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Video trends · 6 min read

Sample apps using api.video: a.video

Here at api.video we want to make it easy for people to share and distribute video, ensuring video is the **way** to communicate. But we are often asked - “what can I do with your API?” Read on to see some of the demos we have created!

Doug Sillars · April 15, 2021

Tutorials · 5 min read

Create a thumbnail for your video with Python and FFMPEG

Learn how to create a single thumbnail for your video and add it using FFMPEG and Python!

Erikka Innes · April 14, 2021

Tutorials · 3 min read

Choose a thumbnail with api.video's pick a thumbnail endpoint

Learn how to use api.videos pick a thumbnail endpoint to choose a thumbnail to display without having to upload an image separately. Also includes where to find the video duration.

Erikka Innes · April 13, 2021

Tutorials · 3 min read

api.video Analytics: Create a pie chart showing what operating system is most popular to view

Using D3, Observable, and Python, we'll create a pie chart showing what operating system is most popular to view video content with.

Erikka Innes · April 12, 2021

Tutorials · 6 min read

Api.video Analytics: Add markers representing viewer density per city to a map with Observable

Learn how to add a circle representing live stream viewership per city on a map using api.video, Open Layers, and Observable.

Erikka Innes · April 11, 2021

Video trends · 5 min read

How to be like Netflix with the power of api.video Analytics

Netflix has an incredible content recommendation system. Learn a little bit about what goes into how they make their recommendations, then browse api.video's analytics data tutorials.

Erikka Innes · April 10, 2021

Tutorials · 7 min read

Building record.a.video part 4: Using the WebSpeech API for live captioning

The Web Speech API converts audio into text, in near real time, allowing to create 'instant' captions for any video being created in the app. This is an experimental API that only works in Chrome, but was so neat, I included it in record.a.video, because the idea of live captions was just too hard to resist!

Doug Sillars · April 9, 2021

Tutorials · 6 min read

Api.video Analytics: Build a Choropleth Map (and find out what one is)

Build a choropleth showing viewer density by country with Python and Observable!

Erikka Innes · April 8, 2021

Tutorials · 13 min read

Building record.a.video part 3: the MediaRecorder API

As we continue our series on creating record.a.video, I'll discuss the MediaRecorder API, where I create a video stream from the browser canvas to create the output video. This output stream then feeds into the video upload (for video on demand playback) or the live stream (for immediate and live playback).

Doug Sillars · April 7, 2021

Tutorials · 7 min read

Building record.a.video part 2: The screenCapture API

This is part 2 of the continuing series of interesting webAPIs that I used to build record.a.video. In this post, we'll record the screen, using the Screen Capture API.

Doug Sillars · April 6, 2021

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