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Announcing support for Apple ProRes videos in Azure Media Services

We are pleased to announce support for Apple ProRes videos in Azure Media Services.

Today Azure Media Services is pleased to announce a significant new addition to our powerful cloud-based encoding and streaming video platform: Support for Apple ProRes videos. In addition to dozens of other source video formats already supported by the platform, you can now also upload your QuickTime source videos files that use Apple ProRes or other codecs. Once securely stored in the cloud, you can then use our Media Encoder Standard option to perform high quality cloud-based transcoding. When used in combination with Azure Media Services’ ability to dynamically package multi-bit rate MP4 content, and our new cross-platform Azure Media Player client, you can adaptively stream all of your video content for playback on any popular mobile device or browser in use today. Of course, we continue to also support the ingest, encoding, and steaming of live video content for over-the-top webcasting of real-time programming, news, and sporting events. 

Click here for more information on how to use Media Encoder Standard, and here for the updated list of supported file formats and codecs, which now includes:

  • QuickTime (.MOV) files
  • The following video codecs: Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes Proxy, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ

With the addition of Apple ProRes and QuickTime formats, Azure Media Services continues to be the industry leader in providing customers and partners with all of the components necessary to support their premium video workflows running from the cloud. From ingest to encoding to encryption to streaming to CDN to player clients, Azure Media Services is excited to power all types of next generation video and audio applications being deployed across the industry enabling expanded audiences and new revenue opportunities.