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Azure Media Services provides a platform which you can use to ingest, transcode, and dynamically package and encrypt your live video for delivery. Live Transcriptions is a new feature in the Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to your viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed.
Target retirement date: January 01, 2020
A year ago we announced the general availability of Azure Video Indexer, which is built on the capabilities of Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search, and Cognitive Services. This enables you to extract a rich set of machine learning insights based on multiple channels of your media files, all integrated together in one call and on a shared timeline.
Automatic spoken language identification leverages machine learning technology to identify the different languages used in a media asset.
Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.
Target retirement date: November 30, 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 is now available in South Africa North and South Africa West regions
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.
Media Services is now available in Korea Central and Korea South.
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.
Target availability: Q1 2019
Starting December 19, 2018, we will no longer make changes or improvements to the Media Hyperlapse feature of Azure Media Services.
Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.
Azure Media Services’ AI-based media metadata extraction service is now generally available.
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.
Azure Media Services client SDKs for both Java and PHP now support Azure Active Directory authentication.
The October 2017 release of Azure Media Services includes updates for file-based encoding and media analytics.
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.
You can now find custom reports in the supplemental management portal for both Verizon profile types.
Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.
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 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.
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