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  1. Support Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming to Flash clients

    Make IIS Media Services a universal media delivery system by supporting Flash clients (using Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming) in addition to Apple HTTP Streaming and IIS Smooth Streaming

    109 votes
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    • Auto-Start/Restart for Publishing Points

      Touching the server to start/stop/restart live publishing points should not be required.

      88 votes
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      • Server side playlist support

        Ability to stream a collection of on demand files from a live smooth streaming publishing point. Adding a comment describing scenarios that you would like to see supported here would be very valuable.

        76 votes
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        • Server-Side Transcode Solution

          For Live Streaming, we're never in a situation where we have enough bandwidth to encode it all on-site. Need to transcode to different bitrates on the server side.

          More info...
          http://brandonpotter.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/jan-2011-state-of-the-stream/

          52 votes
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          • Audio-only Smooth Streaming

            Provide support for audio-only multiple-bit-rate (MBR) Smooth Streaming to support scenarios such as Internet radio.

            44 votes
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            • Support RTSP/RTP Encoders

              Support encoders other than ones that support IIS Smooth Streaming

              44 votes
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              • Identity management for video asset

                A way to authenticate and authorize video content to the right people. Currently, video could be viewed by everyone.

                34 votes
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                • All advanced publishing point settings exposed via UI

                  Today many publishing point configurations are only available direct manipulation of the associated .isml file (e.g. RestartOnEncoderReconnect) - complete list at http://blogs.iis.net/samzhang/archive/2010/11/01/live-smooth-streaming-publishing-point-advanced-settings.aspx.

                  22 votes
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                  • Manifest delivery to clients based on rules

                    For example, manifest delivery based on user agent allowing one to deliver a manifest with a porition of available bitrates for the same publishing point.

                    21 votes
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                    • On-the-fly re-encoding between different bitrates sets, codecs and tracks

                      For example, encode only in maximum bitrate and resolution and re-encode on server to multiple resolutions for Smooth Streaming or re-encode to VC-1 for some specific clients.

                      20 votes
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                      • 16 votes
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                          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • 16 votes
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                          • Create media from existing Azure storage container

                            It would be great if you could create assets from existing storage locations. Often customers have a large library of pre-encoded ready to stream media, with WAMS today you have to copy all this content over to a WAMS specific location. It would be awesome to just point WAMS at the existing container.

                            15 votes
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                            • 14 votes
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                              • Windows Azure Media services Should have support for Plug-ins as that of Windows Media Services on Windows 2008 and Win 2003

                                We are using Windows Media Server 2003 and 2008 for delivering videos on one of my project.

                                Authorization URL Plugin is enabled in it - By this i can generate a dynamic secure URL by forming a Hash code(With IP etc). So that the URL can not be bypassed or used by others.

                                Now i am planning to switch to Windows Azure Media Services, Can i configure Authorization Plugin or any such security for my URL inside Azure?

                                As i don't want users to access or steal my videos.

                                Best Regards,
                                Prasanth.k

                                13 votes
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                                • Playready Encrypition as a configuration and API on a pubpoint for LiveStreaming

                                  Ability to apply Playready Encrypition with a specific configuration on a pubpoint for LiveStreaming, with a provider model to acquire the key that it is necessary use. API to apply\remove encryption during live streaming.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Live plannig

                                    During the broadcast of our streams, with 4 encoder pro, to add new feeds without stopping the broadcast, with handling files that are not broadcast as the rapid shift to another, have made ​​a live studio which have we can better direct tv

                                    10 votes
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                                    • 10 votes
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                                      • Memory only DVR mode for publishing point

                                        i.e. just use memory for DVR to remove all disk activity associated with DVR mode

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Automatic watch again from archive

                                          When a live event has finished, and an archive has been created on the server, it would be very useful to have an automatic 'watch again' feature which becomes active as soon as the live event finishes

                                          8 votes
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