Now available: Live Encoding for Azure Media Services

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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 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. Features include:

  • 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.

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