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Video broadcasting support for Django apps

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Video broadcasting support for Django apps. Designed to abstract provisioning backend storage for video streaming clients behind
simple "Start Stream" and "Stop Stream" API calls.


These endpoints are all `POST`. Parameters are URL encoded for request, and JSON encoded for response.

## /stream/start/

#### Request (url encoded)

'type' : 'hls' (this is the only option currently supported)
'name' : 'some_name' (optional)


e.g: `https://endpoint.tld/stream/start/?name=some_name&type=hls`

#### Response (json encoded)

'stream' : {
'id' : 'stream_id', (generally a UUID or similar)
'name' : 'some_name',
'start_date' : '2015-10-22 15:27:40', (time always in GMT)
'endpoint': {
'S3': {
'aws_access_key_id': 'key'
'aws_secret_access_key': 'secret',
'aws_session_token': 'token',
'aws_expiration': 3600.0 // in seconds
's3_bucket_name': 'bucket',
's3_bucket_path': 'path',
's3_bucket_region': 'us-west-1' // valid amazon region string
// future endpoints could go here, like RTMP, WebRTC, etc


## /stream/stop/

#### Request (url encoded)

'id' : 'stream_id'

e.g: `https://endpoint.tld/stream/start/?id=B8C2401D-B2F8-47CD-90BD-53B608D47F3F`

#### Response (json encoded)

'stream': {
'id' : 'stream_id',
'name' : 'some_name',
'start_date' : '2015-10-22 15:27:40', (time always in GMT)
'stop_date' : '2015-10-22 16:27:40', (time always in GMT)


We currently recommend your hosting Django application setup the URL and views for `/stream/start` and `/stream/stop`.
Within those views, you can yield to built-in methods to handle most of the work for you while leaving you ultimate control
over the request and response formats.

For example, your `/stream/start` view may look like:


from django.http import JsonResponse
from django_broadcast.api import start_hls_stream, prepare_start_hls_stream_response

def your_start_stream_view(request):

# Do request validation, etc.

# Prepare for new Stream : This handles creating storage credentials
# and preparing data needed by mobile client
start_result = start_hls_stream(request=request)
# start_result is a python dictionary with format:
# {'stream': ..., 'storage': ...}

# Use built-in function for standard dictionary representation
# as specified in API section above.
serialized_response = prepare_start_hls_stream_response(start_result)

return JsonResponse({'success': true, 'response': serialized_response})



- Python (2.7, 3.3, 3.4)
- Django (1.6, 1.7, 1.8)
- Django REST Framework (2.4, 3.0, 3.1)


Install using `pip`

$ pip install django-broadcast


Currently django-broadcast supports an `S3` backend:

"STREAM_MODEL": "home.Stream",
"S3": {
"BUCKET": os.environ.get('DJ_BROADCAST_S3_BUCKET', '')



Install testing requirements.

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Run with runtests.

$ ./

You can also use the excellent `tox`_ testing tool to run the tests
against all supported versions of Python and Django. Install tox
globally, and then simply run:

$ tox

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