Windows azure media services - Adding custom meta data to Video


  • I would like to add custom meta data to the file that i am going to upload. Is there any way so that i would be able to upload the meta data along with orginal assets while ingesting via windows azure media services?
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:41 AM


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  • Hi,

    Since the issue is related to Iaas, I have moved this thread to Media Srevice forums for getting a better support.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:47 AM
  • Do you need to physically bind the metadata to the video file (example: insert a custom box to an MP4 file)? Or do you need to associate the metadata (in an XML file for example) with the video/audio file in the Asset you are creating?

    You can do either of the above during Asset creation.

    However, once you send the above asset through a media processor such as Windows Azure Media Encoder or Windows Azure Media Packager, the resultant *output* asset will not contain the metadata. You'd have to edit the output asset (manageable if your metadata is in a separate file)

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:06 AM
  • Please read this thread:

    About maintaining your metadata in a table (outside of Media Services) and simply adding a the row key into the AlternateId field of the IAsset object in Media Services.

    This design pattern provides a much more robust, scalable and extensible metadata layer. 

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:15 PM