CMS API Sample: Update Videos

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In this sample, you will learn how to update metadata for multiple videos using the CMS Ingest API.


The CMS API does not support updating multiple videos with a single request. However, you can iterate over a set of data to this, and this sample demonstrates this, using a sample Brightcove account. To get access tokens and make the API calls, it uses a proxy built by Brightcove Learning services.

Since the aim is just to show the logic, we will just update one bit of metadata for the videos: the description.

Sample app

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

See the Pen CMS API Sample: Update Multiple Videos by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

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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 repository. 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.