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api.video Android video 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.

Project description

api.video's Android video 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>1.3.6</version>
  <scope>compile</scope>
</dependency>

Gradle users

Add this dependency to your project's build file:

implementation "video.api:android-video-uploader:1.3.6"

Others

At first generate the JAR by executing:

mvn clean package

Then manually install the following JARs:

  • target/android-video-uploader-1.3.6.jar
  • target/lib/*.jar

Code sample

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

// If you want to upload a video with an upload token (uploadWithUploadToken):
VideosApiStore.initialize()
// if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
// VideosApiStore.initialize(environment = Environment.SANDBOX)

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

val workManager = WorkManager.getInstance(context) // WorkManager comes from package "androidx.work:work-runtime"
workManager.uploadWithUploadToken("MY_UPLOAD_TOKEN", myVideoFile) // Dispatch the upload with the WorkManager

Example

Examples that demonstrate how to use the API is provided in folder examples/.

Upload methods

To upload a video, you have 3 differents methods:

  • WorkManager: preferred method: Upload with Android WorkManager API. It supports progress notifications, upload in background, queue, reupload after lost connections. Directly use, WorkManager extensions. See example for more details.
  • UploadService: Upload with an Android Service. It supports progress notifications, upload in background, queue. You have to extend the UploadService and register it in your AndroidManifest.xml. See example for more details.
  • Direct call with ApiClient: Do not call API from the main thread, otherwise you will get an android.os.NetworkOnMainThreadException. Dispatch API calls with Thread, Executors or Kotlin coroutine to avoid this.

Permissions

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

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

    <!-- The application requires READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE or READ_MEDIA_VIDEO to access video to upload them` -->
    <uses-permission
        android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
        android:maxSdkVersion="32" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_MEDIA_VIDEO" />

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

WorkManager

To upload with the WorkManager, you also have to add the following lines in your AndroidManifest.xml:

    <!-- The application requires POST_NOTIFICATIONS to display the upload notification -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.POST_NOTIFICATIONS" />

    <!-- The application requires FOREGROUND_SERVICE_DATA_SYNC for API >= 34 -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE_DATA_SYNC" />

    <application>
      ...
        <!-- The application requires to declare a service type for API >= 34 -->
        <service
            android:name="androidx.work.impl.foreground.SystemForegroundService"
            android:foregroundServiceType="dataSync"
            tools:node="merge" />
    </application>

UploadService

To upload with the UploadService, you also have to add the following lines in your AndroidManifest.xml:

    <!-- The application requires POST_NOTIFICATIONS to display the upload notification -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.POST_NOTIFICATIONS" />

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE" />

    <application>
        <!--
          The application requires to declare your service, replace `YourUploaderService` by the package
          of your service or by the package of `UploadService` if you directly use `UploadService`.
        -->
        <service android:name=".YourUploaderService" />
    </application>

Documentation

API Endpoints

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

VideosApi

Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:

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

Endpoints

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

Documentation for Models

Rate Limiting

api.video implements rate limiting to ensure fair usage and stability of the service. The API provides the rate limit values in the response headers for any API requests you make. The /auth endpoint is the only route without rate limitation.

In this client, you can access these headers by using the *WithHttpInfo() or *Async versions of the methods. These methods return the ApiResponse that contains the response body and the headers, allowing you to check the X-RateLimit-Limit, X-RateLimit-Remaining, and X-RateLimit-Retry-After headers to understand your current rate limit status. Read more about these response headers in the API reference.

Here is an example of how to use these methods:

When listening to the WorkInfo with the WorkManager, you can access the headers in the OutputData of the WorkInfo:

val headers = workInfo.outputData.toHeaders()
Log.i(TAG, "X-RateLimit-Limit: ${headers["x-ratelimit-limit"]!![0]}")
Log.i(TAG, "X-RateLimit-Remaining: ${headers["x-ratelimit-remaining"]!![0]}")
Log.i(TAG, "X-RateLimit-Retry-After: ${headers["x-ratelimit-retry-after"]!![0]}")

Authorization

API key

Most endpoints required to be authenticated using the API key mechanism described in our documentation.

On Android, you must NOT store your API key in your application code to prevent your API key from being exposed in your source code. Only the Public endpoints can be called without authentication. In the case, you want to call an endpoint that requires authentication, you will have to use a backend server. See Security best practices for more details.

Public endpoints

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

val videosApi = VideosApi()

Recommendation

It's recommended to create an instance of ApiClient per thread in a multithreaded environment to avoid any potential issues. For direct call with ApiClient: 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. Alternatively, APIs come with an asynchronous counterpart (createAsync for create) except for the upload endpoint.

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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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