Migration overview to MK/IO

Discover how you can achieve a smooth transition to MK/IO.

Seamless transition, uncompromised performance

Welcome to the new era of streaming and content management with MK/IO, a cutting-edge platform powered by Mediakind. With our primary goal being your effortless transition, we have developed an intuitive migration process from your current AMS setup to our advanced platform. We understand the importance of uninterrupted service and quality, and hence, have streamlined this migration to be as lightweight and seamless as possible.

Easing the transition

One of the most significant challenges when migrating to a new platform is adapting to a different API structure. Recognizing this, we’ve made a conscious decision to mirror the API structure of your original setup on our platform.

With native support for AMS API v3, this means that you only need to change the API endpoints (URLs) in your code. The rest remains consistent, allowing your systems to interact with our platform exactly as they did with your previous service.

Migration process for MK/IO supported services

As you look to migrate your existing AMS services to MK/IO, this guide can help you through this transition. The following details the steps needed to migrate services which are supported by MK/IO today, so that you can get started moving your existing services today.

Migrate your Azure Media Services assets — If you have an existing library of encoded assets that you stream directly from AMS, you can easily migrate them directly into MK/IO. This page shows how you can step through this process and import your existing assets directly into MK/IO.

Set up your streaming endpoints — Providing an origin service to deliver your content to your required end points (CDN etc), you can create the streaming locator services in MK/IO to reflect your current setup in AMS. This enables a simple transition when linking your assets to a URL to provision access to your content.

Set up your streaming locators — To enable access to your content, MK/IO supports the definition of streaming locators. These operate in exactly the same way as they do in AMS. This shows how you can create these as part of your asset creation process, to enable your content to be streamed directly from MK/IO.

 Migration process for beta services

As MK/IO goes into our official launch phase, we have some migration services in beta phase still. These are available for initial testing, but not yet ready for live production workflows. Things are moving fast at MK/IO, so keep updated with us as services move from development, to beta, to launch.

Convert your Live Event passthrough

Live streaming is core to MK/IO. The first service enabled for this, will be pass through streaming. Here we talk through how to deliver your encoded video streams directly to MK/IO as you do with AMS today, and package and deliver them as live streaming events to your audience. Still in testing today, we will enable this for full production in the coming days.

Future services coming soon!

We have lots of exciting services planned for MK/IO, so keep updated! Here are some of the key services we are working on in the background, with plans to bring into beta and production launch in the coming weeks. Sign up and register and we will keep you updated as they come online for you to test, integrate with and migrate over to from your existing AMS services as seamlessly as possible.

Convert your current VOD transcode workflows

MK/IO will support the dynamic transcoding of assets into ABR encoded streams that can be processed, hosted and streamed to your audience. More info to follow soon!

Migrate your DRM configuration

Protecting and securing all content processed is core to MK/IO. We will enable you to encrypt your assets and live streams exactly as you can with AMS today. Providing keys for FairPlay, Widevine and Playready, along with support for AES-128, you will be able to deliver content to all OTT devices with the maximum levels of content security. More info to follow soon!

Simple ‘how-to’ use cases

Every customer’s needs are unique. To help ensure you find relevant information quickly, we will be creating use-case specific ‘how-to’ articles for building new workflows with MK/IO. We’ll keep you updated via the homepage, or come back here to check on availability!

Ready, Steady. Migrate (July 11th 2023)

We've made every effort to ensure the migration process to our platform is as effortless as possible. With our rich documentation, we aim to guide you through each step of the process and ensure a smooth transition.


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