How to get the thumbnail url for a category using the api

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#1

How can I get the thumbnail URL for a category?
If you have an example I can try on the test console, that would be great!
Thank you!


#2

Hi @anna.boccio,

Not sure I understand the question… A category does not have a thumbnail. It’s an entity you can attach entries to. This allows you to better organise your media assets, making content discovery easier. This mechanism also allows for entitlement enforcement, see https://developer.kaltura.com/api-docs/Secure_Control_and_Govern/Content-Categories-Management.html.

If you want to display a thumbnail for each category, you can choose one from an entry attached to it but the category record/object itself has none.


#3

hi @jess, Thank you for responding! And I apologize, for the confusing question. At SAP, we are using a kaltura cloud instance which has “channels”. We are able to assign thumbnails to these channels. How do I find the thumbnail assigned to the channel? (I believe channels are categories?)
Thank you for your help,
Anna


#4

Hi @anna.boccio,

That is correct, Kaltura MediaSpace [KMS] channels are category objects [or records, depending on your perspective] with special attributes.
In regards to your question, the thumbnail per channel is kept in a custom metadata profile on each relevant category.
The profile’s name is channelThumbnail.

You can learn about how to work with custom metadata by going through this tutorial:
https://developer.kaltura.com/workflows/Enrich_and_Organize_Metadata/Working_with_metadata;step=1

This tutorial explains how to work with ENTRY custom metadata objects/records whereas you’ll need to work with CATEGORY metadata but otherwise, the flow is similar and so are the service and action names [endpoints].