Identifying Low Performing Content

In this sample, you will learn how to use the CMS API and the Analytics API together to compile a list of videos with less than five views over the past 1-6 months (you can specify the period). The output includes the creation date for the video, and you can exclude videos published within the last 1-12 months if you like. The results can be returned in JSON or CSV format.


Source code

Download all the code associated with this sample from this GitHub repository.

Sample app

See the Pen Analytics/CMS APIs Sample: Identifying Low Performing Content by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.


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:


Using the CodePen

Here are some tips to effectively use the above CodePen:

  • Toggle the actual display of the app 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 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.