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Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups by Riccardo Becker

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Media services

With Windows Azure media services, you can build workflows for the creation, management, and distribution of media. It offers the built-in flexibility, scalability, and reliability of Windows Azure that we are already used to. You can bring quality media experience for a global audience and build your own YouTube. Features of media services include encoding, conversion, and protection of content and also streaming of media.

Setting it up

Preparing to use media services takes quite a few steps to complete, as follows:

  1. Install Windows Azure media services SDK 1.0 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=245171.
  2. Start PowerShell and change the directory to the v1.0 folder of Windows Azure media services.
  3. Run the GetMediaServicesEnv.ps1 ...

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