Explorer 3.47.2.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Jan 16, 2017 · 9 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.47.2.0 (January 16, 2017) brings the following features and improvements :

  • Update for Content Moderator (private preview) which uses a new configuration JSON.
  • Fixes an issue with output minute multiplier calculation.
  • In some cases, a warning message was incorrectly displayed when creating a locator.

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Explorer 3.47.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Jan 11, 2017 · 14 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.47.0.0 (January 11, 2017) brings the following features and improvements :

  • Support for the new auto scaling Standard Streaming Endpoint and new enhanced CDN configuration. See the announcement here
    • Provides an option to migrate a streaming endpoint from Classic to Standard.
    • Use the new names : Standard, Classic and Premium.
    • Support for the new CDN enhanced configuration : CDN type (Verizon Standard, Verizon Premium, Akamai Standard) and profile.
  • Support for pre-fragmented output when using Azure Media encoders.
    • The output from encoding can be fragmented for better streaming performance.
    • Can be configured in the task/job option.
  • Azure Media Analytics update. Support for private preview of Video Annotation. Update to Media Indexer v2 for better language name description.
  • Update related to the new pricing model for encoding
    • Media Encoder Standard dialog box : the output minute multiplier is calculated and displayed, and the price per input minute is estimated.
  • Source code and UI has been rearchitectured for multilanguage support (some strings have been extracted to resources ; this work is not complete yet).
  • Media Services SDK updated to version 3.8.0.5.

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Explorer 3.46.1.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Dec 2, 2016 · 89 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.46.1.0 (December 2, 2016) brings the following features and improvements :

  • Bug fixes

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Explorer 3.46.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Nov 21, 2016 · 98 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.46.0.0 (November 21, 2016) brings the following features and improvements :

  • Support for new “Blob storage accounts” including hot and cool tiers
    • Only for additional (attached) storage accounts
    • Primary storage account still needs to be regular storage account and only LRS/GRS/GRS-RA is supported
    • Uploading to new blob storage accounts is supported
  • New dialog box when a single file or multiple files are uploaded
    • User can select the destination storage account, storage encryption or not, single asset option
  • Update to Azure Media Telemetry
  • Support for JSON semaphore file in Watchfolder
  • Added support for Japanese in Media Indexer v2
  • Documentation links update
  • Updated the Media Services SDK to version 3.8.0.3
  • Bug fixes

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Explorer 3.45.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Nov 14, 2016 · 111 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.45.0.0 (November 14, 2016) brings the following features and improvements :

  • Update for Media Encoder Standard (MES)
    • Update to audio only presets
    • Multi asset input support (for stitching)
    • Video rotation mode
  • Minor update to Azure Media Analytics
  • Dynamic Encryption
    • It's now possible to select an existing delivering policy and key authorization policy in Dynamic Encryption Wizard and Asset info, as it is recommended to reuse existing policies.
  • File name check when uploading a file
  • Support for calling an API in Watchfolder (to call an Azure logical app, for example)
  • Bug fixes, links update

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Explorer 3.44.1.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Sep 9, 2016 · 140 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.44.1.0 (September 9, 2016) brings the following features and improvements :

  • New Import from SAS Container Path option
    • AMS Explorer now generates SAS locators that include the list permission
    • A SAS Container Path can be used to import an asset to the current AMS account. This is useful to share multiple files asset or a live archive with another user using only one URL.
  • Additional advanced features with Media Encoder Standard (MES)
    • Insert black video, non interleaved mode for audio streams
  • Update to Azure Media Analytics (Redaction, Face detection)
  • Bug fixes

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Explorer 3.44.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Sep 8, 2016 · 143 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.44.0.0 (September 8, 2016) brings the following features and improvements :

  • New Import from SAS Container Path option
    • AMS Explorer now generates SAS locators that include the list permission
    • A SAS Container Path can be used to import an asset to the current AMS account. This is useful to share multiple files asset or a live archive with another user using only one URL.
  • Additional advanced features with Media Encoder Standard (MES)
    • Insert black video, non interleaved mode for audio streams
  • Update to Azure Media Analytics (Redaction, Face detection)

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Explorer 3.43.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Aug 26, 2016 · 157 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.43.0.0 brings the following features and improvements :

  • Support for Azure Media Telemetry (Private Preview - activated on selected accounts)
    • initial configuration, update and deletion (management menu)
    • loading and displaying telemetry data for Streaming Endpoints and Channels
    • Media Services Account ID field added to the logon window
  • Video Cropping with Media Encoder Standard (MES)
  • Visual Region Editor
    • This editor displays the asset thumbnails and provides a way to define the cropping region for MES, and detection regions for Media Analytics OCR and Motion Detection
    • Supports rectangles and polygones when available
    • Uses the output of an "asset analysis job" which generates 100% resolution thumbnails. Settings can be changed in options.
  • New First Quality Bitrate for HLS setting in filters
  • New tab in job details that displays the input and output assets
  • New single asset output option in advanced processing / process asset(s) with multiple processors
  • Locators can be cloned (same ID) when copying an asset between two accounts in two regions
  • Credentials can be exported and imported using JSON files
  • Fixes an issue with displayed type of multi MP4 files asset
  • FairPlay support is GA. Specific icon for FairPlay protected assets
  • Updated the Media Services SDK to version 3.7.0.1
  • Bug fixes and improvements

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Explorer 3.42.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Jul 5, 2016 · 213 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.42.0.0 brings the following features and improvements :

  • Detects WebVTT subtitles in the asset and pass them automatically to Azure Media Player
  • Support for semaphore files in the watch folder mechanism for multi files asset upload.
    • The semaphore is a XML file, compatible with the ones created by Rozhet. A sample file is provided.
    • When a semaphore file is dropped to the watch folder, AMSE reads and uploads the listed files as a single asset.
  • Media Analytics
    • Update to Motion Detection (Media Analytics) to support new settings and features.
    • A future version of AMSE will provide a visual regions editor to define regions for OCR and Motion Detection
    • Update to other media analytics processors to display the JSON generated configuration
  • In the tranfer tab, it's possible to manage dynamically the number of concurrent transfers : 1/2/3/4/unlimited
  • New option to upload file(s) to asset(s) from the asset menus
  • Adds a resize anchor to several Windows
  • Adds support for manifest generation with m4a files
  • Bug fixes and improvements

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Explorer 3.41.0.0

@xpouyat xpouyat released this Jun 8, 2016 · 247 commits to master since this release

Azure Media Services Explorer is a tool for Windows that does upload, download, process, encode, package, and stream assets and live channels with Azure Media Services. Source code is also provided.

A general description is available here and there is a blog post on live encoding and Explorer.

There are also some nice Azure Media Services Step-by-Step tutorials using Azure Media Services Explorer.

Contact: amse@microsoft.com

Version 3.41.0.0 brings the following features and improvements :

  • Support for Apple FairPlay content protection
    • See the announcement
    • Note : you can run the Dynamic Encryption wizard several times if you want to setup multiple content protection schemes. For example : PlayReady/Widevine for DASH, PlayReady for Smooth and FairPlay for HLS. It's not possible to setup two different encryption schemes for the same protocol.
    • Note : FairPlay uses a key which is different from the CENC key. So it's not possible to have the same key id for the CENC and FairPlay keys.
  • Azure Media Video OCR private preview. Supported languages includes Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
  • Azure Media Content Moderator private preview
  • Other Media Analytics update
    • Minor UI update
    • New option to copy the subtitles generated by Indexer to the source asset (copy is done by AMSE after the completion of the job)
    • If the source asset contains a primary file which is not an audio/video file, AMSE proposes to change the primary file to an audio/video file in order to take it as a source by the processor.
  • Support for custom AES key delivery URL when key is delivered by AMS
    • used by some customers in order to cache the key with a CDN
  • Adds support for Ignore708Captions setting for live channels
  • Critical performance improvement in the live tab when listing programs related to channel
  • New features for transfers : transfers can be cancelled, and completed transfers can be cleared
  • Fixed some issues with live archive copy. Better displays and manages the fragmented flag, and displays some warning when doing live archive copy
  • Reorganization of the asset menu
  • Updated the Media Services SDK to version 3.6.0
  • Bug fixes and improvements

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