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Azure Media Services

4.3
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Azure Media Services is an extensible cloud-based platform that enables developers to build scalable media management and delivery applications.

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Azure Media Services review by Rahul M.
Rahul M.
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"Azure Media Player: Stream on Multiple devices with just One player"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Azure Media Services allows for content to be served up with DASH, Smooth Streaming and HLS streaming formats to playback content. Azure Media Player takes into account these various formats and automatically plays the best link based on the platform/browser capabilities. Azure Media Services also allows for dynamic encryption of assets with common encryption (PlayReady or Widevine) or AES-128 bit envelope encryption. It can be easily integrated into web and app solutions and gives you integrated content protection.

What do you dislike?

Azure Media Player only supports media streams from Azure Media Services, hence outside streams are not allowed here.Flash Fallback features are not available on this tech due to platform restrictions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Azure Media Player is easy to set up. It only takes a few moments to get basic playback of media content from your Azure Media Services account. It supports most popular screens and devices, and it automatically chooses the best playback format.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure Media Player utilizes industry standards, such as HTML5, Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to provide an enriched adaptive streaming experience. When these standards are not available on a device or in a browser, Azure Media Player uses Flash and Silverlight as fallback technology and makes your work easy.

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Azure Media Services review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Mostly is included with other Azure services purchased"

What do you like best?

we really never cared how much data we let employees upload to services like Stream because AMS offered so much space to us. it was also very easy to manage. some features are missing but thats what you get with cloud solutions, less customizations but more space. we're in the process of testing large video streming to 1000s of employees.

What do you dislike?

for such a cloud solution you can tell there some lack of stability. Microsoft always does that. they work on a product but don't develop it all the way. You can find a number of bugs but won't be fixed quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easier to manage than google and aws and other cloud media services. if you already use azure or ms services then you will already be used to some of this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streaming and saving videos in the cloud instead of using our in house services that cost a lot and not easy to use.

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Azure Media Services review by User in Broadcast Media
User in Broadcast Media
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"Great streaming service "

What do you like best?

Azure media provides the best broadcast streaming service for a large platform . Software is efficient and is multi functional. Azure provides accessiblity and scalability and is cost effective . Easy to access on mobile platforms

What do you dislike?

The system may be difficult to operate to those who are not knowlegable in broadcast IT streaming services . However Azure has great customer support that assist with any problems that you may face

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems that are being solved with Azure Media Services is not being able to stream to a large platform primarily through mobile outlets. Benefits that Azure provides are making my company’s content to local and worldwide audiences

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