Bug - LinkedIn Videos API downloadUrl points to generated WebVTT instead of video data

Vladimir Posvistelik 0 Reputation points


As of today (27 Feb 2023) new Videos API has a bug, which makes GET video endpoint almost unusable. Steps to reproduce:

  • as a company admin I create a video post via web UI and upload my video file
  • once post is created, I make a GET video query via API (e.g. https://api.linkedin.com/rest/videos/urn%3Ali%3Avideo%3AD4E05AQHzMMsZytkkOQ ) with all proper headers and tokens
  • the response has all proper values, including "downloadUrl" field pointing to video
  • but seems like after some time the system generates WebVTT file and once these subtitles are ready my following GET video request returns "downloadUrl" pointing to WebVTT (instead of pointing to video itself, like few moments ago - when subtitles were not yet generated):
       "downloadUrl": "https://dms.licdn.com/playlist/D4E05AQHzMMsZytkkOQ/video-transcript/0/1677516619222?e=1678140000&v=beta&t=I7E6JCKDV7zNZjDBB17UcNBQ1KLXzFBJEgAbdqoT9jw",
       "thumbnail": "https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/D4E05AQHzMMsZytkkOQ/videocover-high/0/1677516492750?e=1678140000&v=beta&t=5yGOcNAZkRvPc2st7Mvcvea2M4r07t5GyFBwJFv5OrI",
       "downloadUrlExpiresAt": 1678140000000,
       "status": "AVAILABLE"

Thank you!

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  1. Vladimir Posvistelik 0 Reputation points

    All right, I've contacted Linkedin support team via Zendesk. That was a bug and now it's resolved.

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