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Azure Media Indexer is being retired



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; and 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 the service, we integrate a centralised speech-to-text model with Microsoft that is dramatically more advanced then the Indexer speech-to-text model. Because Video Indexer capabilities replace and provide more capabilities and advancements in speech-to-text, languages, translations, speaker identification and more, we are retiring: * The legacy Azure Media Indexer v1 on **1 March 2023**. This was previously communicated as 1 October 2020. * The Azure Media Indexer v2 preview on **1 January 2020**. **How does this affect me?** After the retirement dates above, applications that you have developed using Media Indexer 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 Azure Video Indexer capabilities through the [Video Indexer v2 REST API]( or the Audio Analyzer preset in the [Azure Media Services v3 API](, before the retirement date: * 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 Services Indexer. * Media Services * Retirements * [ Media Services](