Media Center SharePoint Hosted App for Media Assets that exist outside of SharePoint. Note: This version only supports Azure Media Services where future versions will support other cloud Media Services.
You can play the video 2 ways:
All video properties are synchronized from the Azure Media Services, including the Azure Media Services Metadata field and the associated thumbnails for each asset. The synchronization service does a mapping of the Thumbnail jpeg asset to the video asset through the asset's name. It is important that your assets are uniquely named and you follow the Azure Media Services default Thumbnail generation task that will generate the appropriate naming convention for your thumbnail jpeg asset. Otherwise, the thumbnails will not be synchronized correctly and you will only show the default video empty thumbnail image.
The Media Center App does not currently allow bi-directional synchronization of your Media Center App Assets with Azure Media Services. This is
planned in future releases, for now you must update your Azure Media Services account with Assets and then synchronize the Media Center App with
your Azure Media Services Account. This can be accomplished in two ways:
If you navigate to the Settings page (which can be found in the drop down from the gear box on the top right corner of the Gallery App page
or in the settings of the Asset Library in its "Library" Ribbon), you will see on the right hand side of the Settings page a "Sync" section
that will allow you to set an automatica synchronization time in days.
You can also sync via the "Refresh List" button on the Gallery App Page where the thumbnails of each video exist.