Live Encoding for Azure Media Services expands on the industry-proven live cloud platform. It can be combined with dynamic packaging, dynamic encryption, sub-clipping, dynamic manifest manipulation, ad-marker insertion, and near-seamless live/on-demand capabilities to build comprehensive live and cloud DVR workflows.
Common use cases include event-based streaming with dynamic ad insertion, plus streaming with cloud DVR requirements. This is a public preview of the same Live Encoding technology that is used to power digital coverage of large events, such as Super Bowl XLIX and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
- Live encoding of a single bitrate live feed into an adaptive bitrate stream
- Ability to ingest a live feed over RTP protocol (MPEG transport streams), RTMP, and Smooth Streaming
- Ability to control insertion of slates and to signal ad insertions to the client
- Thumbnail previews of the live feed
For more information, please visit the Media Services
page or read the blog post, An introduction to Live Encoding with Azure Media Services