Useful Tools

Learn about tools that you can use with api.video to improve your work handling videos or creating live streams. Includes information about using OBS, FFMPEG, and more.

This page includes additional resources and recommendations to help you with your projects. These references will help you set up other products that make developing with api.video easier. Please note if you have issues with these tools or products, your best bet for support is to search online for additional resources to do with your problem or contact the appropriate vendor.

OBS

OBS is a great tool to start with if you're new to live streaming. Simply download, and then set up with your Livestream following our tutorial

Sample Video Files

If you wanted to try out api.video, but you don't have specific videos you want to test with, we recommend these sites for samples:

FFMPEG

FFMPEG is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. If you want to get started using it, here are a few places to check out:

  • FFMPEG - Download FFMPEG for your project
  • Install FFMPEG on Mac OS X - Use homebrew to install FFMPEG effortlessly on your Mac!
  • ffmpeg-python - FFMPEG Python lets you use FFMPEG with Python! This is the documentation for this tool.

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