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Media API Sample: update_video

This sample uses the Media API search_videos() READ method, 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. This READ method is called using the JavaScript MAPI wrapper.

You can then select a video from the drop-down menu and update it. This sample uses the Media API update_video() WRITE method to update metadata properties for a video. The Anytime jQuery plugin is used for date/time pickers. Any editable properties can be updated this way — here only the display name, short description, and tags are included in the form.

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 update drop-down menu below.

Update a Video

Write Token:

Video to update:

Display Name:

Short Description:

Tags (comma-separated, no spaces):

Start Date:

Start Time:

End Date:

End Time:

Update 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 update the selected video:

Media API Response

Response: