer
    • Media Services
    • Features
    4 Jun

    Media Services is now available in Korea Region

    Media Services is now available in Korea Central and Korea South.

    • Media Services
    • Regions & Datacenters

    May 2019

    6 May

    Premium Live Encoder now supports streaming at 1080p and 30 fps

    The Premium Live Encoder for Azure Media Services now allows you to live-encode streaming content at a resolution of 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.

    • Live and On-Demand Streaming
    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features

    December 2018

    19 Dec

    Retirement of Media Hyperlapse (in preview) on 29 March 2019

    From 19 December 2018, we will no longer make changes or improvements to the Media Hyperlapse feature of Azure Media Services.

    • Media Services
    • Services

    October 2018

    31 Oct

    Now available: Azure Media Services v3 API

    Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.

    • Media Services
    • Azure Media Player
    • Services

    September 2018

    25 Sep

    Now available: Azure Media Services’ Video Indexer

    Azure Media Services’ AI-based media metadata extraction service is now generally available.

    • Azure Machine Learning service
    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Services

    May 2018

    21 May

    Azure Media Services and Video Indexer

    Azure Media Services and Video Indexer make it easy to integrate advanced media processing and AI-based media metadata extraction on your apps and workflows.

    • Media Services
    • Video Indexer
    • Features

    December 2017

    8 Dec

    Media Services SDKs for Java and PHP support Azure Active Directory Authentication

    Azure Media Services client SDKs for both Java and PHP now support Azure Active Directory authentication.

    • Media Services
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools

    November 2017

    7 Nov

    Azure Media Services October 2017 updates

    The October 2017 release of Azure Media Services includes updates for file-based encoding and media analytics.

    • Media Services
    • Services

    January 2017

    11 Jan

    Standard streaming endpoints and Azure Content Delivery Network integration

    A standard streaming endpoint eliminates the complexity of streaming endpoints by giving you the scale and robustness you need without making you worry about streaming units.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Media Services
    • Features

    November 2016

    23 Nov

    Custom reports for Verizon Standard and Premium profiles

    You can now find custom reports in the supplemental management portal for both Verizon profile types.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Media Services
    • Features

    July 2016

    28 Jul

    General availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services

    Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    June 2016

    9 Jun

    General Availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services

    If you want to stream premium content to Apple TV, you need to use Apple FairPlay Streaming (FPS) technology. Building this solution can be tedious – that’s why we’re offering this new service.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Services

    May 2016

    12 May

    Public preview: Media Analytics for Azure Media Services

    Media Analytics is a collection of speech and vision services that makes it easier for organizations and enterprises to derive actionable insights from their video files through advanced machine learning technology.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Services

    February 2016

    17 Feb

    General availability: Google Widevine modular license delivery in Azure Media Services

    You can now apply common encryption with Widevine or Microsoft PlayReady to help protect your premium content.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    October 2015

    2 Oct

    General availability: Live Encoding for Azure Media Services

    Live Encoding for Azure Media Services expands on our live cloud platform.

    • Media Services
    • Features

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