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This method creates a video. When using this method, specify the title, size, and classification of the video to be created. Description is an optional field for this method.

Tip: See Adding a video to your listing in the eBay Seller Center for details about video formatting requirements and restrictions, or visit the relevant eBay site help pages for the region in which the listings will be posted.

When a video is successfully created, the method returns the HTTP Status Code 201 Created.The method also returns the location response header containing the video ID, which you can use to retrieve the video.

Note: There is no ability to edit metadata on videos at this time. There is also no method to delete videos.

To upload a created video, use the uploadVideo method.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

This method has no URI parameters.

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

The table below shows additional HTTP request headers that are either required, conditionally required, or strongly recommended for this method. Other standard HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page (not in this table) can also be used, but they are optional.

Content-TypestringThis header indicates the format of the request body provided by the client. Its value should be set to application/json.

For more information, refer to HTTP request headers.

Occurrence: Required

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

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Request fields

Input container/fieldTypeDescription
classificationarray of Classification

The intended use for this video content. Currently, videos can only be added and associated with eBay listings, so the only supported value is ITEM.

Occurrence: Required


The description of the video.

Occurrence: Optional


The size, in bytes, of the video content.

Max: 157,286,400 bytes

Occurrence: Required


The title of the video.

Occurrence: Required


HTTP response headers

See HTTP response headers for details.

LocationThe created video resource location and the unique video ID.

Response payload

This call has no payload.

Response fields

This call has no field definitions.

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

400Bad Request
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

190000API_MEDIAAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
190002API_MEDIAREQUESTMissing or invalid size. The size of the file (in bytes) is required.
190003API_MEDIAREQUESTMaximum size exceeded for supported uploads. Please refer to the documentation.
190004API_MEDIAREQUESTTitle length limit has been exceeded. Please refer to the documentation.
190005API_MEDIAREQUESTDescription length exceeded. Please refer to the documentation.
190006API_MEDIAREQUESTA video title is required.
190013API_MEDIAREQUESTUnauthorized access.
190014API_MEDIAREQUESTA video classification is required.
190016API_MEDIAREQUESTMarkups are not permitted in the video title.
190017API_MEDIAREQUESTMarkups are not permitted in the video description.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Create a video

This sample creates a video given a title, size, and classification as metadata.


The inputs are the title, size, classification, and (optionally) description.



The output is an HTTP status. If the call is successful, the video will be created and the video ID is returned in the Location header.