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

Getting started


Building the API client library requires:

  1. Java 1.8+
  2. Maven/Gradle


Maven users

Add this dependency to your project's POM:


Gradle users

Add this dependency to your project's build file:

implementation "video.api:java-api-client:1.3.3"


At first generate the JAR by executing:

mvn clean package

Then manually install the following JARs:

  • target/java-api-client-1.3.3.jar
  • target/lib/*.jar

Code sample

Please follow the installation instruction and execute the following Java code:

import video.api.client.ApiVideoClient;
import video.api.client.api.ApiException;
import video.api.client.api.models.*;

public class Example {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
    // if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
    // ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOU_SANDBOX_API_KEY", Environment.SANDBOX);

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

    try {
        Video video = apiVideoClient.videos().create(new VideoCreationPayload().title("my video"));
        video = apiVideoClient.videos().upload(video.getVideoId(), myVideoFile);
    } catch (ApiException e) {
        System.err.println("Exception when calling AccountApi#get");
        System.err.println("Status code: " + e.getCode());
        System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getMessage());
        System.err.println("Response headers: " + e.getResponseHeaders());


API Endpoints

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


Retrieve an instance of AnalyticsApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
AnalyticsApi analytics = client.analytics()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
getLiveStreamsPlaysGET /analytics/live-streams/playsGet play events for live stream
getVideosPlaysGET /analytics/videos/playsGet play events for video


Retrieve an instance of CaptionsApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
CaptionsApi captions = client.captions()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
uploadPOST /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language}Upload a caption
getGET /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language}Retrieve a caption
updatePATCH /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language}Update a caption
deleteDELETE /videos/{videoId}/captions/{language}Delete a caption
listGET /videos/{videoId}/captionsList video captions


Retrieve an instance of ChaptersApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
ChaptersApi chapters = client.chapters()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
uploadPOST /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language}Upload a chapter
getGET /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language}Retrieve a chapter
deleteDELETE /videos/{videoId}/chapters/{language}Delete a chapter
listGET /videos/{videoId}/chaptersList video chapters


Retrieve an instance of LiveStreamsApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
LiveStreamsApi liveStreams = client.liveStreams()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
createPOST /live-streamsCreate live stream
getGET /live-streams/{liveStreamId}Retrieve live stream
updatePATCH /live-streams/{liveStreamId}Update a live stream
deleteDELETE /live-streams/{liveStreamId}Delete a live stream
listGET /live-streamsList all live streams
uploadThumbnailPOST /live-streams/{liveStreamId}/thumbnailUpload a thumbnail
deleteThumbnailDELETE /live-streams/{liveStreamId}/thumbnailDelete a thumbnail


Retrieve an instance of PlayerThemesApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
PlayerThemesApi playerThemes = client.playerThemes()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
createPOST /playersCreate a player
getGET /players/{playerId}Retrieve a player
updatePATCH /players/{playerId}Update a player
deleteDELETE /players/{playerId}Delete a player
listGET /playersList all player themes
uploadLogoPOST /players/{playerId}/logoUpload a logo
deleteLogoDELETE /players/{playerId}/logoDelete logo


Retrieve an instance of UploadTokensApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
UploadTokensApi uploadTokens = client.uploadTokens()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
createTokenPOST /upload-tokensGenerate an upload token
getTokenGET /upload-tokens/{uploadToken}Retrieve upload token
deleteTokenDELETE /upload-tokens/{uploadToken}Delete an upload token
listGET /upload-tokensList all active upload tokens


Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
VideosApi videos = client.videos()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
createPOST /videosCreate a video object
uploadPOST /videos/{videoId}/sourceUpload a video
uploadWithUploadTokenPOST /uploadUpload with an delegated upload token
getGET /videos/{videoId}Retrieve a video object
updatePATCH /videos/{videoId}Update a video object
deleteDELETE /videos/{videoId}Delete a video object
listGET /videosList all video objects
uploadThumbnailPOST /videos/{videoId}/thumbnailUpload a thumbnail
pickThumbnailPATCH /videos/{videoId}/thumbnailSet a thumbnail
getStatusGET /videos/{videoId}/statusRetrieve video status and details


Retrieve an instance of WatermarksApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
WatermarksApi watermarks = client.watermarks()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
uploadPOST /watermarksUpload a watermark
deleteDELETE /watermarks/{watermarkId}Delete a watermark
listGET /watermarksList all watermarks


Retrieve an instance of WebhooksApi:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
WebhooksApi webhooks = client.webhooks()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
createPOST /webhooksCreate Webhook
getGET /webhooks/{webhookId}Retrieve Webhook details
deleteDELETE /webhooks/{webhookId}Delete a Webhook
listGET /webhooksList all webhooks

Documentation for Models

Rate Limiting

api.video implements rate limiting to ensure fair usage and stability of the service. The API provides the rate limit values in the response headers for any API requests you make. The /auth endpoint is the only route without rate limitation.

In this client, you can access these headers by using the *WithHttpInfo() or *Async versions of the methods. These methods return the ApiResponse that contains the response body and the headers, allowing you to check the X-RateLimit-Limit, X-RateLimit-Remaining, and X-RateLimit-Retry-After headers to understand your current rate limit status. Read more about these response headers in the API reference.

Here is an example of how to use these methods:

ApiVideoClient client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");
ApiResponse<Video> response = client.videos().uploadWithUploadTokenWithHttpInfo("YOUR_UPLOAD_TOKEN", File("my-video.mp4"));
Map<String, List<String>> headers = response.getHeaders();
System.out.println("X-RateLimit-Limit: " + headers.get("X-RateLimit-Limit").get(0));
System.out.println("X-RateLimit-Remaining: " + headers.get("X-RateLimit-Remaining").get(0));
System.out.println("X-RateLimit-Retry-After: " + headers.get("X-RateLimit-Retry-After").get(0));


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 client = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_KEY");

Public endpoints

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

ApiVideoClient client = 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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