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).
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 Recommendations for VOD section outlines the best practices when it comes to encoding profiles, captions and subtitles or playout options for VOD in the different formats.
The Content Preparation apply to VOD the same as they apply to Live.
For Live the preferred ingest format is according to interface 1 of the Interface 1 of the DASH-IF Live Media Ingest specification (i.e., CMAF ingest).
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 Recommendations for Live section outlines the best practices when it comes to Live in the different formats.
The Content Preparation do apply.