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  1. Some of the items on the video editing page are not displayed

    Video Edit page doesn't show all subtitles and ocrs. As screenshot shows, video info tells 4 ocr exists, but it shows only 3 (because of area height)

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      Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update documentation for embedding private videos

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/video-indexer/video-indexer-embed-widgets

      The steps to embed private videos appears outdated. Got a "not authorized" error even though the access token is valid.

      The steps described in the API portal seems up to date though, as it worked perfectly.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Failed job cannot be deleted

        Using the API we submitted a job and while it was being indexed we deleted the job via the API. We ended up with receiving a mail that the job failed because of invalid video format. However the job is now still listed and it cannot be deleted via the API. The failed job is still displayed in the Webgui and it can also not be deleted there.

        Please provide a way to delete such a failed job.

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          1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add technical data of video to breakdown

          Add technical video metadata to breakdown, e.g. framerate, format, codecs, per track information, exact duration, resolution, aspect ratio, bitrate, start timecode ...

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Videos etting hanged at 95% and/or restarting at 0%

            Hi, I have been trying to upload videos onto the indexer but it keeps getting hanged at 95% and/or restarting at 0%, not any one of the videos out of my list of at least 9 videos could be uploaded.

            How should I go about it?

            *The videos are about 2hrs long

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • train

              The ability to train the API to detect scenes and objects(faces, logos) according to my needs

              5 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                While Logo detection is not supported at the moment, we do recognize brands that are mentioned or appear in OCR (which does cover a category of logos where the brand name appears textually). This list of brands detected is customizable via API and will soon also appear in the UI

                Training a face for identification is spported via the API and by using the UI – just assign a name to a face in the insights panel

              • Timecode wrong for flac file

                I uploaded a flac file and downloaded the transcript. The timecode is wrong after every 5 minutes. It jumped from
                00:04:56.200 --> 00:04:59.640
                to
                00:11:51.484 --> 00:11:59.818
                Then it jumped from
                00:16:49.214 --> 00:16:50.964
                to
                00:23:42.688 --> 00:23:47.494

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How can I improve transcript quality?

                  I uploaded my private audio-only media (mp3). The generated transcript is completely different from the original ones.
                  I understand this service is a preview, but I'd like to improve the quality if there's anything to do on my side.
                  Is there any guideline to improve the transcript quality?
                  also, it's good to generate error/warning message when the AI recognizes transcript quality is bad.

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                    0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve your Video Indexer video thumbs!

                    Please, as a Microsoft "fan", I can't let this happen. The main page is full of incredible BAD snapshots from videos. I think this is NOT how we sell a product. See the attached snapshot from the https://www.videoindexer.ai/?tab=samples.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add phrases that Indexer should not censor.

                      There may be some phrases that, in the context of the video, Indexer should not censor with asterisks (*********). For example, a video of a church service should not have the words "Jesus Christ" censored, as it's a perfectly acceptable use for this type of video.

                      It would be great if we could add a list of words or phrases to not censor, or if the censoring could be turned off.

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide language captions in the video menu by default

                        Automatically have translations for the languages in the video list. Right now you have to select the language on the right hand side prior to it being listed on the video. Then it doesn't save it the next time you visit the video. For example, if I embed it which you can see I did at https://www.learnitlive.com/class/11200/Thyroid-Cooking-Class-Example,
                        the only option is for English captions. Ideally there would be a whole range of languages to choose which is available when you come to the video indexer site.

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                          Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Support for Hindi

                          Adding Hindi or Spoken Hindi(mixed with English) as the Supported language. This is so brilliant a feature for broadcasting organization like mines.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Embed of both video and cognitive insights

                            At present you can only embed either the player or cognitive insights into a webpage. There should be an option to embed both the player and cognitive insights.

                            Without this, if you search for text in the insights it won't play the part of the video you've searched for as there's no video at all against it.

                            4 votes
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                              Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Import existing edited transcripts or caption files

                                The ability to upload an already edited transcript will enable those with existing libraries to move over content without the need for further human editing.

                                Ideally VI would apply the timings, and insert them in their appropriate place on the Transcript panel.

                                3 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow setting language to "None" to skip speech recognition for unsupported languages

                                  If the audio language is not supported by the VI then the breakdown might still be useful but speech recognition does not make any sense in such case. Setting the language to "None" or "Other" or "Unsupported" would be useful.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Add edit ability for transcripts to correct auto generated transcripts

                                    Inevitably there are going to be words that are misidentified by speakers and it would be great if there was the ability to correct the speech to text manually. Perhaps this could be used to feed back into the model for training as well.

                                    This would make the transcript feature much more useful as basically it could function as an assisted transcription tool where all an editor would have to do would be to supervise the generated transcription correct the parts that were not correct and save.

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                                      Completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to re-run Cognitive process

                                      The backend Cognitive Services is continuously improving and the results will likely be improved when the same video will be uploaded again.
                                      Re-running cognitive processing to already uploaded videos will meet the situation.

                                      4 votes
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                                        Completed  ·  5 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to train face model for people not matched by celebrity database

                                        The API should expose a way to train a custom face model with provided identification for faces that were not matched against the celebrity database. Additionally, there should be a way to correlate new recognized face ID with previous instances of the unknown face (in customer db).

                                        An example API call would include a faceId (retrieved from breakdown), a name (caller provided identification), and an optional CustomId field (for application tracking, which would subsequently be returned in future breakdowns).

                                        An additional API call that would be useful would allow a batch training of the model, even before any breakdowns are…

                                        16 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add a possibility to change the sourcelanguage

                                          I accidentally set the source language to English, but it's German. And so the transcript is a little bit strange. But I haven't found any way to change the source language.

                                          3 votes
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