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.

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Project description

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

Getting started


Building the API client library requires:

  1. Java 1.8+
  2. Maven/Gradle


Maven users

Add this dependency to your project's POM:


Gradle users

Add this dependency to your project's build file:

implementation "video.api:android-video-uploader:1.2.4"


At first generate the JAR by executing:

mvn clean package

Then manually install the following JARs:

  • target/android-video-uploader-1.2.4.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):
// if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
// VideosApiStore.initialize(environment = Environment.SANDBOX)
// If you rather like to upload with your "YOUR_API_KEY" (upload)
// VideosApiStore.initialize("YOUR_API_KEY", Environment.PRODUCTION)
// if you rather like to use the sandbox environment:
// VideosApiStore.initialize("YOU_SANDBOX_API_KEY", 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
// if your rather like to use your API key:
// workManager.upload("MY_VIDEO_ID", myVideoFile)


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. Directly use, WorkManager extensions. See example for more details.
  • UploadService: Upload with an Android Service. It supports progress notifications. 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 a android.os.NetworkOnMainThreadException. Dispatch API calls with Thread, Executors or Kotlin coroutine to avoid this.


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.


API Endpoints

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


Retrieve an instance of VideosApi:

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


Method HTTP request Description
upload POST /videos/{videoId}/source Upload a video
uploadWithUploadToken POST /upload Upload with an delegated upload token

Documentation for Models

Documentation for Authorization

API key

Most endpoints required to be authenticated using the API key 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 key when instantiating the ApiClient:

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

Public endpoints

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

val videosApi = VideosApi()


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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