Here is a glimpse of the upcoming video API: http://www.vrdmn.com/2015/01/glimpse-of-upcoming-office-365-video-api.html
Original post follows:
In my previous post, we saw how you can get a list of all the video channels in your Office 365 portal with the REST API. In this post, we will see how to get a list of all the videos in a particular Office 365 Video Channel with the SharePoint REST API.
Each video channel is underpinned by a separate site collection in SharePoint Online. When you upload a video to a channel, it gets uploaded in the "Videos" library of the root web of that site collection. A copy of the video is sent to Azure Media Services which then transcodes it so that it can be played from a number of devices. Since the video is stored in SharePoint Online, the size of the video counts against your Tenant storage.
Since each video channel is a site collection, you can use the REST API to get all sorts of information about the channel including the list of videos.
So this is a channel called "Development" on my Office 365 Video Portal. You can see that there are 3 videos uploaded to this channel:
In order to get the list of videos in a video channel, we need to make a REST call to the SharePoint Search REST API:
_api/search/query?querytext='SiteTitle:"Development" AND ContentTypeId:0x010100F3754F12A9B6490D9622A01FE9D8F01200F9B0E79C5EBC0545B80F5F1B3985E159'&selectproperties='Path,Title,SiteTitle'
The ContentTypeId is the id of the new "Cloud Video" content type and the SiteTitle will be the name of the Channel.
And the logs in my Dev tools console:
Thanks for reading!
This is nice. But will we get all the properties which we get from Videoservice _api ? like yammer play back url and all
The VideoService API is definitely the preferred way of accessing videos. This article was written before the API was released. That's why I have updated it with a link to my other article about the VideoService API.
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