Playing your content with existing players

Azure Media Services supports many popular streaming formats, such as Smooth Streaming, HTTP Live Streaming, and MPEG-Dash. This topic points you to existing players that you can use to test your streams.

The Azure portal Media Services content player

The Azure portal provides a content player that you can use to test your video.

Click on the desired video (make sure it was published) and click the Play button at the bottom of the portal.

Some considerations apply:

  • The MEDIA SERVICES CONTENT PLAYER plays from the default streaming endpoint. If you want to play from a non-default streaming endpoint, use another player. For example, Azure Media Player.

AMSPlayer

Azure Media Player

Use Azure Media Player to playback your content (clear or protected) in any of the following formats:

  • Smooth Streaming
  • MPEG DASH
  • HLS
  • Progressive MP4

Flash Player

AES-encrypted with Token

http://aestoken.azurewebsites.net

Silverlight Players

PlayReady with Token

http://sltoken.azurewebsites.net

DASH Players

http://dashplayer.azurewebsites.net

http://dashif.org

Other

To test HLS URLs you can also use:

  • Safari on an iOS device or
  • 3ivx HLS Player on Windows.

Developing video players

For information about how to develop your own players, see Developing video players

Media Services learning paths

Read about the Azure Media Services learning paths:

Provide feedback

Use the User Voice forum to provide feedback and make suggestions on how to improve Azure Media Services. You also can go directly to one of the following categories: