Influxis is very excited to announce the release of the Influxis API for the developers among us which you can find at:  We know this has been a long-awaited request by so many of our customers, and we look forward to see what you’ll do with a supported API!

The Influxis API includes a REST API.  Use of the API is free with your Influxis account.

The REST API provides access to several Influxis service capabilities and lets your application (web or mobile) upload, encode and manage media files. (For mobile apps, you must have an intermediary between the mobile devices and the Influxis API in order to protect your username/password). While these are only a few of the functions currently available, more are scheduled to come in the following months. This API allows you to use your Influxis account like never before giving you more control and access to functionalities that previously only existed within the Influxis Portal and are now at your command.

To get started with the API, log in to your Influxis Account (or sign up first if you don’t already have an account), and browse our documentation.  You may also request a trial account from

Given this is a new API, we’re eager to get your feedback, help you with any issues you may encounter, and hear your ideas for new features.  Please use our Forums to post any questions or write us directly at to keep in touch.

Have fun with the API and let us know how you use it.

6 Responses to “Influxis launches new API for uploading, encoding and managing files.”

  1. J. Alfred

    Finally! I have been waiting for this. :D

  2. Francisco

    Really?? Me too! Now I can encode through SFTP.
    *Wu Tang!

  3. dcolumbus

    I’ve been using the API to upload files. It’s awesome. However, one question I do have is: when initially asking for the upload token with “/upload/any” , how are you supposed to know what the FileName is if you haven’t yet selected the file for upload? In other words, if I say the FileName is “myfile” I don’t know what the format of the file is yet, so I can’t assign an extension to the file… it could be an .FLV, .MOV, .JPEG, .PNG. Get what I mean?

    • Paul Blakely

      It’s awesome you’re using the API, and thanks for the feedback.

      The solution here is simple, however maybe not totally apparent. After you have a file to upload, then generate an upload token. The token only lasts 10 minutes, and is not forever. So you would just generate tokens as needed – in other words, you wouldn’t pre-generate a bunch of tokens and then decide to use them later as they would expire too soon.

      Hope this helps and if you have any more questions, feel free to post here or email us at

  4. Kevin Babcock

    Great work on the API – been away from Influxis since 2012 and the new interfaces and features are fantastic.

    That being said, it’d be AMAZING! GREAT! WONDERFUL! if the documentation provided some examples of the how to utilize the API. You must admit the documentation doesn’t make it clear how to call those endpoints and with what data. Am I supposed to submit a form? Can I use XHTTP from a browser?

  5. Rony

    Please, testing is needed to encode files with .flv extension to .mp4


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