Azure Media Indexer v1 retiring on October 1, 2020 RRS feed

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  • We are retiring Azure Media Indexer v1 on October 1, 2020

    In September 2018, we announced the general availability of Azure Video Indexer. This service is built on the capabilities of Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search, and Cognitive Services. It enables you to extract a rich set of machine learning insights based on multiple channels of your media files, all integrated together in one call and on a shared timeline. As part of Video Indexer, we integrated a centralized speech-to-text model that is more advanced than the Azure Media Indexer v1 speech-to-text model.  

    As a result, we are retiring Azure Media Indexer v1 on October 1, 2020.

    How does this affect me?

    After October 1, 2020, any applications that you have developed using Azure Media Indexer v1 may begin experiencing errors or failed job submissions.

    What actions should I take?

    If you require a solution that provides any of the following, then you will need to update your applications to use the Video Indexer capabilities through the Video Indexer v2 REST API or the Audio Analyzer preset in the Azure Media Services v3 API, before October 1, 2020:

    • speech-to-text
    • closed captioning
    • topic inferencing
    • acoustic events
    • speaker statistics
    • keyword and brand extraction
    • translation
    • or anything else from our full list of insights

    If you only need speech-to-text capabilities then you will need to update your applications to use the Cognitive Service Speech API.  

    If you are in our Azure Government cloud, these replacement options will be available in the coming months. 

    Learn more about the retirement of Azure Media Indexer.

    If you have questions, please contact us.
    Friday, October 4, 2019 9:58 PM