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    October 2019

    Oct 3

    Azure Media Indexer is being retired

    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.

    • Media Services
    • Retirements

    September 2019

    Sep 18

    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
    Sep 18

    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
    Sep 4

    Legacy media encoders are being retired on 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
    • Retirements

    August 2019

    Aug 6

    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

    Jun 12

    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
    Jun 4

    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

    May 6

    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

    Dec 19

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

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

    • Media Services
    • Services

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    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

    Sep 25

    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

    May 21

    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

    Dec 8

    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

    Nov 7

    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

    Jan 11

    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

    Nov 23

    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

    Jul 28

    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

    Jun 9

    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

    May 12

    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

    Feb 17

    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

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