I need to fetch the top videos for a particular game, say hearthstone.
After reading the api I figured that https://github.com/justintv/Twitch-API/blob/master/v3_resources/videos.md#get-videostop is the API I should use.
However, the API does not give correct results.
For example, https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/videos/top/?game=Hearthstone:%20Heroes%20of%20Warcraft returns me 10 games, but all have very few (< 500) views.
Those videos do not match with what I see at https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Hearthstone%3A%20Heroes%20of%20Warcraft/videos/week
Please let me know how I can get the top videos for a given game.
Huh. I’ll have to look into the default behavior. I added &broadcast_type=all and seem to get the same results as the page you referenced. Try this: https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/videos/top?game=Hearthstone:%20Heroes%20of%20Warcraft&broadcast_type=all
Thanks @DallasNChains. That does work.
So, is the documentation a bit out of date? I could not find broadcast_type as a parameter in https://github.com/justintv/Twitch-API/blob/master/v3_resources/videos.md#get-videostop
That’s exactly what I have to figure out. I found out about
broadcast_type by doing a network inspection of the page you linked to. That’s where I spotted the difference!
Interesting. I did see the network calls, but I missed that parameter.
Now, looking at it, I see another parameter “on_site=1”. I tried using 0,1,2,3 etc, but could not find any change. Out of curiosity, what does that do?
That’s probably a true/false flag, which likely relates to vods auto deleting after 60 days
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