api.video C# API client

api.video is the video infrastructure for product builders. Lightning fast video APIs for integrating, scaling, and managing on-demand & low latency live streaming features in your app.

Project description

api.video's C# API client streamlines the coding process. Chunking files is handled for you, as is pagination and refreshing your tokens.

Getting started


Frameworks supported

  • .NET 4.0 or later
  • Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango)


We recommend using NuGet to obtain the packages:

Install-Package RestSharp
Install-Package Newtonsoft.Json
Install-Package JsonSubTypes

NOTE: RestSharp versions greater than 105.1.0 have a bug which causes file uploads to fail. See RestSharp#742


Using Nuget

Install-Package ApiVideo

Generating the DLL yourself

Generate the DLL using your preferred tool

Then include the DLL (under the bin folder) in the C# project, and use the namespaces:

using ApiVideo.Api;
using ApiVideo.Client;
using ApiVideo.Model;

Code sample

using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System;
using System.IO;
using ApiVideo.Api;
using ApiVideo.Client;
using ApiVideo.Model;

namespace Example
    public class Example
        public static void Main()
            var apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";

            var apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient(apiKey);
            // if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
            // var apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient(apiKey, ApiVideo.Client.Environment.SANDBOX);

            var videoPayload = new VideoCreationPayload()
                title = "Example video title",
                description = "Example video description",
                mp4support = true,
                tags = new List<string>()

            var myVideoFile = File.OpenRead("my-video.mp4");

            try {
                var newVideo = apiVideoClient.Videos().create(videoPayload);
                var video = apiVideoClient.Videos().upload(newVideo.videoid,myVideoFile);
            } catch (ApiException e) {


API Endpoints

All URIs are relative to https://ws.api.video


Retrieve an instance of AnalyticsApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
AnalyticsApi analytics = client.Analytics()
Method HTTP request Description
getLiveStreamsPlays GET /analytics/live-streams/plays Get play events for live stream
getVideosPlays GET /analytics/videos/plays Get play events for video


Retrieve an instance of CaptionsApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
CaptionsApi captions = client.Captions()
Method HTTP request Description
upload POST /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language} Upload a caption
get GET /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language} Retrieve a caption
update PATCH /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language} Update a caption
delete DELETE /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language} Delete a caption
list GET /videos/{videoId}/captions List video captions


Retrieve an instance of ChaptersApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
ChaptersApi chapters = client.Chapters()
Method HTTP request Description
upload POST /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language} Upload a chapter
get GET /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language} Retrieve a chapter
delete DELETE /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language} Delete a chapter
list GET /videos/{videoId}/chapters List video chapters


Retrieve an instance of LiveStreamsApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
LiveStreamsApi liveStreams = client.LiveStreams()
Method HTTP request Description
create POST /live-streams Create live stream
get GET /live-streams/{liveStreamId} Retrieve live stream
update PATCH /live-streams/{liveStreamId} Update a live stream
delete DELETE /live-streams/{liveStreamId} Delete a live stream
list GET /live-streams List all live streams
uploadThumbnail POST /live-streams/{liveStreamId}/thumbnail Upload a thumbnail
deleteThumbnail DELETE /live-streams/{liveStreamId}/thumbnail Delete a thumbnail


Retrieve an instance of PlayerThemesApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
PlayerThemesApi playerThemes = client.PlayerThemes()
Method HTTP request Description
create POST /players Create a player
get GET /players/{playerId} Retrieve a player
update PATCH /players/{playerId} Update a player
delete DELETE /players/{playerId} Delete a player
list GET /players List all player themes
uploadLogo POST /players/{playerId}/logo Upload a logo
deleteLogo DELETE /players/{playerId}/logo Delete logo


Retrieve an instance of UploadTokensApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
UploadTokensApi uploadTokens = client.UploadTokens()
Method HTTP request Description
createToken POST /upload-tokens Generate an upload token
getToken GET /upload-tokens/{uploadToken} Retrieve upload token
deleteToken DELETE /upload-tokens/{uploadToken} Delete an upload token
list GET /upload-tokens List all active upload tokens


Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
VideosApi videos = client.Videos()
Method HTTP request Description
create POST /videos Create a video object
upload POST /videos/{videoId}/source Upload a video
uploadWithUploadToken POST /upload Upload with an delegated upload token
get GET /videos/{videoId} Retrieve a video object
update PATCH /videos/{videoId} Update a video object
delete DELETE /videos/{videoId} Delete a video object
list GET /videos List all video objects
uploadThumbnail POST /videos/{videoId}/thumbnail Upload a thumbnail
pickThumbnail PATCH /videos/{videoId}/thumbnail Set a thumbnail
getStatus GET /videos/{videoId}/status Retrieve video status and details


Retrieve an instance of WatermarksApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
WatermarksApi watermarks = client.Watermarks()
Method HTTP request Description
upload POST /watermarks Upload a watermark
delete DELETE /watermarks/{watermarkId} Delete a watermark
list GET /watermarks List all watermarks


Retrieve an instance of WebhooksApi:
ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
WebhooksApi webhooks = client.Webhooks()
Method HTTP request Description
create POST /webhooks Create Webhook
get GET /webhooks/{webhookId} Retrieve Webhook details
delete DELETE /webhooks/{webhookId} Delete a Webhook
list GET /webhooks List all webhooks



API key

Most endpoints required to be authenticated using the API key mechanism described in our documentation. The access token generation mechanism is automatically handled by the client. All you have to do is provide an API key when instantiating the ApiVideoClient:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");

Public endpoints

Some endpoints don't require authentication. These one can be called with an ApiVideoClient instantiated without API key:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient();


It's recommended to create an instance of ApiClient per thread in a multithreaded environment to avoid any potential issues.

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