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  1. Memory only DVR mode for publishing point

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

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    • 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

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        • Screen Capture

          Port the Expression Encoder Screen Capture functionality in Azure Media Services. Either in the SDK download as a project or as a client side app download.

          There will always be a need for high quality Screen Capture.

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          • 6 votes
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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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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 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

                          3 votes
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                          • 2 votes
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                            • Support conversion of WMS server-side playlist files to IIS server-side playlist files

                              This feature would enable WMS admins to migrate their playlist content to IIS Media Services. Specifically, the Web Playlists feature 'Import Playlist' should support importation of .wsx playlist files. Currently, it only supports .asx playlist files.

                              2 votes
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                              • 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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                                  • Add an "interval" setting to the MP4->Smooth task

                                    The ISMT task has an “interval” value, currently set to “2”. Is there a similar parametric for the MP4->Smooth Task? If not, please add it.

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                                    • 1 vote
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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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