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Switch to api.video in minutes: Latest updates on our import tool

April 13, 2023 - Neda Ashrafi Amiri

🌱 Our users wanted an easier way to migrate their videos to api.video. They didn't want to spend hours on the process and preferred a less technical solution. As a response to this feedback, we created a video import tool a few months ago.

🕰️ In a previous blog post, we introduced our tool for importing video content from popular providers such as Dropbox and Vimeo to api.video. Following a successful launch, we received requests from users to support additional providers. We were thrilled by the interest and worked to meet the demand, resulting in an expanded list of supported providers 📈

🔎 In this article, we'll explore some of the reasons why users switch to api.video and take a look at the latest updates to our import tool. For detailed demos and descriptions, please refer to our previous blog post.

Why do our users switch to api.video 🕊️

Before we reveal the new supported providers, let's review some of the top reasons why users switch to api.video:

  • Access to better customer support that's more available 📞
  • More cost-effective pricing plans for businesses 💰
  • A developer-friendly API that allows for separate billings and projects for product builders with multiple customers 👨‍💻
  • User security that meets the needs of educational website builders 🔒
  • Branded and customizable player options for a more tailored video experience 🎬

These are just a few examples of why users choose our platform. Visit our website to learn more about how our API can benefit your business.

Newly supported providers

🥁 Drum roll, please… We're excited to announce that our video import tool now supports Zoom, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and MUX, in addition to the previously supported providers, Dropbox and Vimeo.

Import your videos from Dropbox, Vimeo or Amazon S3

Importing your videos A-Z

In this section, we will go through the 3 easy steps to complete your migration process from your provider of choice to api.video.

Let’s do this….

1. Before you get started

🎉 Great news! You don't have to be a tech wizard to switch to api.video with our video import tool. It's super easy and user-friendly! Here's all you need to get started:

👉 Basic computer skills

👉 A laptop, of course 💻

👉 An account with api.video (not a paid customer? No worries, you can join for free without any commitments or credit cards)

👉 An account with one of the supported providers (e.g. Google Cloud Storage) with one or more videos uploaded to that account

2. Go to the video import tool

Here are several ways that you can access the video import tool:

🔑  Directly access the tool here

🔑  Go to your api.video dashboard

3. Import your videos

a. First, create an api.video account if you still need to do so.

b. Go to the video import tool using any of the links provided in step 2.

Import your videos with the Video Import Tool

c. Select your provider from the list of options. In this example, we will select Google Cloud Storage.

Select your video provider: Zoom, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, or MUX.

d. Each provider has its own way of authorizing access. For Google Cloud Storage, you'll need to sign in to both your api.video account and enter the name of your Storage bucket and granting the Import tool read access to your Google Cloud Storage bucket as described here.

Each provider has its own way of authorizing access.

e. After signing in, you'll be prompted to select the api.video project that you want to import your Google Cloud Storage videos to.

Select the api.video project that you want to import to

f. Finally, select the videos you want to import from your provider and import them directly to api.video.

select the videos you want to import from your provider and import them directly to api.video.

Switch to api.video

api.video's updated import tool offers an easy and efficient way to migrate your videos to our developer-friendly platform. So if you're looking to switch to a video API that offers robust and powerful features, sign up today and explore our range of tools and features to enhance your video product!


Neda Ashrafi Amiri

Content Manager