Uploading from Microsoft Azure

In this section, we explain how you can upload and import video source files from the Microsoft Azure Storage service (http://www.windowsazure.com) into your encoding.com account.


Making preparations

To upload video files from your Azure account, you will need your Azure Shared Key and Account name. Follow these steps:


  1. In the Azure Management Console, click the Storage item on the left-side menu.



  1. At the very bottom of the page, click the Manage Keys button.



  1. A pop-up window will appear that contains your Azure Storage Account Name, Primary Access Key, and Secondary Access Key. You will need to copy both the Storage Account Name and the Primary Access Key (Shared Key).



Uploading from Microsoft Azure

Since Microsoft Azure specifies a very long key, we recommend that you directly enter each component of the path. Click the link below the textbox to reveal several input fields:

Azure Upload

To upload a source video from Azure, follow these steps:


  1. Check the Microsoft Azure box.
  2. Enter the Share Key (Primary Access Key) and Account name for your Azure storage account.
  3. Enter the Path of the source video file. You must include all container names and the full name of the file—including the extension (e.g., .mov or .wmv). Be sure to include capitalization where necessary. An example might be /videoinput/King_Lines.mov
  4. Notice that the path in the textbox now corresponds to the entries you made.
  5. After carefully reviewing all of your entries, click the Start Encoding button in the upper right corner of the page.
  6. A new status page will appear, with indications that your source video is uploading to Encoding.com. If successful, you will see a small inset listing Information about your uploaded video.


Upload Complete


  1. If you receive error messages, then return to the Start a New Job page and ensure that you made all of your entries correctly.



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