Get Details from Media File API

Get Details from Media File API

A simple API to identify and inspect media files. If a media file is identified, the media file will be returned such as resolution, bit rate and duration.

API description

About the API:

This API scans the media files that are provided and will deliver relevant information about them. 


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Just pass the media URL and it will provide information about the file.

Supported formats:

  • MP4 / MOV / MPEG-TS / AVI
  • H.264 / AVC
  • H.265 / HEVC
  • VP8 / VP9
  • AV1
  • JPEG / JPG
  • PNG
  • WebP

Information delivered:

  • codecType”: “video”,
    “codec”: “h264”,
    “index”: 0,
    “width”: 1920,
    “height”: 1080,
    “bitRate”: 4000000,
    “frameRate”: “23.976”,
    “frameRateRational”: “24000/1001”,
    “displayAspectRatio”: “16:9”,
    “sampleAspectRatio”: “1:1”,
    “pixelFormat”: “yuv420p”,
    “duration”: “369.3”,
    “startTime”: “0.000”


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

 The most common use cases are:

  • Detect video, audio images, and pictures in user uploads
  • Enforce minimum resolution or bitrate requirements
  • Display metadata like bitrate and resolution for existing media
  • Make encoding decisions.


Are there any limitations with your plans?

Besides the number of API calls per month:

  • Free Plan: 1 request per second.
  • Basic Plan: 5 requests per second. 
  • Pro Plan: 10 requests per second.
  • Pro Plus Plan: 25 requests per second. 

API Documentation


Inspects provided URL to identify media file. If a media file is identified, the media file's metadata as resolution, size (in bytes), bit rate, and duration (in seconds) will be returned.


Get Media Details - Endpoint Features
Object Description
Request Body [Required] Json
Test Endpoint



Get Media Details - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Get Details from Media File API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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