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Media API Sample: delete_video

This example uses the search_videos() READ method, which allows you to perform complex searches for videos. You can search any standard or custom data field, and you can have multiple all, any, and none terms to include and exclude videos from the search results. All READ method samples are made using the JavaScript MAPI wrapper.

You can then select a video from the drop-down menu and delete it. This sample uses the delete_video() WRITE method of the Media API to delete a video from an account.

There are hard-coded values below from a Brightcove Learning demo account that you can use to test with or you can substitute the read and write tokens for your own account.

Note: you should never hard-code your tokens into a client-side application in the manner shown here for demonstration purposes only. Also be aware that even if you require the use to enter the token, it will be transmitted as plain text unless the form submits over an https connection.

View the source for this page to see the code.

Search Input

Read token (to retrieve list of videos:

API Location:

Return videos that have all of these terms:

Return videos that have any of these terms:

Return videos that have none of these terms:

Sort videos:

Page size:   Page number:

Only the first page is available until you make a search; then the available pages are recalculated.

Total videos:

Search for Videos

After you select the Search for Videos button, your video list will appear in the Video to delete drop-down menu below.

Delete a Video

There is some delay (about 5-10 mins) from when you create a video and when it shows up in the video list below. This is because the results from the Media API are cached. You will also notice that there is a delay from when you delete a video and when it is removed from the the Media API search results.

Write Token:

Video to delete:

Delete even if assigned to playlists or players:

Also delete shared copies:

Deleting a video can not be undone!

Delete Video

Media API Request

JSON Request

Below is the request sent to the Media API service to retrieve videos:

Below is the request sent to the Media API service to delete the selected video:

Media API Response

A successful response for deleting a video will look like this: {"result": {}, "error": null, "id": null}


Below is the response from the delete video request: