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This API analyzes the attached URL (or URLs) and returns the media item information.


Request URL

Where <Data_Center> is:
  • - For the US data center.
  • - For the European data center.
  • - For the Australian data center.
  • - For the Russian data center.
  • - For the Chinese data center.

If you are not sure of your site's data center, see Finding Your Data Center.



categoryIDstringThe identifier of the comments category from which to analyze the media item/s.
urlsstringA comma-separated list of media item URLs embedded in the comments.
format string Determines the format of the response. The options are:
  • json (default)
  • jsonp - If the format is jsonp then you are required to define a callback method (see parameter below).
callback string This parameter is required only when the format parameter is set to jsonp (see above). In such cases this parameter should define the name of the callback method to be called in the response, along with the jsonp response data.
httpStatusCodes Boolean The default value of this parameter is false, which means that the HTTP status code in Gigya's response is always 200 (OK), even if an error occurs. The error code and message is given within the response data (see below). If this parameter is set to true, the HTTP status code in Gigya's response would reflect an error, if one occurs.

Authorization Parameters

Each REST API request must contain identification and authorization parameters.

Some REST APIs may function without these authorization parameters, however, when that occurs, these calls are treated as client-side calls and all client-side rate limits will apply. In order to not reach client-side IP rate limits that may impact your implementation when using server-to-server REST calls, it is Recommended Best Practice to always sign the request or use a secret. A non-exhaustive list of REST APIs that this may apply to are as follows:

  • accounts.login
  • socialize.login
  • accounts.notifyLogin
  • socialize.notifyLogin
  • accounts.finalizeRegistration
  • accounts.linkAccounts

Please refer to the Authorization Parameters section for details. 


Response Data

errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error, associated with the errorCode, for logging purposes. This field will appear in the response only in case of an error.
errorDetails string This field will appear in the response only in case of an error and will contain the exception info, if available.
fullEventName string The full name of the event that triggered the response. This is an internally used parameter that is not always returned and should not be relied upon by your implementation.
callId string Unique identifier of the transaction, for debugging purposes.
time string The time of the response represented in ISO 8601 format, i.e., yyyy-mm-dd-Thh:MM:ss.SSSZ or
statusCode integer The HTTP response code of the operation. Code '200' indicates success.
This property is deprecated and only returned for backward compatibility.
statusReason string A brief explanation of the status code.
This property is deprecated and only returned for backward compatibility.


mediaItemsArray of objectsAn array of the embedded media, each with the following fields:
  • type - the content type - may be "video", "image" or "rich"
  • url - the URL of the media item
  • provider - the provider name
  • title - the title given to the media item
  • description - the description given to the media item
  • html - an auto playing HTML embed
  • width - the width of the  media item
  • height - the height of media item
  • thumbnailUrl - the thumbnail URL of the media item
  • thumbnailWidth - the width of the thumbnail URL of the media item
  • thumbnailHeight - the height of the thumbnail URL of the media item
  • providerIconUrl - the URL of the provider of the media item

A field that does not contain data will not appear in the response.


Sample Requests


Response Example

  "mediaItems": [
      "type": "video",
      "url": "",
      "photoUrl": "",
      "provider": "youtube",
      "title": "Gigya: The Leader in Customer Identity Management",
      "description": "The Leader in Customer Identity Management Gigya's Customer Identity Management Platform helps companies build better relationships by turning unknown visitors into known, loyal and engaged customers.",
      "html": "<iframe class=\"embedly-embed\" src=\"\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" scrolling=\"no\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>",
      "height": 360,
      "width": 640,
      "thumbnailUrl": "",
      "thumbnailWidth": 480,
      "thumbnailHeight": 360,
      "providerIconUrl": ""
  "statusCode": 200,
  "errorCode": 0,
  "statusReason": "OK",
  "callId": "5ca11703c8cf474982487bd18311795b",
  "time": "2018-01-02T16:39:25.339Z"