Retrieving Video Metadata

Video metadata can be used to get information about a specific video, which can be used to categorize your content or adjust parts of your workflow.

To view the metadata from your video, first start a task with the /v1/start_encode2 method containing a format object with an output that is set to metadata. If you plan to automate this process, it is recommended that you also set the metadata_version so that changes to the data structure in future versions don't affect your workflow.


  "query": {
    "source": "",
    "format": [
        "output": "metadata",
        "metadata_version": "4.1.5"

After the job is complete, you will be provided with a URL pointing to a JSON file with the video metadata.

Example of resulting JSON with metadata can be reviewed here:

Metadata Example: