Discuss Windows Azure Media Services features; including encoding, encryption, Services SDK, REST APIs, On-Demand streaming, content protection, partners, and Live streaming. Also discuss client SDKs / Porting kits for Windows 8, Silverlight, Windows Phone, iOS and other embedded devices.
We have a User Voice site that we have been using for IIS Media Services on-premises for many years that we would like to direct our customers to post new feature requests and vote on features for Azure Media Services as well. We decided to mix the customer feature list, as many of the same feature requests will impact both our cloud and on-premises solutions for Media Services.
Please post your feature requests to our User Voice Media Services site here:
You can now monitor your usage of On-Demand Streaming for your media services accounts via the following three metrics that are now available via the Azure Media Services dashboard.
Streaming Data Out - Indicates how many Bytes of egress data has been used for On-Demand Streaming.
Streaming HTTP Errors - Indicates how many HTTP Errors have occured. This includes server errors (e.g. HTTP 500 caused by blob store or a media services component) as well as typical client errors (e.g. HTTP 404 or 403). In a future update we will provide additional granularity so that you can track these errors individually.
Streaming Requests - Indicates how many requests for data have been made for on-demand streaming.
If there are other metrics that you would like to see available for on-demand streaming, add the request to our uservoice board - https://azuremediaservices.uservoice.com/
By default every Media Services account can scale up to a max of 5 Encoding and 5 On-Demand Streaming Reserved Units. You can request a higher limit via a support ticket if your business needs are not met with 5. Note that billing will still be based on the actual number of Reserved Units you have provisioned in your account. In other words, if your max is 50 Encoding Reserved Units in your account but you scale it down to 10 you will only billed for 10.
To open a support ticket please following the instruction below
1) Log in to your Azure account at http://manage.windowsazure.com
3) Click on "Get Support"
4) Select your subscription
5) Under support type select "Technical"
6) Click on "Create Ticket"
7) Select "Windows Azure Media Services" in the product list presented on the next page
8) Select "Media Processing" as "Problem type" and then select "Reservation Units" under category
9) Click Continue
10) Follow instructions on next page and then enter details about how many Reserved Units you need and which kind (i.e. Encoding or On-Demand Streaming).
11) Click submit and you are done with opening your ticket
WAMS Service Management APIs are now live on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn167014.aspx
Please refer to my blog for breaking changes for WAMS .NET SDK GA.
Please let me know if you couldn't follow it to fix your code.
Starting today, January 14, 2013 the following media processors have updated version numbers and GUID identifiers. The task presets for the Windows Azure Media Encoder remain unchanged from the last update.
|Windows Azure Media Encoder||220.127.116.11||70bdc2c3-ebf4-42a9-8542-5afc1e55d217|
|Windows Azure Media Packager||18.104.22.168||a2f9afe9-7146-4882-a5f7-da4a85e06a93|
|Windows Azure Media Encryptor||22.214.171.124||38a620d8-b8dc-4e39-bb2e-7d589587232b|
Additionally the REST API version 1.0 will be deprecated. This means that if you are using the version 1.0 of the .Net SDK it will begin to fail. You should update immediately to the most recent version of the SDK by using the NuGet package. See the NuGet package announcement below.
The Media Services team is excited to announce the general availability (GA) release of Windows Azure Media Services. This release is now live in production, supported by a new media services dev center, backed by an enterprise SLA, and is ready to be used for all media projects.
Check out Scott Guthrie's blog post on some of our new features here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/01/22/announcing-release-of-windows-azure-media-services.aspx
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Preview release the last 6 months and gave us great feedback, and please keep the feedback coming on this forum.