Azure Media Services to host Video Courses

Muhammad Faisal Sharif 41 Reputation points


I want to host video courses on Azure Media Services like Udemy , Plural Sight, CBT Nuggets, there is little bit confusion in Azure Calculator, what components exactly I need to make the solution correctly?

Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.


Azure Media Services
Azure Media Services
A group of Azure services that includes encoding, format conversion, on-demand streaming, content protection, and live streaming services.
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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,926 Reputation points

    Hi Faisal,

    I will suggest you look at the detailed documentation and architecture for the AMS over here - video-on-demand-simple-portal-quickstart

    There is lots of information and the pre-reqs for this service, sample codes, deployment guide etc to assist you with your project.


    Goodluck in your project.

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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  2. John Deutscher (MSFT) 2,126 Reputation points

    You will need at least a single standard Streaming Endpoint. If you have a lot of traffic, greater than 600Mbps egress, then you would want to upgrade to more than one Premium Streaming endpoints to scale. But for starters, just calculate a single one, and monitor the metrics for CPU and egress on it to see how you are doing at first with the CDN enabled on it.

    All egress from the Streaming Endpoint is metered with the CDN egress meters when enabled. Otherwise, it would use standard data egress rates for your region/zone.

    For encoding, the pricing is pretty straightforward. There are examples in the FAQ of the pricing page.

    That's about it, other than storage costs...but that is also fairly easy for you to calculate once you know which encoding profiles you are using and you know the amount of source file sizes you need to store and for how long.

    Hope that helps!

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