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#1 2016-09-02 05:39:53

Registered: 2014-11-28
Posts: 9

Video file duration

I would like to retrieve the duration for a video file. Files_GetEditMovieInfo should return this, however I am getting an ACTION_NOT_PERMITTED error for every video file I try. I am calling Files_GetEditMovieInfo in the same way as I call Files_GetMetadata, which works fine.


#2 2016-09-02 09:47:16

Third Light Staff
Registered: 2015-01-06
Posts: 4

Re: Video file duration

Hi Steve,

Files_GetEditMovieInfo is an API call associated with video editing, therefore you would get an ACTION_NOT_PERMITTED response if any of the following are true:

  • you don't have the "Video editing and collaboration module",

  • the video editor is not enabled (settable by an admin via Configuration > Site Options > Video Settings),

  • your user has not been enabled for video editing (settable by an admin via Editing Rights > Edit video/audio files).

I can see how it would be ideal to be able to get the duration of a video without needing to be able to edit the video – I have now opened this feature request for consideration for inclusion in a future release.

Best wishes,



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