Media Services enables you to add multiple streaming endpoints to your account and to configure the streaming endpoints. Each Media Services account has at least one streaming endpoint called default associated with it.
Streaming Endpoints used to be known as Origins.
Adding and Deleting Streaming Endpoints
- In the Management Portal, click Media Services. Then, click the name of the media service.
- Select the STREAMING ENDPOINTS page.
- Click the ADD or DELETE button at the bottom of the page. Note that the default streaming endpoint cannot be deleted.
- Click the START button to start the streaming endpoint.
Click on the name of the streaming endpoint to configure it.
Scale the Streaming Endpoint
Streaming units provide you with both dedicated egress capacity that can be purchased in increments of 200 Mbps and additional functionality which currently includes dynamic packaging capabilities. By default, on-demand streaming is configured in a shared-instance model for which server resources (for example, compute, egress capacity, etc.) are shared with all other users. To improve an on-demand streaming throughput, it is recommended to purchase Streaming Units.
To change the number of streaming units, do the following:
To specify the number of streaming units, select the SCALE tab and move the reserved capacity slider.
Press the SAVE button to save your changes.
The allocation of any new streaming units takes around 20 minutes to complete.
Currently, going from any positive value of streaming units back to none, can disable on-demand streaming for up to an hour.
[AZURE.NOTE] The highest number of units specified for the 24-hour period is used in calculating the cost. For information about pricing details, see Media Services Pricing Details.
Configuring the Streaming Endpoint
The CONFIGURE tab enables you to perform configurations as shown in this image. The description of the fields follows.
The configuration on this page will only apply to streaming endpoints that have at least one reserved unit. To reserve the on-demand streaming reserved units.
Set the maximum caching period that will be specified in the cache control header of HTTP responses. This value will not override the maximum cache value that have been set explicitly on the blob content.
Specify IP addresses that would be allowed to connect to the published streaming endpoint. If no IP addresses specified, any IP address would be able to connect.
Specify configuration for Akamai signature header authentication.
You can specify a cross domain access policy for Adobe Flash clients (for more information see, Cross-domain policy file specification. As well as client access policy for Microsoft Silverlight clients (for more information, see Making a Service Available Across Domain Boundaries.aspx).
You can also configure custom host names by Clicking the configure button. For more information, see the CustomHostNames property in the StreamingEndpont topic.