Android video uploader library

If you're working with Android, this library lets you upload large videos in chunks, handles pagination, and refreshing your tokens.

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api.video Android uploader

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.

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Project description

api.video's Android uploader streamlines the coding process. Chunking files is handled for you, as is pagination and refreshing your tokens.

Getting started

Requirements

Building the API client library requires:

  1. Java 1.8+
  2. Maven/Gradle

Installation

Maven users

Add this dependency to your project's POM:

<dependency>
  <groupId>video.api</groupId>
  <artifactId>android-video-uploader</artifactId>
  <version>0.2.0</version>
  <scope>compile</scope>
</dependency>

Gradle users

Add this dependency to your project's build file:

implementation "video.api:android-video-uploader:0.2.0"

Others

At first generate the JAR by executing:

mvn clean package

Then manually install the following JARs:

  • target/android-video-uploader-0.2.0.jar
  • target/lib/*.jar

Code sample

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

import android.os.Bundle
import android.util.Log
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import video.api.uploader.api.ApiException
import video.api.uploader.api.models.*
import java.io.File
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService
import java.util.concurrent.Executors

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    private val executor: ExecutorService = Executors.newSingleThreadExecutor()

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
    }

    override fun onResume() {
        super.onResume()
        
        // If you want to upload a video with an upload token (uploadWithUploadToken):
        val videoApi = VideosApi()
        // if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
        // val videoApi = VideosApi(Environment.SANDBOX)
        // If you rather like to upload with your "YOUR_API_TOKEN" (upload)
        // val videoApi = VideosApi("YOUR_API_TOKEN", Environment.PRODUCTION.basePath)
        // if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
        // val videoApi = VideosApi("YOUR_API_TOKEN", Environment.SANDBOX.basePath)

        
        val myVideoFile = File("my-video.mp4")

        /**
         * Notice: you must not call API from the UI/main thread. Dispatch with Thread, Executors or Kotlin coroutines.
         */
        executor.execute {
            try {
                video = videoApi.uploadWithUploadToken("MY_VIDEO_TOKEN", myVideoFile)
                // if your rather like to use your API key:
                // video = videoApi.upload("MY_VIDEO_ID", myVideoFile)
                Log.i("Example", "$video")
            } catch (e: ApiException) {
                Log.e("Example", "Exception when calling VideoApi")
                e.message?.let {
                    Log.e("Example", "Reason: ${it}")
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Example

An example that demonstrates how to use the API is provided in folder example/.

Permissions

You have to add the following permissions in your AndroidManifest.xml:

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<!-- Application requires android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE to upload videos` -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

Your application also has to dynamically request the android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to upload videos.

Documentation

API Endpoints

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

VideosApi

Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:

val videosApi = VideosApi("YOUR_API_TOKEN", Environment.PRODUCTION)

Endpoints

MethodHTTP requestDescription
uploadWithUploadTokenPOST /uploadUpload with an upload token
uploadPOST /videos/{videoId}/sourceUpload a video

Documentation for Models

Documentation for Authorization

API token

Most endpoints required to be authenticated using the API token 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 token when instantiating the ApiVideoClient:

val videosApi = VideosApi("YOUR_API_TOKEN", Environment.PRODUCTION)

Public endpoints

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

val videosApi = VideosApi()

Recommendation

It's recommended to create an instance of ApiClient per thread in a multithreaded environment to avoid any potential issues.
Do not call API from the main thread, otherwise you will get a android.os.NetworkOnMainThreadException. Dispatch API calls with Thread, Executors or Kotlin coroutine to avoid this.

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Contribution

Since this API client is generated from an OpenAPI description, we cannot accept pull requests made directly to the repository. If you want to contribute, you can open a pull request on the repository of our client generator. Otherwise, you can also simply open an issue detailing your need on this repository.


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