How to get a Media Processor instance


Media Processors are a component that handles a specific video or audio processing task, such as encoding, format conversion, encrypting, or decrypting media content. All tasks submitted to Media Services require a media processor to encode, encrypt, or convert the video or audio content.

Azure media processors

The following topic provides lists of media processors:


When accessing entities in Media Services, you must set specific header fields and values in your HTTP requests. For more information, see Setup for Media Services REST API Development.

Connect to Media Services

For information on how to connect to the AMS API, see Access the Azure Media Services API with Azure AD authentication.

Get a media processor

The following REST call shows how to get a media processor instance by name (in this case, Media Encoder Standard).


GET$filter=Name%20eq%20'Media%20Encoder%20Standard' HTTP/1.1
DataServiceVersion: 1.0;NetFx
MaxDataServiceVersion: 3.0;NetFx
Accept: application/json
Accept-Charset: UTF-8
User-Agent: Microsoft ADO.NET Data Services
Authorization: Bearer <token>
x-ms-version: 2.17


. . .

         "Description":"Media Encoder Standard",
         "Name":"Media Encoder Standard",

Media Services learning paths

Read about the Azure Media Services learning paths:

Provide feedback

Use the User Voice forum to provide feedback and make suggestions on how to improve Azure Media Services. You also can go directly to one of the following categories:

Next Steps

Now that you know how to get a media processor instance, go to the How to Encode an Asset article which demonstrates how to use the Media Encoder Standard to encode an asset.