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.
Azure Media Player
Use Azure Media Player to playback your content (clear or protected) in any of the following formats:
- Smooth Streaming
- MPEG DASH
- Progressive MP4
AES-encrypted with Token
PlayReady with Token
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:
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: