Analytics API Sample: Video Report by Player and Day

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
API Developer
Topic(s)
Analytics
Code Samples
API(s)
Analytics API

The Analytics UI in Video Cloud Studio offers a number of ready-made reports, but you can create additional reports using he Analytics API that are tailored to your specific needs. In this example, we will create a report on all videos in the account, grouped by player, showing the total views, percentage of views that were complete, the average number of seconds viewed per view, and the total viewed seconds for each day in the selected period.

Dependencies

3rd party libraries used in this sample:

Getting Credentials

To get a client_id and client_secret, you will need to go to the OAuth UI and register this app:

These are the permissions you will need:

Analytics API Permissions
Analytics API Permissions

You can also get your credentials via CURL or Postman - see:

If you are getting credentials directly from the API, these are the permissions you need:

[
  "video-cloud/analytics/read",
  "video-cloud/video/read"
]

Codepen

Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

See the Pen Analytics API Sample: Video Report by Player and Day by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

Using the CodePen

Here are some tips to effectively use the above CodePen:

  • Toggle the actual display of the player by clicking the Result button.
  • Click the HTML/CSS/JS buttons to display ONE of the code types.
  • Click Edit on CodePen in the upper right corner to fork this CodePen into your own account.
  • Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

Proxy code

In order to build your own version the sample app on this page, you must create and host your own proxy. (The proxies used by Brightcove Learning Services only accept requests from Brightcove domains.) A sample proxy, very similar to the one we use, but without the checks that block requests from non-Brightcove domains, can be found in this GitHub respository. You will also find basic instructions for using it there, and a more elaborate guide to building apps around the proxy in Using the REST APIs.