Live Streaming with Azure Media Services – Part 1

 One of the most frequent question that I receive from the discussion with customer and partner that are starting to adopt cloud services for media delivery, is about live streaming with Azure Media Service (AMS). Typical questions are about high availability ,  how to maintain the publishing URL for long running live streming, also in…

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Monitoring and Management services in IIS Transform Manager 1.0 Beta

IIS Transform Manager 1.0 – Beta refresh is available for download. IIS Transform Manager (IIS TM) is a new component of the next version of the IIS Media Services platform and provides a simple integrated video encoding/encrypting and batch conversion and transformation of video files. IIS Transform Manager integrates directly with Expression Encoder 4 to…

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Multi-language audio with IIS Smooth Streaming: An example from Radiovaticana Live Streaming

One of many useful features that comes with IIS Media Services 4.0 and Smooth Streaming is the ability to stream live and on-demand content with multiple language audio tracks that are selectable by the viewer.  An example of this capability is the recent schedule of events that Vatican Radio (http://www.radiovaticana.org/) delivered  during the last month….

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Internet Explorer 9: Misurare le performance nelle pagine Web

La misura delle performance all’interno delle pagine Web per la parte client dell’esecuzione delle nostre pagine è uno dei temi da sempre più complessi nello sviluppo web. Avere degli strumenti che consentano di raccogliere feedback sul funzionamento delle nostre pagine, nelle diverse condizioni di utilizzo, sia nello sviluppo che durante l’esercizio della nostra applicazione anche all’interno dei…

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IIS Media Services: Live Smooth Streaming, Fault Tolerance and Architecture

A frequent question that I received is about suggested architecture for live Smooth Streaming and fault tolerance during a live streaming. With this post I would try to explain in a simple way some details about Live Smooth Streaming and summarize architecture and suggestions for deliver robust Live Streaming with IIS Media Services (IIS MS)….

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Integrated Media Platform: Smooth Streaming Media Element for Windows Phone 7 and SMF 2.2

In my previous post I introduced vision of integrated Media Platform coming with IIS Media Services 4.0 (IIS MS 4.0) and IIS Transform Manager (IIS TM) that could permit to have a single infrastructure, able to deliver content to PC, MAC, Windows Phone 7, Apple devices (iPhone ad iPad) , STB, conntected TV , etc….

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IIS Media Services 4: Integrated Media Platform, Streaming for PC, Windows Phone , TV and iPhone™ / iPad™ with a Single Platform

After my post  Rainet and FIFA World Cup I received questions about support in IISMS4 (IIS Media Services 4)   for iPhone™\iPad™. One of the mission of IISMS is offering an Integrated Media Platform that give to users possibility to use a single encoder and a single backend that could permit to serve videos to a…

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ReplayTv service on Rai TV web site with Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming

Another important service was recently released from Rainet: Replay TV service. Replay TV on the Rai TV website repurposes the last 7 days of the three main Rai channels as VOD content delivered with Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming. In addition, 24/7 live streaming are simulcast from the same three channels and also delivered using…

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Rainet leverages Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming for FIFA World Cup

During the last FIFA World Cup 2010 Rainet, the internet company of RAI, the Italian public broadcaster, leveraged Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming to delivering live and on-demand HD streaming from this event on their Rai Sport and Rai.tv portals. Below are some pictures from the Rai Sport website dedicated to this event:   During…

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Windows Azure Hello World !!

Il cloud computing è una delle nuove e più interessanti frontiere del mondo dell’IT che si sta oramai affermando come una realtà e che promette di trasformare in modo significativo, la disponibilità delle classiche risorse che oggi cerchiamo in un hardware e in un sistema operativo installati in un data center locale. Con lo sviluppo…

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