Convert Media Via API

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The only thing you need is some JSON

{
"timeline": {
"background": "#000000",
"tracks": [
{
"clips": [
{
"asset": {
"type": "video",
"src": "https://shotstack-ingest-api-v1-au.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/0lquwzley0/zzyb5hue-3asj-yc0b-jzsy-1imdlv1j4cyv/source.mp4",
"trim": 2
},
"offset": {
"x": 0,
"y": 0
},
"position": "center",
"start": 0,
"length": 4
}
]
}
]
},
"output": {
"size": {
"width": 276,
"height": 276
},
"format": "gif",
"repeat": true,
"quality": "low",
"fps": 12
}
}
Convert media using the Shotstack Media Convert API

Tutorials & Resources

Learn how to programmatically convert media via API

Programmatically view video, image and audio metadata
Programmatically view video, image and audio metadata

How to use the Shotstack Media Inspector to view metadata from video, image and audio files.

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Convert MP4 to MP3 using Python
Convert MP4 to MP3 using Python

This tutorial shows how to convert MP4 to MP3 files using Python and the Shotstack API.

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Convert MP4 to GIF using Python
Convert MP4 to GIF using Python

Convert MP4 to GIF using Python, Shotstack Python SDK, and the Shotstack video editing API.

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Demo's & Code Examples

Programmatically Convert media by using demo code

Pexels Video Maker
Pexels Video Maker

Search the Pexels stock footage video library and the Shotstack API will automatically compile an edit with music and a title

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Compress Video
Compress Video

Video file compressor reduces the file size of a video by reducing it's resolution, frames-per-second (fps) and compression settings

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Trim Video
Trim Video

Upload a video and trim the start and end to create a shortened clip using the Shotstack video editing API

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