Jan 24 2018 04:23 AM
Jan 24 2018 04:23 AM
Apologies if an update has appeared elsewhere but we are keen to gain access to the Stream API details. Are the API details now published?
Also in our scenario, our storage will be beyond the storage allocated by default. Can someone share details of the costs beyond what is provided with E3 licenses?
We have a project ready to go and Microsoft don't seem to be progressing in line with previous updates.
Jan 24 2018 05:08 AMSolution
We do not have public Stream APIs available at this time. We hope to start on them in 2018 Q2/Q3.
For what you get with the E3 license see this document:
Basically you get everything in Stream except ability to search on the transcript of the video, that is E5, Stream P2, or an add-on for E3.
You don't pay for how often you play a video, you just have a quota on how many videos you upload and can buy more storage quota if you run out: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/license-overview#storage
Jan 24 2018 05:48 AM
Jan 24 2018 06:04 AM
You get 500 GB for your tenant and then pooled 0.5 GB per licensed user.
500 GB + (# of users * 0.5GB) = total pooled storage
I'm not sure how many users you have in your organization but you'll need to do the math above to see how much storage you have. Or if you go into Stream admin settings we show you the amount of storage you have available there.
But to the other part of your question, you are correct. We only count the original uploaded video against that pooled storage quota. So if you compress your uploaded videos before uploading you'll use your storage most efficiently.
On the transcoding / playback side we analyze your input video and won't output bitrates for adaptive streaming higher than the resolution and bitrate of your input video. So if you are concerned with playback bitrate sizes lowering those on your upload video will also lower them on the playback side after we transcode.
Jan 24 2018 08:09 AM
Jan 24 2018 08:17 AM
I'm sorry I can't give you more concrete promise. Since we haven't started development on them I can't make a committed promise to you. I can tell you that doing public APIs on Stream is a high priority for us as is getting as many customers as possible from O365 Video to Stream in 2018.
May 01 2018 05:46 AM
I understand that the Microsoft Stream APIs are now available. Could you point us to the relevant documentation ?
May 01 2018 05:13 PM
Aug 22 2018 01:46 PM
We would definitely like to beta test the Stream API.
Looking for search methods that return item information including the URL back to it.