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Product updates · 3 min read

New feature: Video on demand webhooks

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of video on demand (VOD) webhooks. Webhooks are automated alerts that tell you when an event has occurred (like when your phone tells you you have a new email). Automatic notifications will simplify the development process - by removing the need to poll api.video for updates. Today’s announcement includes an alert for when a video has been encoded.

Doug Sillars · February 17, 2021

Tutorials · 3 min read

Listing, retrieving, and deleting delegated tokens

You can list all delegated tokens to see which ones you want to keep or delete, retrieve details about a specific delegated token, or delete a delegated token. In this tutorial you'll learn how to do all of this in Python!

Erikka Innes · February 16, 2021

Product updates · 3 min read

Private live streams

With private live streams, you can be sure that your live video is not being shared outside your expected audience - perfect for live concert streaming, or classes.

Doug Sillars · February 16, 2021

Tutorials · 6 min read

Delegated uploads for videos large and small

With delegated uploads, you can protect your API key and authentication tokens. Instead, you can authenticate with a delegated token where you can control how long it lasts and delete it if you no longer need it. This tutorial goes over everything you'll need to start trying delegated uploads!

Erikka Innes · February 12, 2021

Tutorials · 14 min read

Upload a big video file using Python

If you try to upload big files in Python, a common way to handle them is by breaking them into chunks. This tutorial will show you how to break your file into chunks and send the file for upload to api.video.

Erikka Innes · February 11, 2021

Tutorials · 3 min read

Helpful PHP Scripts Pt 5: Update Video Settings in Bulk Without a CSV File

If you need to update the mp4Support setting and privacy settings for your videos, this script will let you do that in bulk.

Erikka Innes · February 11, 2021

Tutorials · 8 min read

Upload a video from your computer with the api.video API (Python)

When you upload videos from your computer, you must use a two step process. First you create a container for your video, then you upload your video into your container. This code sample shows you how!

Erikka Innes · February 10, 2021

Tutorials · 4 min read

Helpful PHP Scripts Pt 4: Update Metadata for api.video Videos Using CSV

Update metadata for your videos in bulk using this script that uses a .csv file to make the changes!

Erikka Innes · February 10, 2021

Video trends · 5 min read

Common questions about video on demand services

When adding video on demand (VOD) to your application, you might be planning to integrate a number of solutions to create your end to end service. In this post, we'll respond to many questions we receive and show how api.video can be your end-to-end VOD delivery service, rather than fill just one specific need in your pipeline. This can save you development costs and integration issues - since there are fewer moving parts in your video streaming integration.

Doug Sillars · February 9, 2021

Tutorials · 14 min read

Sharing a video: sending a video via live stream

Video on demand (VOD) is a great way to give your customers a way to watch videos when *they* want to watch them. But what if you want that recorded video to be played at a specific time? This is not possible with VOD, but is possible with a video live stream. In this post, we'll walk through the steps required to convert a recorded video into a video live stream for scheduled playback.

Doug Sillars · February 9, 2021