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Migration Guide

Azure Media
Services Migration

Seamlessly migrate from AMS and customize our solutions to your workflow, enabling you to stream live and on-demand content with Bitmovin over the azure cloud, across any device in the highest quality.

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Feature Streams (end-to-end streaming solution)
Solution Access Platform Dashboard and
Complete API library
Live encoding Yes
File-based Transcoding Yes
Content Protection Signed URLs (Token Authentication), Domain restrictions
Video Resolution Standard, HD, 4K
Video Inputs Live: RTMP and RTMPS / VOD: HLS, MP4, MOV
Audio Inputs AAC, MP3
Streaming Formats MPEG-DASH, HLS
Audio Outputs AAC, MP3
Cloud Storage Azure Blob Storage
Content Delivery Network Azure CDN & Azure Front Door (Coming Soon)
Additional Features Features: Subtitles, Live-to-VOD, Trimming,
Monetization (Pre-roll, Mid-roll and Post-roll),
Player UI customizations, Thumbnails, Posters
Video Player Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Player
Playback Analytics Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Analytics
Device Testing Bitmovin’s Stream Lab
Available in the Azure Marketplace Yes

Select from our range of products to integrate within your custom workflow and fit to any use case.

Feature Live Encoder VOD Encoder
Solution Access Platform Dashboard and
Complete API library
Platform Dashboard and
Complete API library
Live encoding Yes NA
File-based Transcoding NA Yes
Multi-DRM and Content Encryption Playready, Widevine, Fairplay,
Marlin and AES-128
Playready, Widevine, Fairplay,
Marlin and AES-128
Forensic Watermarking NA Nagra’s Nexguard
Video Resolution Standard, HD, 4K Standard, HD, 4K, 8K
Video Inputs HLS, RTMP, RTMPS, ZIXI, SRT, DASH-IF HLS, MP4, MOV, MKV, AV1 + more
Audio Inputs AAC, Vorbis AAC, MP3, AC3 for & E-AC3
(Dolby Digital & Plus) + more
Streaming Formats MPEG-DASH, HLS MPEG-DASH, HLS, Smooth Streaming
Audio Outputs AAC, HE-AAC V1 & V2,
Vorbis and Opus
AAC, Dolby Atmos, Digital
& Plus, MP3 + more
Cloud Storage Azure Blob Storage Azure Blob Storage
Content Delivery Network Azure Front Door & Azure CDN Azure Front Door & Azure CDN
Additional Features Subtitles, Captions, SCTE-35 Signal
pass through, Live transcription,
Live-to-VOD + more
Subtitles, Captions, Content Aware Encoding,
Multi-Pass, Smart Chunking,
Dolby Vision & Atmos (HDR)
Video Player Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Player Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Player
Playback Analytics Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Analytics Pre-Integrated with Bitmovin’s Analytics
Device Testing Bitmovin’s Stream Lab Bitmovin’s Stream Lab
Available in the Azure Marketplace Yes Yes

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Fast and easy integration

From small to large teams, Bitmovin’s robust API and solution documentation gives you all of the tools you need to get set up and streaming easily on Streams

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<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bitmovin-player@8/bitmovinplayer.js"></script>
<div class="player-wrapper">
   <div id="player"></div>
</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
   var conf = {
      key: '<your_player_key_from_bitmovin-dashboard>'
   };

   var source = {     
      title: 'Art of Motion',     
      dash: 'https://bitmovin-a.akamaihd.net/content/MI201109210084_1/mpds/f08e80da-bf1d-4e3d-8899-f0f6155f6efa.mpd'   
   };

   var player = new bitmovin.player.Player(document.getElementById('player'), conf);
   player.load(source); 
</script>

Frequently asked questions

Our team of video experts are on hand to guide you through the process as you move from AMS to Streams; but as a starting point, we’ve put together this list of common questions about the retirement of Azure Media Services.

Which Azure Media Services are being retired?

Microsoft is retiring Azure Dynamic Packaging, Content Protection, VOD Encoding, Live Streaming, and Media Player.

Why is Azure Media Services being retired?

Microsoft has chosen to retire these services as part of their focus on secular growth and long-term competitiveness plans. They are also prioritizing media services solutions from the Microsoft partner ecosystem to improve access to the highest-quality services.

What does this mean for my current services in Azure?

Azure Media Services will stop working. It is essential that users migrate to alternative solutions such as Bitmovin to support their future streaming and encoding needs. It’s fairly straightforward to transition away from AMS to a SaaS solution such as Streams; and we’re here to guide you through the process alongside our ISV partners Eyevinn and Southworks.

How long do I have to change over services?

You will have until 30 June 2024 to switch over your on-demand encoding, live streaming, on-demand streaming and content protection workflows.

Where can I find more information about the retirement of AMS services?

Microsoft has prepared a retirement guide to support you in your transition from their services which you can access here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/media-services/latest/azure-media-services-retirement

What is Bitmovin Streams on Azure Marketplace?

Bitmovin on Azure Marketplace is an exciting collaboration between Bitmovin and Microsoft Azure that brings you a powerful video streaming solution. Whether you need to deliver live or on-demand content, this partnership offers cost-effective streaming, seamless workflows, and top-notch video encoding capabilities.

What are the benefits of using Bitmovin Streams on Azure?

When you choose Bitmovin on Azure, you unlock a world of benefits. Our industry-leading technology, including Per-Title encoding, ensures that your viewers enjoy a seamless experience across various devices. By automating the encoding process, we save you time and reduce costs, making your videos look great while managing your streaming expenses efficiently.

How can I start using Bitmovin Streams on Azure?

Starting your journey with Bitmovin on Azure is easy! Simply head to the Azure Marketplace and begin your trial. You’ll have access to Bitmovin’s Dashboard, an end-to-end video on-demand and live streaming solution. With Bitmovin, you can effortlessly upload, encode, and host your content on Azure while taking advantage of Bitmovin’s advanced video encoding features. Find out more.

Discover more Bitmovin products through Azure

Access more advanced Bitmovin workflows using the Azure Marketplace.