Windows Azure Media Services in Build 2013 – DASH preview through Dynamic Packaging, Win 8 client update, Live Streaming and more

It has been over 8 months since the last Build was held in Seattle. I am preparing my Build presentation and started to realize how much progress our services made. Here is some major new features I want to share with you. As I promised, all code demo are available here for download:

Dynamic Packaging with MPEG-DASH live profile streaming support

What is Dynamic packaging?

This is a feature we shipped since Feb this year, which enables you to reuse your encoded video (Mp4 or Smooth streaming) to delivery multiple adaptive streaming formats such as Http-live-streaming or Smooth Streaming, by simply changing the streaming URL. Therefore, you no longer need to go through an intermediate step which packages video asset into various streaming format. And you save costs for storing them – you just need to store the encoded video once. Below it’s a diagram that demonstrates the concepts I described above. And I have a separate blog on dynamic packaging feature.

dynamic packagingMPEG-DASH streaming format is what we just added as one of the output streaming format for dynamic packaging feature.

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