Understanding Media Services In Azure

This article will cover the following.

  • Brief concepts and prerequisites
  • Implementation – Create a Media Service in Azure
  • Implementation – Upload media asset and access the same.

Brief Concepts

What is Media Services in Azure?

  • It helps you to build custom media workflows in the cloud.
  • It’s an end-to-end solution that delivers audio and video virtually on any device anywhere.
  • It offers end-to-end workflow which is very highly scalable in coding, packaging, storing and distribution of media content to a wide range of devices including TV, PC, and mobile devices.


Read the following article to create an Azure account and for some basic information about Azure to get started.

Implementation – Create a Media Service

Steps to be followed,

  • Open Azure portal and click on the "Add" button. Choose "Media Services" under Web + Mobile category and then, click on "Create".
  • Fill in the details with the name with the creation of Media service.
  • Then, create a storage account and incorporate it into the service. Now, click on “OK”.
  • Then, create the Media Service.
  • See the "All resources" section and check the newly created media service.
Implementation – Upload media asset and access the same.

Steps to be followed.

  • Go to the "Assets" section and click on the "Upload" button.
  • Upload any file. Here, I have selected blank.xslx file.
  • Go to the File section and click "Publish" to publish the .xslx file.
  • Then, add the locator while publishing the URL.
  • Click on the download button and copy the URL from there.
  • As soon as you click on the browser, the "Save As" window pops up to allow you to download the .xslx file.

Happy Learning!

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