Welcome to the Azure Video Indexer Developer Portal

Get a rich set of business insights of your video and audio files in a shared timeline and readable format.
Easily extract your insights, no heavy lifting integration or machine learning knowledge needed.

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Subscribe to our API
and start indexing your media files.
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Train and fine-tune selected AI models, improve 
content accuracy, and configure your account.
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Embed widgets

Easily embed fully customized video insights, Player or Editor widgets into your applications.
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Getting started with Azure Video Indexer API


Get an access token

Create an ARM-based account and sign up for the API then get an access token.

Get ARM token Get classic token

Add your content

Add your media content using our API call below
or manually using the Video Indexer portal.

How to add a video

Extract insights

Get insights in a readable JSON file through a single API call or the Video Indexer portal.

How to get insights

Visit the Azure Video Indexer portal

Get familiar with Video Indexer's capabilities before testing our API.

Go to the web portal

Upload a video

Get a rich set of insights with just one API call



Need help?

Visit our developer support for more information.

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About us

Azure Video Indexer enables anyone with a large archive of video and audio files to automatically extract a vast set of business insights from their content, with no prior machine learning knowledge, heavy integration efforts or manual tagging needed. With just one API call, you can run a full pipeline of pre-trained fully integrated machine learning models on your content and receive the results in a human readable JSON format, on a shared timeline, in order to leverage them for deep search, accessibility and different monetization scenarios. You can also choose to embed widgets to present those business insights in your applications with minimal effort.

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2018 IABM Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award®, Design and Innovation


2018 BaM AWARD® winner in the Manage category