Amazon Kinesis Video Streams
Developer Guide


Gets media for a list of fragments (specified by fragment number) from the archived data in a Kinesis video stream.

The following limits apply when using the GetMediaForFragmentList API:

  • A client can call GetMediaForFragmentList up to five times per second per stream.

  • Kinesis Video Streams sends media data at a rate of up to 25 megabytes per second (or 200 megabits per second) during a GetMediaForFragmentList session.

Request Syntax

POST /getMediaForFragmentList HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "Fragments": [ "string" ], "StreamName": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A list of the numbers of fragments for which to retrieve media. You retrieve these values with ListFragments.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^[0-9]+$

Required: Yes


The name of the stream from which to retrieve fragment media.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Type: ContentType Payload

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


The content type of the requested media.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9_\.\-]+$

The response returns the following as the HTTP body.


The payload that Kinesis Video Streams returns is a sequence of chunks from the specified stream. For information about the chunks, see PutMedia. The chunks that Kinesis Video Streams returns in the GetMediaForFragmentList call also include the following additional Matroska (MKV) tags:

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_FRAGMENT_NUMBER - Fragment number returned in the chunk.

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_SERVER_SIDE_TIMESTAMP - Server-side time stamp of the fragment.

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_PRODUCER_SIDE_TIMESTAMP - Producer-side time stamp of the fragment.

The following tags will be included if an exception occurs:

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_FRAGMENT_NUMBER - The number of the fragment that threw the exception

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_EXCEPTION_ERROR_CODE - The integer code of the exception

  • AWS_KINESISVIDEO_EXCEPTION_MESSAGE - A text description of the exception


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Kinesis Video Streams has throttled the request because you have exceeded the limit of allowed client calls. Try making the call later.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A specified parameter exceeds its restrictions, is not supported, or can't be used.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Status Code: 403, The caller is not authorized to perform an operation on the given stream, or the token has expired.

HTTP Status Code: 401


Kinesis Video Streams can't find the stream that you specified.

HTTP Status Code: 404

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: