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Hi how to display trailer from particular movie say for eg: from upcoming movies if selected one movie, where I need to display video trailer. How to get that link.

Thanks.

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Hi Ramkumar,

I assume your'e referring to doing this on the API? If so, once you have an id, lets say Interstellar (id 157336), you can call the /videos method.

http://api.themoviedb.org/3/movie/157336/videos?api_key=###

You can of course use append_to_response to get the movie details and videos in a single query too:

http://api.themoviedb.org/3/movie/157336?api_key=###&append_to_response=videos

Cheers.

How do I create the video url from key, name, site, size and type information form the json file?

Since we link to YouTube, it's as simple as taking the key value and appending it to a youtube.com address like so:

http://api.themoviedb.org/3/movie/550/videos?api_key=###

Has the YouTube key of SUXWAEX2jlg, so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlg

Cheers.

Hi, in my apllication I have to search films by name. Is it possible to append video informations using "/search/movie" (I get always video=false). Thanks in advance!

The video field returned in results has nothing to do with YouTube videos. It's simply the designation as to whether or not the item is what we call a video here on TMDb. For more about videos, check this link: https://www.themoviedb.org/documentation/editing/videos

So, how can I get YouTube videos (trailers) with "/search/movie"? If this can't be done I have to get the id with the first api call and than get video informations with a second api call

You can't from any of the list methods at this time. You would have to call the id via a second API call.

Ok, thanks for the very fast replies

What may be the second api call? Can you please provide details steps for implementing the video trailer (I am creating this app using java) Also, I am doing a similar "search" api call, like informatica.

Hi @a.salem2 I created an API doc page that kind of goes through the basic process of what you're asking. You can read it here.

how can I display the image for any trailer embedded in the movie?

@NayirMichel Which image are you wanting to display?

@travisbell I think he means the thumbnail to display, with e.g. a play icon on it, showing that it's a video that will be played on tapping that play icon.

@travisbell said:

Since we link to YouTube, it's as simple as taking the key value and appending it to a youtube.com address like so:

http://api.themoviedb.org/3/movie/550/videos?api_key=###

Has the YouTube key of SUXWAEX2jlg, so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlg

Cheers.

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