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This method retrieves a video's metadata and content given a specified video ID. The method returns the title, size, classification, description, video ID, playList, status, status message (if any), expiration date, and thumbnail image of the retrieved video.

The video’s title, size, classification, and description are set using the createVideo method.

The video's playList contains two URLs that link to instances of the streaming video based on the supported protocol.

The status field contains the current status of the video. After a video upload is successfully completed, the video's status will show as PROCESSING until the video reaches one of the terminal states of LIVE, BLOCKED or PROCESSING_FAILED.

If a video's processing fails, it could be because the file is corrupted, is too large, or its size doesn’t match what was provided in the metadata. Refer to the error messages to determine the cause of the video’s failure to upload.

The status message will indicate why a video was blocked from uploading.

The video’s expiration date is automatically set to 30 days after the video’s initial creation.

The video's thumbnail image is automatically generated when the video is created.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

video_idstringThe unique identifier of the video to be retrieved.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

All other standard RESTful request headers are optional. For more information on standard RESTful request headers, see the HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page table.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
classificationarray of Classification

The intended use for this video content. Currently, videos can only be added and associated with eBay listings, so the only supported value is ITEM.

Occurrence: Always


The description of the video. The video description is an optional field that can be set using the createVideo method.

Occurrence: Conditional


The expiration date of the video in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The video’s expiration date is automatically set to 30 days after the video’s initial upload.

Occurrence: Conditional


The video moderation information that is returned if a video is blocked by moderators.

Tip: See Video moderation and restrictions in the eBay Seller Center for details about video moderation.

If the video status is BLOCKED, ensure that the video complies with eBay's video formatting and content guidelines. Afterwards, begin the video creation and upload procedure anew using the createVideo and uploadVideo methods.

Occurrence: Conditional

moderation.rejectReasonsarray of RejectReasonEnum

The reason(s) why the specified video was blocked by moderators.

Occurrence: Conditional

playListsarray of Play

The playlist created for the uploaded video, which provides the streaming video URLs to play the video. The supported streaming video protocols are DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming). The playlist will only be generated if a video is successfully uploaded with a status of LIVE.

Occurrence: Conditional


The playable URL for this video.

Occurrence: Conditional


The protocol for the video playlist. Supported protocols are DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming).

Occurrence: Conditional


The size, in bytes, of the video content.

Occurrence: Always


The status of the current video resource.

Occurrence: Conditional


The statusMessage field contains additional information on the status. For example, information on why processing might have failed or if the video was blocked.

Occurrence: Conditional


The URL of the thumbnail image of the video. The thumbnail image's URL must be an eBayPictureURL (EPS URL).

Occurrence: Conditional


The URL to access this image.

Occurrence: Conditional


The title of the video.

Occurrence: Always


The unique ID of the video.

Occurrence: Conditional

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

404Not Found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

190000API_MEDIAAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
190001API_MEDIAREQUESTThe specified video_Id does not exist.
190013API_MEDIAREQUESTUnauthorized access.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Get Video Details

This sample retrieves the details of a video, including the title, size, classification, description, video ID, playList, status, status message (if any), expiration date, and thumbnail image.


The input is video_id. There is no payload with this request.



If the call is successful, details of the video will be retrieved.