CMS API Sample: Video Report Generator

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
API Developer
Task(s)
Manage Videos
Topic(s)
Code Samples
API(s)
CMS API

This sample uses the CMS API to generate a report on all the videos in your account in CSV format. It fetches the video data in batches of 100, so if there is an API timeout or some other error, you will still have some of the data.

Get credentials

To use the CMS API you will need proper credentials.

The easiest way to get credentials in most cases is through the Studio Admin API Authentication section (requires admin permissions on your account). See Managing API Authentication Credentials for details. In most cases, you probably just want to get permissions for all CMS API operation:

CMS API Permissions
CMS API Permissions

If the permissions you need are not available in Studio, or if you prefer to get them directly from the OAuth API, use your choice of the Get Client Credentials documents listed below. Whichever option you choose, you will need to ask for the correct operation permissions. The following can be used with cURL or Postman to get all permissions for the CMS API:

  "operations": [
    "video-cloud/video/all",
    "video-cloud/playlist/all",
    "video-cloud/sharing-relationships/all",
    "video-cloud/notifications/all"
  ]

Video report generator

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

See the Pen CMS API Sample: Video Report Generator by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

Using the CodePen

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  • Toggle the actual display of the player by clicking the Result button.
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  • 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.