Python Code

This topic provides a sample Python script for ingesting a video using the Dynamic Ingest API.


REST APIs like the Brightcove platform APIs can be used with any language. The Python script included here is just one sample to show you how requests are put together. There is another sample of a simple GET request (for the CMS API) here.


Python script

The code below shows the script. Note that to use it, you will need to supply your own values for the following:

  • ***ACCOUNT ID HERE**** (line 8)
  • ***CLIENT ID HERE**** (line 9)
  • ***CLIENT SECRET HERE**** (line 10)
  • ***VIDEO TITLE HERE*** (line 27)
  • ***SOURCE VIDEO URL HERE*** (line 40)
    #!/usr/bin/env python
    import sys
    import requests
    import json
    import argparse
    pub_id = "***ACCOUNT ID HERE****"
    client_id = "***CLIENT ID HERE****"
    client_secret = "***CLIENT SECRET HERE****"
    access_token_url = ""
    profiles_base_url = "{pubid}/profiles"
    def get_access_token():
        access_token = None
        r =, params="grant_type=client_credentials", auth=(client_id, client_secret), verify=False)
        if r.status_code == 200:
            access_token = r.json().get('access_token')
        return access_token
    def create_video():
        access_token = get_access_token()
        headers = { 'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + access_token, "Content-Type": "application/json" }
        url = ("{pubid}/videos/").format(pubid=pub_id)
        data = '{"name": "***VIDEO TITLE HERE***"}'
        r =, headers=headers, data=data)
        return r.json()
    def submit_pbi(video_id):
        access_token = get_access_token()
        print access_token
        headers = { 'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + access_token, "Content-Type": "application/json" }
        url = ("{pubid}/videos/{videoid}/ingest-requests").format(pubid=pub_id, videoid=video_id)
        print url
        data = '''{
                "master": { "url": "****SOURCE VIDEO URL HERE***" }
        r =, headers=headers, data=data)
        print r.headers
        return r.json()
    v = create_video()
    print v
    print submit_pbi(v['id'])