List of the top video-related APIs
APIs can be used to manipulate videos programmatically and enable the creation of rich content. This includes live streaming, object identification, video conference calls, online TV streaming, tracking a video game database API, and more.
Like most APIs, they work by way of a request/response methodology. A programmer will call a specific API endpoint or method with a packaged request, typically in JSON or XML. The host API service will then process the request and return a result, whether the request succeeded or failed.
APIs are for content creators that want to enrich their videos or publish them in an online marketplace for purchase. Content publishers can improve the online user experience in marketplaces by means of video which has been proven to improve sales.
Online educators also make use of video APIs to improve their online training and course material. Better videos result in better engagement and better learning results for students.
Online video conference providers also make use of video APIs to create a custom video experience within any device, including mobile, web, or even a desktop application.
Game developers make use of video game database APIs to keep track of their video games.
They are important for businesses that want to automate a lot of the effort of uploading and publishing video content. APIs make it simple for a developer to streamline and automate the process.
Depending on the API service, there are many different features they provide, including the ability to upload videos, add comments & subtitles, live stream, as well as getting information about videos. As with most APIs, generally, there is very good documentation that details the available endpoints and the required syntax for each. Sometimes there are even sample projects to get you started.
There are many free APIs out there for developers. Usually, all you need to do is register for a developer account. While the services themselves may not be free, access to the APIs are generally provided at no cost. Examples are Dailymotion and Vimeo.
All video APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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