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Content Service API List

API Command POST Required? Description
GetFile No Download a given file from a given storage group.
GetImageFile No Display, and optionally scale, an image file from a given storage group.
GetFileList No Get a list of files in a specified storage group.
GetRecordingArtwork No Display, and optionally scale, an image file of a given type (coverart, banner, fanart) for a given recording's inetref and season number.
GetVideoArtwork No Display, and optionally scale, an image file of a given type (coverart, banner, fanart) for a given video's database id number.
GetAlbumArt No Display, and optionally scale, the album art for a given music file's database id number.
GetPreviewImage No Display, and optionally scale, an preview thumbnail for a given recording by timestamp, chanid and starttime.
GetRecording No Download a given recording file by chanid and starttime.
GetMusic No Download a given music file by database id.
GetVideo No Download a given video by database id.
GetHash No Perform a unique identifying hash on a given file in a given storage group.
DownloadFile No Instruct the backend to download a remote file into a storage group.

Content APIs

GetFile

The GetFile API takes the following arguments:

StorageGroup (Required)
Parameter Type: String
The Storage Group name in which you wish to search for the file.
Filename (Required)
Parameter Type: String
The filename (and relative path if necessary) of the file you wish to receive.

Example Query:

http://BackendServerIP:6544/Content/GetFile?StorageGroup=Recordings&FileName=244001_20110922210000.mpg

Example Return:

The return for this command is a binary file which will be interpreted by your browser and downloaded or displayed as appropriate.

GetImageFile

The GetImageFile API takes the following arguments:

StorageGroup (Required)
Parameter Type: String
The Storage Group name in which you wish to search for the file.
Filename (Required)
Parameter Type: String
The filename (and relative path if necessary) of the file you wish to receive.
Width (Optional)
Parameter Type: Integer
The scaled width to return the image. To preserve proper aspect, you may want to specify only one of width or height.
Height (Optional)
Parameter Type: Integer
The scaled height to return the image. To preserve proper aspect, you may want to specify only one of width or height.

Example Query:

http://BackendServerIP:6544/Content/GetImageFile?StorageGroup=Fanart&FileName=9461_fanart.jpg&Width=200

Example Return:

The return for this command is a binary file which will be interpreted by your browser and downloaded or displayed as appropriate.