How to upload a new video with dailymotion API in 3 simple steps

Don’t waste your time anymore: upload your videos programmatically on your dailymotion’s account thanks to our API. Follow this quick tutorial to learn more about the content upload process.

 

1. Get an upload URL to send your video file to

curl -H "Authorization: Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
     "https://api.dailymotion.com/file/upload"

This will return a response like this:

{
    "upload_url": "http://upload-10.dc3.dailymotion.com/upload?uuid=XXX&seal=XXX",
    "progress_url": "http://upload-10.dc3.dailymotion.com/progress?uuid=XXX"
}

2. Upload your video file

curl -X POST \
-F 'file=@/path/to/your/video.mp4' \
'http://upload-10.dc3.dailymotion.com/upload?uuid=XXX&seal=XXX' # Reuse here the "upload_url" obtained in the previous call

This will return a response like this:

{
    "acodec": "AAC",
    "bitrate": "428894",
    "dimension": "512x288",
    "duration": "10031",
    "format": "MPEG-4",
    "hash": "XXX",
    "name": "video",
    "seal": "XXX",
    "size": "537780",
    "streamable": "No",
    "url": "http://upload-07.dc3.dailymotion.com/files/XXX.mp4#XXX",
    "vcodec": "AVC"
}

3. Create the video on dailymotion with a final API call

curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
     -d 'published=true' \
     -d 'url=http://upload-07.dc3.dailymotion.com/files/XXX.mp4#XXX' \ # Reuse here the "url" obtained in the previous call
     -d 'title=TITLE' \ # Title of your video, like "My awesome video!"
     -d 'channel=CHANNEL' \ # Category of your video, like "videogames"
     "https://api.dailymotion.com/me/videos"

That’s it! Your video has been successfully uploaded to dailymotion.

-> Read the full video upload documentation

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