Control Panel — API Documentation

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vsn.viewercount

The vsn.viewercount api retrieves the live viewer counts for one or more videos or streams.

Example Request (JSON)


	

Example Code (PHP)

    $request = array(
        'command' => 'vsn.viewercount',
        'api_key' => 'APX4GKLM0RKQLSP2FBO1ROPKSSW47DZE',
        'timestamp' => time(),
        'cdn' => 158,
        'app' => 'jb-origin',
        'url' => 'sestore/jb/video.mp4'
    );
        //Create request signature
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    $sig = base64_encode(hash_hmac('sha256', $json_request,
        '8fc8c48da81e6a2a06a9556379bf798af508dc0792497c678b4c3532ba8b637f', true));
    $request['signature'] = $sig;
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://api.scaleengine.net/stable/'); // Set the URL
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, true); // Perform a POST
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); // If not set, curl prints output to the browser
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false); // If set, curl returns headers as part of the data stream
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, array('json' => $json_request)); //'Json' string or 'PHP' serialized return
    
    //If your PHP host does not have a proper SSL certificate bundle, you will need to turn off SSL Certificate Verification
    //This is dangerous, and should only be done temporarily until a proper certificate bundle can be installed
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    
    $response = curl_exec($ch); //Execute the API Call
    if (!$response) {
        die('Failed to connect to ScaleEngine API');
    }
    
    //Decode the response as an associative array 
    $arrResponse = json_decode($response, true); 
    if ($arrResponse) {
        //Operation completed successfully
        //TODO Add work here
        print_r($arrResponse);
    } else {
        //Operation failed
        echo 'An error occured processing your request:';
        print_r($response);
    }
    	

Request Fields

command [REQUIRED] [string] - API command to execute
cdn_id [REQUIRED] [int] - The ScaleEngine CDN ID of your account
api_key [REQUIRED] [string] - The API key provided as part of your account
timestamp [REQUIRED] [int] - The unix timestamp of your request, used to prevent authenticated API requests from being replayed
app [REQUIRED] [string] - The ScaleEngine Application name
url [REQUIRED]
  • [string] - The stream name or path of the VOD video. VOD examples look like like: sestore3/username/path/filename.mp4
  • [array] - Array of stream names, VOD paths

Example Result (JSON)

    {
    "viewer_count": 50,
    "message": "Found Viewer Count",
    "status": "success",
    "handle_time":"0.3795 seconds"
    }
	

Result Fields

message [string] - Debugging message
status [string] - "success" or "failure"
handle_time [float] - The amount of time spent processing your request
viewer_count [int] - number of viewers for the url.
[array] - If multiple urls are requested the response will be an array of [stream_name] : # of viewers