C# API client

C# API client for api.video service (beta version).

api.video C# API client

api.video is an API that encodes on the go to facilitate immediate playback, enhancing viewer streaming experiences across multiple devices and platforms. You can stream live or on-demand online videos within minutes.


This API client is still in beta. Please feel free to report any issue you may encounter.

Frameworks supported

  • .NET 4.0 or later
  • Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango)


We recommend using NuGet to obtain the packages:

Install-Package RestSharp
Install-Package Newtonsoft.Json
Install-Package JsonSubTypes

NOTE: RestSharp versions greater than 105.1.0 have a bug which causes file uploads to fail. See RestSharp#742


Using Nuget

Install-Package ApiVideo

Generating the DLL yourself

Generate the DLL using your preferred tool

Then include the DLL (under the bin folder) in the C# project, and use the namespaces:

using ApiVideo.Api;
using ApiVideo.Client;
using ApiVideo.Model;

Getting Started

using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System;
using System.IO;
using ApiVideo.Api;
using ApiVideo.Client;
using ApiVideo.Model;

namespace Example
    public class Example
        public static void Main()
            var apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";

            var apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient(apiKey);
            // if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
            // var apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient(apiKey, ApiVideo.Client.Environment.SANDBOX);

            var videoPayload = new VideoCreationPayload()
                title = "Example video title",
                description = "Example video description",
                mp4support = true,
                tags = new List<string>()

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

            try {
                var newVideo = apiVideoClient.Videos().create(videoPayload);
                var video = apiVideoClient.Videos().upload(newVideo.videoid,myVideoFile);
            } catch (ApiException e) {

Documentation for API Endpoints

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


Retrieve an instance of CaptionsApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
CaptionsApi captions = client.Captions()


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


Retrieve an instance of ChaptersApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
ChaptersApi chapters = client.Chapters()


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


Retrieve an instance of LiveStreamsApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
LiveStreamsApi liveStreams = client.LiveStreams()


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


Retrieve an instance of PlayerThemesApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
PlayerThemesApi playerThemes = client.PlayerThemes()


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


Retrieve an instance of RawStatisticsApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
RawStatisticsApi rawStatistics = client.RawStatistics()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
listLiveStreamSessionsGET /analytics/live-streams/{liveStreamId}List live stream player sessions
listSessionEventsGET /analytics/sessions/{sessionId}/eventsList player session events
listVideoSessionsGET /analytics/videos/{videoId}List video player sessions


Retrieve an instance of UploadTokensApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
UploadTokensApi uploadTokens = client.UploadTokens()


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


Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
VideosApi videos = client.Videos()


MethodHTTP requestDescription
deleteDELETE /videos/{videoId}Delete a video
getGET /videos/{videoId}Show a video
getStatusGET /videos/{videoId}/statusShow video status
listGET /videosList all videos
updatePATCH /videos/{videoId}Update a video
pickThumbnailPATCH /videos/{videoId}/thumbnailPick a thumbnail
uploadWithUploadTokenPOST /uploadUpload with an upload token
createPOST /videosCreate a video
uploadPOST /videos/{videoId}/sourceUpload a video
uploadThumbnailPOST /videos/{videoId}/thumbnailUpload a thumbnail


Retrieve an instance of WebhooksApi:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");
WebhooksApi webhooks = client.Webhooks()


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

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:

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = new ApiVideoClient("YOUR_API_TOKEN");

Public endpoints

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

ApiVideoClient apiVideoClient = 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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