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  • Question

  • Does Windows Azure Media Services Support Multicast Streaming????
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:01 PM

Answers

  • Windows Azure Media Services does not yet support live streaming, so no.  FYI, multicast over the Internet is extremely impractical, so in general it is better to focus on CDN delivery of content to a wide range of clients.
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:49 PM

All replies

  • Windows Azure Media Services does not yet support live streaming, so no.  FYI, multicast over the Internet is extremely impractical, so in general it is better to focus on CDN delivery of content to a wide range of clients.
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:49 PM
  • Thanks for yr reply David. I read in few forums that WAMS is taking its step to support live streaming. Do you have any idea as when live streaming support be released.?
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:17 AM
  • Live streaming won't be for a number of months still.
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:24 PM
  • Multicast streaming is a feature of Windows Media Services that lets you deliver streaming content on a closed internal network from a media server. Multicast streaming uses special multicast-enabled routers to deliver streams to an IP address that all clients subscribe to. For more information about multicast streaming, see Delivering content as a multicast stream.

    As of this writing, multicast streaming is supported by Windows Media Services, but not by IIS Media Services or Windows Azure Media Services.
    Monday, May 25, 2020 11:34 AM
  • FYI, at this point both Windows Media Services 2008 R2 and IIS Media Services 4.1 are out of support.  Additionally, Azure Media Services (formerly Windows Azure Media Services) does have live streaming support.  However, the product team has no plans to include multicast support.  Multicast is impractical on the open Internet.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:11 PM