An Encoder converts media files into multiple formats and renditions for enabling the user to play it on multiple devices/platforms. Azure Media Services transcodes media files in limited formats and renditions. AMS provides storage, transcoding as well as streaming endpoints. VIDIZMO offers its users to view and update configuration settings of pre-configured Encoding Providers due to evolving business requirements.
To learn more about Encoding, see: Understanding Encoding in VIDIZMO.
Before you start
- Administrators and Managers can view and edit configured Azure Media Services (AMS) Encoder.
- Any mistakes while configuring the encoding service provider can break the encoding process and lead to playback issues.
Azure Portal Configuration
Here, you need to manually set up your Azure media services account so that you are able to update related configuration details in VIDIZMO portal.
1. Create a media services account and associate it with the Azure storage account you want to use with the encoding service.
2. Next, you need to authenticate VIDIZMO Application to connect with your AMS Account. As mentioned, copy the Azure AD Tenant Domain, REST API Endpoint, Media Services resource, Application ID and Client Secret for later use in VIDIZMO portal.
VIDIZMO Portal Configuration
1. From the Portal's Homepage
i. Click on the navigation menu on the top left of your screen.
ii. Expand Admin tab.
iii Click on Control Panel.
2. From the Manage Portal navigation pane in Control Panel:
i. Expand the Encoding tab.
ii. Select Encoding Providers.
iii. This displays the name of the Encoding Provider that you configured initially through Setup Wizard, see: Understanding Setup Wizard.
iv. Enter the endpoint URL for your Media Service Resource created in your Azure Account.
v. The domain of the dedicated instance for your respective organization's active directory.
vi. The Azure AD tenant endpoint at which requests can be made for user authentication following which Azure AD issues a token to access resources.
vii. The URL via which the application makes REST API calls (HTTP requests) to Azure Media Services.
viii. The respective Application ID of your Account. This can be found in Azure portal.
ix. The Client Secret generated against your Client/Application ID in your Azure portal. The client ID and client secret are required to get the access token in this scenario.
x. Click on the Update button to save changes.
A notification will appear briefly stating: Encoding Provider has been Updated Successfully.