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A Python client library for accessing JW Platform API

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A Python client library for accessing JW Platform API. Visit JW Player Developer site for more information about JW Platform API.


JW Platform API library can be installed using pip:

pip install jwplatform

Library has Requests package as dependency. It will be installed automatically when installing using pip.


Import jwplatform library:

from jwplatform.client import JWPlatformClient

Initialize jwplatform client instance. API keys can be created in the JW Platform dashboard on the API Credentials page. Copy the secret value to use here.

jwplatform_client = JWPlatformClient('API_SECRET')

Make an API request:

response = jwplatform_client.Media.get(site_id='SITE_ID', media_id='MEDIA_ID')

If API request is successful, response variable will contain dictionary with information related to the response and the actual video data in response.json_body:

>>> response.json_body
{"id": "Ny05CEfj",
 "type": "media",
 "created": "2019-09-25T15:29:11.042095+00:00",
 "last_modified": "2019-09-25T15:29:11.042095+00:00",
 "metadata": {
   "title": "Example video",
   "tags": ["new", "video"]

JW Platform API library will raise exception inherited from jwplatform.errors.APIError if anything goes wrong. For example, if there is no media with the specified media_id requesting it will raise jwplatform.errors.NotFoundError:

    jwplatform_client.Media.get(site_id='SITE_ID', media_id='BAD_MEDIA_ID')
except jwplatform.errors.NotFoundError as err:

For the complete list of available exception see jwplatform/ file.

List calls allow for (optional) querying and filtering. This can be done by passing the query parameters as a dict to the query_params keyword argument on list calls:

response = jwplatform_client.Media.list(
      "page": 1,
      "page_length": 10,
      "sort": "title:asc",
      "q": "external_id: abcdefgh",

All query parameters are optional. page, page_length, and sort parameters default to 1, 10, and “created:dsc”, respectively. The q parameter allows for filtering on different attributes and may allow for AND/OR querying depending on the resource. For full documentation on the query syntax and endpoint specific details please refer to

Source Code

Source code for the JW Platform API library provided on GitHub.

V1 Client

The V1 Client remains available for use, but is deprecated. We strongly recommend using the V2 Client when possible.

To use the V1 Client, import the Client from the v1 namespace.

import jwplatform.v1

api_client = jwplatform.v1.Client('SITE_ID', 'V1_API_SECRET')


JW Platform API library is distributed under the MIT license.


2.2.2 (2022-12-13)

  • Fix an issue with v2 media uploads

  • Fix an issue with the v2 client import in some examples

2.2.1 (2022-05-05)

  • Address Issue #64 by having ThumbnailClient inherit from SiteResourceClient

2.2.0 (2021-11-01)

  • Add support for remaining v2 routes as of official release.

2.1.3 (2021-08-19)

  • Fixed exception handler failing to _str_ represent itself

2.1.2 (2021-03-23)

  • Fixed missing dependency causing import errors after install.

2.1.1 (2021-01-13)

  • Fixed an issue where the v1 client could not be imported from the jwplatform module.

2.1.0 (2021-01-12)

  • Added support for JWPlatform file upload using a multi-part mechanism.

2.0.1 (2021-01-11)

  • Fix a bug on generating the signature when array value is in the query string.

2.0.0 (2020-12-03)

  • Added support for JWPlatform API v2

  • All existing v1 API functionality has been moved to the jwplatform.v1 submodule (from jwplatform).

1.3.0 (2019-12-22)

  • remove Python 2 compatibility

1.2.2 (2018-04-10)

  • parameters are now included in the request body by default for POST requests

1.2.1 (2017-11-20)

  • improved default parameters handling when instantiating client

  • added exponential connection backoff

1.2.0 (2016-11-22)

  • allow additional Request package params in API requests

1.1.0 (2016-11-03)

  • added JWPlatformRateLimitExceededError exception

1.0.0 (2016-07-21)

  • Initial release.

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