AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Interface for accessing KinesisVideoMedia

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.KinesisVideoMedia
Assembly: AWSSDK.KinesisVideoMedia.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public interface IAmazonKinesisVideoMedia
         IAmazonService, IDisposable

The IAmazonKinesisVideoMedia type exposes the following members



Asynchronous operations (methods ending with Async) in the table below are for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the SDK follows the standard naming convention of BeginMethodName and EndMethodName to indicate asynchronous operations - these method pairs are not shown in the table below.

Public Method GetMedia(GetMediaRequest)

Use this API to retrieve media content from a Kinesis video stream. In the request, you identify stream name or stream Amazon Resource Name (ARN), and the starting chunk. Kinesis Video Streams then returns a stream of chunks in order by fragment number.

You must first call the GetDataEndpoint API to get an endpoint to which you can then send the GetMedia requests.

When you put media data (fragments) on a stream, Kinesis Video Streams stores each incoming fragment and related metadata in what is called a "chunk." For more information, see . The GetMedia API returns a stream of these chunks starting from the chunk that you specify in the request.

The following limits apply when using the GetMedia API:

  • A client can call GetMedia 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 GetMedia session.

Public Method GetMediaAsync(GetMediaRequest, CancellationToken)

Initiates the asynchronous execution of the GetMedia operation.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms