Announcing Azure Media Player
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Reach the most popular devices with a single development experience
What is Azure Media Player?
Try it now!
Visit https://aka.ms/azuremediaplayer to see a working, interactive, demo of the player. See the power of Azure Media Player by accessing the site from your PC, Mac, and popular mobile devices! You can (1) try out the samples provided or (2) you can even playback your own URLs from Azure Media Services, by pasting the .ism/manifest file in the URL section and clicking “update player”. Once you have updated your configuration, (3) click update, and watch your media playing back!
- One player to reach your popular devices
- On demand playback from Azure Media Services
- Live playback from Azure Media Services
- No more questioning which formats to use with which players on what devices
- Automatic platform detection and playback of the best format for your device
- HTML5 playback with auto-fallback to Flash, Silverlight and Native browser capabilities
- Easily integration into your web and app solutions
- Quickly get started with familiar HTML
- Integrated content protection
- Playback of AES-128 envelope encrypted content from Azure Media Services
- Playback of PlayReady content from Azure Media Services with capable platforms
- A fully featured media player with standard controls like play, pause, full screen, etc right out of the box
Click here for a full list of features.
Start using Azure Media Player today, FOR FREE!
Okay, you are now probably wondering, how much does it cost and how do I get access to it? Azure Media Player is free to all Azure Media Services customers for use with their streamable content from their Media Services account. Azure Media Player is easy to set up. It only takes a few moments to get basic playback of media content from your Azure Media Services account.
Step 1: Add the CDN hosted player scripts to the of your HTML page
Simply paste the following scripts in thesection of your HTML page.
As Azure Media Player evolves, there will be different versions available. To get access to the latest version, simply change “1.3.0” in the above to the latest player version. Player versions can be obtained here.
Step 2: Add the HTML video tag to your page
Next, simply use the
That’s it! You can now stream your videos on your webpage. Wasn’t that simple? To see a live example of the above, click here.
Behind the Scenes
You might be asking, I only specified a SMOOTH streaming url, how can it be playing everywhere? Azure Media Player utilizes its knowledge of Azure Media Services, and automatically rewrites the URL to correctly playback DASH, SMOOTH and HLS formats depending on the device/browser capabilities. That means no extra work for you!
Advanced setup of Azure Media Player and API docs
For more advanced scenarios, including content protection, check out the documentation. Samples are also provided to help with your development.
Providing Feedback and Feature Requests
Azure Media Player will continue to grow and evolve, adding more features and enabling more scenarios. To help serve you better, we are always open to feedback, new ideas and appreciate any bug reports so that we can continue to provide an amazing service with the latest technologies. Remember to read through the documentation and check out the samples first; they are there to help make your development easier. To request new features, provide ideas or feedback, please submit to User Voice for Azure Media Player. If you have and specific issues, questions or find any bugs, drop us a line at email@example.com.
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