This Getting Started Guide provides a brief overview of Sorenson 360 API. Follow the steps below to gain a quick understanding of how to implement a basic workflow with Sorenson 360 API.
Get a Developer Account
In order to use the API you need a current Sorenson Developer account. If you're already a paid subscriber, you're already on the API whitelist and you can begin using the API immediately. If you're not a paid subscriber you can get a Free Developer Account now:
Once you have a username and password, you're ready for the next step.
Use your favorite development language or command line tool to POST your username and password to the Accounts.Login
class method. This will establish a session with the service. The service will respond to your HTTP request with a JSON data structure including a session ID and token which will be used to authenticate your subsequent API requests.
Deliver Your Video
Use the Asset.Get
class method to retrieve your video's player embed code, streaming URL, download URL, and permalink URL.
Add Metadata to a Video
The Sorenson 360 API also supports arbitrary metadata. You can use the Metadata class to add key/value pairs to your assets, and the Tags class to assign descriptive keywords. Each class offers GET methods so you can easily search your content library and retrieve salient results.
Browse the 360 API Class Documentation
for specific information on the 360 API Classes.