OpenTok is a platform for creating real time streaming video applications, created by TokBox.
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This package follows the PSR-4 autoloading standard. If you are using composer to install, you just require the generated autoloader:
Once the files of the SDK are loaded, you initialize an
OpenTok\OpenTok object with your own API
Key and API Secret.
use OpenTok\OpenTok; $opentok = new OpenTok($apiKey, $apiSecret);
To create an OpenTok Session, use the
createSession($options) method of the
OpenTok\OpenTok class. The
$options parameter is an optional array used to specify the following:
Setting whether the session will use the OpenTok Media Router or attempt to send streams directly between clients.
Setting whether the session will automatically create archives (implies use of routed session)
Specifying a location hint.
getSessionId() method of the
OpenTok\Session instance returns the session ID,
which you use to identify the session in the OpenTok client libraries.
use OpenTok\MediaMode; use OpenTok\ArchiveMode; // Create a session that attempts to use peer-to-peer streaming: $session = $opentok->createSession(); // A session that uses the OpenTok Media Router, which is required for archiving: $session = $opentok->createSession(array( 'mediaMode' => MediaMode::ROUTED )); // A session with a location hint: $session = $opentok->createSession(array( 'location' => '188.8.131.52' )); // An automatically archived session: $sessionOptions = array( 'archiveMode' => ArchiveMode::ALWAYS, 'mediaMode' => MediaMode::ROUTED ); $session = $opentok->createSession($sessionOptions); // Store this sessionId in the database for later use $sessionId = $session->getSessionId();
Once a Session is created, you can start generating Tokens for clients to use when connecting to it.
You can generate a token either by calling the
generateToken($sessionId, $options) method of the
OpenTok\OpenTok class, or by calling the
generateToken($options) method on the
instance after creating it. The
$options parameter is an optional array used to set the role,
expire time, and connection data of the Token.
use OpenTok\Session; use OpenTok\Role; // Generate a Token from just a sessionId (fetched from a database) $token = $opentok->generateToken($sessionId); // Generate a Token by calling the method on the Session (returned from createSession) $token = $session->generateToken(); // Set some options in a token $token = $session->generateToken(array( 'role' => Role::MODERATOR, 'expireTime' => time()+(7 * 24 * 60 * 60), // in one week 'data' => 'name=Johnny' ));
You can only archive sessions that use the OpenTok Media Router (sessions with the media mode set to routed).
You can start the recording of an OpenTok Session using the
startArchive($sessionId, $name) method
OpenTok\OpenTok class. This will return an
OpenTok\Archive instance. The parameter
$archiveOptions is an optional array and is used to assign a name, whether to record audio and/or
video, and the desired output mode for the Archive. Note that you can only start an
Archive on a Session that has clients connected.
// Create a simple archive of a session $archive = $opentok->startArchive($sessionId); // Create an archive using custom options $archiveOptions = array( 'name' => 'Important Presentation', // default: null 'hasAudio' => true, // default: true 'hasVideo' => true, // default: true 'outputMode' => OutputMode::INDIVIDUAL // default: OutputMode::COMPOSED ); $archive = $opentok->startArchive($sessionId, $archiveOptions); // Store this archiveId in the database for later use $archiveId = $archive->id;
Setting the output mode to
OutputMode::INDIVIDUAL setting causes each stream in the archive to be recorded to its own individual file. The
OutputMode::COMPOSED setting (the default) causes all streams in the archive to be recorded to a single (composed) file.
You can stop the recording of a started Archive using the
stopArchive($archiveId) method of the
OpenTok\OpenTok object. You can also do this using the
stop() method of the
// Stop an Archive from an archiveId (fetched from database) $opentok->stopArchive($archiveId); // Stop an Archive from an Archive instance (returned from startArchive) $archive->stop();
To get an
OpenTok\Archive instance (and all the information about it) from an archive ID, use the
getArchvie($archiveId) method of the
$archive = $opentok->getArchive($archiveId);
To delete an Archive, you can call the
deleteArchive($archiveId) method of the
class or the
delete() method of an
// Delete an Archive from an archiveId (fetched from database) $opentok->deleteArchive($archiveId); // Delete an Archive from an Archive instance (returned from startArchive, getArchive) $archive->delete();
You can also get a list of all the Archives you've created (up to 1000) with your API Key. This is
done using the
listArchives($offset, $count) method of the
OpenTok/OpenTok class. The parameters
$count are optional and can help you paginate through the results. This will return
an instance of the
$archiveList = $opentok->listArchives(); // Get an array of OpenTok\Archive instances $archives = $archiveList->getItems(); // Get the total number of Archives for this API Key $totalCount = $archiveList->totalCount();
Note that you can also create an automatically archived session, by passing in
archiveMode key of the
options parameter passed into the
method (see "Creating Sessions," above).
For more information on archiving, see the OpenTok archiving programming guide.
There are two sample applications included in this repository. To get going as fast as possible, clone the whole repository and follow the Walkthroughs:
Reference documentation is available at https://tokbox.com/developer/sdks/php/reference/index.html.
You need an OpenTok API key and API secret, which you can obtain by logging into your TokBox account.
The OpenTok PHP SDK requires PHP 5.6+ or PHP 7+
For PHP 5.5 and lower please use PHP SDK v2.5
See the Releases page for details about each release.
Changes in v2.2.1:
The default setting for the
createSession() method is to create a session with the media mode set
to relayed. In previous versions of the SDK, the default setting was to use the OpenTok Media Router
(media mode set to routed). In a relayed session, clients will attempt to send streams directly
between each other (peer-to-peer); if clients cannot connect due to firewall restrictions, the
session uses the OpenTok TURN server to relay audio-video streams.
Changes in v2.2.0:
This version of the SDK includes support for working with OpenTok archives.
The names of many methods of the API have changed. Many method names have changed to use camel case, including the following:
Note also that the
options parameter of the
OpenTok->createSession() method has a
property instead of a
The API_Config class has been removed. Store your OpenTok API key and API secret in code outside of the SDK files.
See the reference documentation http://www.tokbox.com/opentok/libraries/server/php/reference/index.html and in the docs directory of the SDK.
See https://support.tokbox.com for all our support options.
Find a bug? File it on the Issues page. Hint: test cases are really helpful!