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  1. please allow for custom live streaming ingest url

    custom url for ingesting live stream is necessary for the service we offer our customers.

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    • 1 vote
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      • Rnable Thumbnail generation using MES at specific timepoints

        Today MES uses a timestep/range scheme to generate thumbnails. However if one needs thumbnails generated at specific pre-determined timepoints in the video there is no easy way of doing this in a single job (there of course is the option of creating a job for each thumbnail - but that is overkill).

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        • 9 votes
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          • Live Channel Preview: Use HLS not Smooth Stream

            Unless I mis understand, the preview for a live channel is smooth stream only. This limits the devices my producers can use to preview a live stream before it goes live. Could the preview be HLS instead, or have it dynamic packing like the public live stream. This way I can preview on my Windows 10 Mobile and iOS devices.

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            • 1 vote
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              • Support Audio continuity without video in case of low bandwidth

                In case of Live Events, when bandwidth falls to very low and it is not possible to display the video in such scenarios, display the banner that tells the user that video is not being displayed due to very low bandwidth, but continue with the Audio

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                • HTTPS Access to locators

                  It would great to have https locators. Right now my site is all https, but we keep getting errors because my media services videos are not.

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                  • HLS Support for Android

                    Video plays, but audio does not currently play in Android with dynamic packaging. Nick mentioned in a comment that this may be solved by implementing backwards compatibility support for HLS V3.

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                    • Support CORS support so that i can configure a domain in the portal to allow javascript calls from

                      This would allow me to write a javascript web app to make calls into the azure media services.

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                      • Support altering playback speed (tempo) as part of encoding

                        Add support for altering playback speed (tempo) when encoding. Ideally audio pitch could/would be adjusted at the same time. While this would be a good feature for video I'd settle for it only being implemented on audio encoding.
                        Windows Media Encoder had a feature called 'Time Compression' which I believe was similar although I have never used it.

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                        • Provide dynamic packaging capabilities without On-Demand Streaming Reserved Units

                          Dynamic packaging is a great functionality, but On-Demand Streaming Reserved Units is quite expensive for small broadcasters.
                          Offering smaller Reserved Units could be an alternative.
                          Sheap shared units, like on Azure Web Sites could be another.

                          3 votes
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                          • 70 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.

                              33 votes
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                              • Support encoding of videos made with Lagarith Lossless Video Codec

                                Right now encoding videos created with the Lagarith codec do not work on Azure Media Services. This codec is lossless, faster and produces better compression than huffyuv and many others.

                                http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html

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                                • Provide and option to preserve SMTPE 12M timecode in Windows Azure Media Encoder

                                  Windows Azure Media Encoder currently does NOT preserve the SMPTE 12M timecode from a source file into the user data fields of the WMV(ASF) file. Please provide an option TO preserve it if present in the source file.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Tom

                                  4 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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                                    • Restructure this web site. Currently it is close to unusable: no up link, page headers are irrelevant, etc.

                                      I am not sure how it is dependent on SharePoint, but if possible, we should make documents more discoverable and at least make something like breadcrumb -- often it is hard to understand where are you in this site. Left side tree is the same, header is the same.

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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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                                        • 13 votes
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