Hello everyone -- today we will take a look at Azure Media Services and implementation. So what is Azure Media Service? Azure Media Services (AMS) is commonly used in cloud-based media platform and can be used to build solutions which will require encoding, packaging, content-protection, as well as broadcasting. The Video Indexer enables the users to extract the metadata & insights by using in-built analysers. Azure Media Service does not store the content of the file, but it will store metadata about the content and processing jobs.
- Azure portal login subscription.
Login to your Azure portal by using following link
Select create new resource-> Web-> Media Services.
After selecting the Media services we need to provide the basic required requirements so that we get it online, now we need to configure the basic requirements given as below.
- We need to provide account name for creating service, so as mentioned in mandatory fields the account name must be in lowercase, and select the subscription .
- We can either select by creating a new resource group or use the existing resource group so it can determine the location of the storage.
- Select the geographic region for storing the media, the region stores the media content as metadata, as when we upload the files to it and select-> create.
Following to next step, now we can upload the files into Azure Media Service. In Azure Media Service, we can upload the files by using asset; this will contain all the media files. After uploading it will be stored in storage.In Media Service, select-> Assets and select-> Upload.
Now the time has come to upload the media files to storage and we can upload media files to storage by selecting desired media files in the user's PC. After selecting the file select->ok for uploading.
After successful uploading, the file has been uploaded and a dialog box will notify that the file has been successfully uploaded. Now we can encode the media files from the encode asset dialog box, for that select-> Encode and select Media encoding preset and select-> create.
After successful encoding of the file, it is ready to get online. For that select->publish, so that we can publish the media file by providing the locator type with start date and time and end time with the date. Then select-> Add.
Now we can copy the URL of uploaded media file which has been published. By copying the URL to the clip board we can use that link either for streaming online or it can be used to download the file too. Here I have used the media file to stream the file online.
So from this article I hope you learned about using Azure Media Services. Feel free to ask questions and thanks for reading.