Which ingest formats are available?

This page outlines what is expected of ‘ingest’, how the origin reads audio/video from file (VOD) or from an encoder (Live).

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VOD Ingest

For VOD the ingest formats are outlined in the Supported Ingest section of the factsheet.

The preferred input format is fragmented MP4 (ISO BMFF).

The Recommended VOD Settings section outlines the best practices when it comes to encoding profiles, captions and subtitles or playout options for VOD in the different formats.

The Encoding Requirements apply to VOD the same as they apply to Live.

LIVE Ingest

For Live the preferred ingest format is according the Live Media and Metadata Ingest Protocol IETF draft.

It is possible to use the Azure Media Services fragmented MP4 live ingest specification specification as well, including the January 2018 HEVC addendum. However, note that the March 2018 SCTE-35 addendum is non-conforming and not supported.

The Recommended LIVE Settings section outlines the best practices when it comes to VOD in the different formats.

The Encoding Requirements do apply.