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Using MediaTrack API | How to programmatically detect video track qualities

This article describes how you can use the API to detect video track qualities.

The VideoTrack API, which is a sub-API of the MediaTrack API, can be used to implement this functionality. Implementing this functionality is a common use-case for developers who want to build their own UI to visualize the available video track qualities.

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Code examples

The code examples below how to implement the detection of video track qualities across SDK.


The Web SDK leverages the MediaTrack API.

function handleAddTrackEvent(addTrackEvent) {
var videoTrackQualities = addTrackEvent.track.qualities;
player.videoTracks.addEventListener('addtrack', handleAddTrackEvent);

Android (TV) SDK

The Android SDK leverages the MediaTrack API.

EventListener<AddTrackEvent> handleAddTrackEvent = new EventListener<AddTrackEvent>() {
public void handleEvent(AddTrackEvent addTrackEvent) {
QualityList videoTrackQualities = addTrackEvent.getTrack().getQualities();
tpv.getPlayer().getVideoTracks().addEventListener(VideoTrackListEventTypes.ADDTRACK, handleAddTrackEvent);

iOS (/tvOS) SDK

Currently not available due to iOS limitations.


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