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Mux Node API Library

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This library provides convenient access to the Mux REST API from server-side TypeScript or JavaScript.

The REST API documentation can be found on docs.mux.com. The full API of this library can be found in api.md.

Upgrading from pre-8.x

In February 2024 this SDK was updated to Version 8.0. For upgrading to 8.x see UPGRADE_8.x.md


npm install --save @mux/mux-node@beta
# or
yarn add @mux/mux-node@beta


The full API of this library can be found in api.md.

import Mux from '@mux/mux-node';

const mux = new Mux({
  tokenId: process.env['MUX_TOKEN_ID'], // This is the default and can be omitted
  tokenSecret: process.env['MUX_TOKEN_SECRET'], // This is the default and can be omitted

async function main() {
  const asset = await mux.video.assets.create({
    input: [{ url: 'https://storage.googleapis.com/muxdemofiles/mux-video-intro.mp4' }],
    playback_policy: ['public'],



Request & Response types

This library includes TypeScript definitions for all request params and response fields. You may import and use them like so:

import Mux from '@mux/mux-node';

const mux = new Mux({
  tokenId: process.env['MUX_TOKEN_ID'], // This is the default and can be omitted
  tokenSecret: process.env['MUX_TOKEN_SECRET'], // This is the default and can be omitted

async function main() {
  const params: Mux.Video.AssetCreateParams = {
    input: [{ url: 'https://storage.googleapis.com/muxdemofiles/mux-video-intro.mp4' }],
    playback_policy: ['public'],
  const asset: Mux.Video.Asset = await mux.video.assets.create(params);


Documentation for each method, request param, and response field are available in docstrings and will appear on hover in most modern editors.

Handling errors

When the library is unable to connect to the API, or if the API returns a non-success status code (i.e., 4xx or 5xx response), a subclass of APIError will be thrown:

async function main() {
  const liveStream = await mux.video.liveStreams.create().catch((err) => {
    if (err instanceof Mux.APIError) {
      console.log(err.status); // 400
      console.log(err.name); // BadRequestError
      console.log(err.headers); // {server: 'nginx', ...}
    } else {
      throw err;


Error codes are as followed:

Status Code Error Type
400 BadRequestError
401 AuthenticationError
403 PermissionDeniedError
404 NotFoundError
422 UnprocessableEntityError
429 RateLimitError
>=500 InternalServerError
N/A APIConnectionError


Certain errors will be automatically retried 2 times by default, with a short exponential backoff. Connection errors (for example, due to a network connectivity problem), 408 Request Timeout, 409 Conflict, 429 Rate Limit, and >=500 Internal errors will all be retried by default.

You can use the maxRetries option to configure or disable this:

// Configure the default for all requests:
const mux = new Mux({
  maxRetries: 0, // default is 2

// Or, configure per-request:
await mux.video.assets.retrieve('t02rm...', {
  maxRetries: 5,


Requests time out after 1 minute by default. You can configure this with a timeout option:

// Configure the default for all requests:
const mux = new Mux({
  timeout: 20 * 1000, // 20 seconds (default is 1 minute)

// Override per-request:
await mux.video.assets.retrieve('t02rm...', {
  timeout: 5 * 1000,

On timeout, an APIConnectionTimeoutError is thrown.

Note that requests which time out will be retried twice by default.


List methods in the Mux API are paginated. You can use for await … of syntax to iterate through items across all pages:

async function fetchAllVideoDeliveryUsages(params) {
  const allVideoDeliveryUsages = [];
  // Automatically fetches more pages as needed.
  for await (const deliveryReport of mux.video.deliveryUsage.list()) {
  return allVideoDeliveryUsages;

Alternatively, you can make request a single page at a time:

let page = await mux.video.deliveryUsage.list();
for (const deliveryReport of page.data) {

// Convenience methods are provided for manually paginating:
while (page.hasNextPage()) {
  page = page.getNextPage();
  // ...

Advanced Usage

Accessing raw Response data (e.g., headers)

The "raw" Response returned by fetch() can be accessed through the .asResponse() method on the APIPromise type that all methods return.

You can also use the .withResponse() method to get the raw Response along with the parsed data.

const mux = new Mux();

const response = await mux.video.assets
    input: [{ url: 'https://storage.googleapis.com/muxdemofiles/mux-video-intro.mp4' }],
    playback_policy: ['public'],
console.log(response.statusText); // access the underlying Response object

const { data: asset, response: raw } = await mux.video.assets
    input: [{ url: 'https://storage.googleapis.com/muxdemofiles/mux-video-intro.mp4' }],
    playback_policy: ['public'],

Customizing the fetch client

By default, this library uses node-fetch in Node, and expects a global fetch function in other environments.

If you would prefer to use a global, web-standards-compliant fetch function even in a Node environment, (for example, if you are running Node with --experimental-fetch or using NextJS which polyfills with undici), add the following import before your first import from "Mux":

// Tell TypeScript and the package to use the global web fetch instead of node-fetch.
// Note, despite the name, this does not add any polyfills, but expects them to be provided if needed.
import '@mux/mux-node/shims/web';
import Mux from '@mux/mux-node';

To do the inverse, add import "@mux/mux-node/shims/node" (which does import polyfills). This can also be useful if you are getting the wrong TypeScript types for Response - more details here.

You may also provide a custom fetch function when instantiating the client, which can be used to inspect or alter the Request or Response before/after each request:

import { fetch } from 'undici'; // as one example
import Mux from '@mux/mux-node';

const client = new Mux({
  fetch: async (url: RequestInfo, init?: RequestInfo): Promise<Response> => {
    console.log('About to make a request', url, init);
    const response = await fetch(url, init);
    console.log('Got response', response);
    return response;

Note that if given a DEBUG=true environment variable, this library will log all requests and responses automatically. This is intended for debugging purposes only and may change in the future without notice.

Configuring an HTTP(S) Agent (e.g., for proxies)

By default, this library uses a stable agent for all http/https requests to reuse TCP connections, eliminating many TCP & TLS handshakes and shaving around 100ms off most requests.

If you would like to disable or customize this behavior, for example to use the API behind a proxy, you can pass an httpAgent which is used for all requests (be they http or https), for example:

import http from 'http';
import HttpsProxyAgent from 'https-proxy-agent';

// Configure the default for all requests:
const mux = new Mux({
  httpAgent: new HttpsProxyAgent(process.env.PROXY_URL),

// Override per-request:
await mux.video.assets.retrieve('t02rm...', {
  baseURL: 'http://localhost:8080/test-api',
  httpAgent: new http.Agent({ keepAlive: false }),

Semantic Versioning

This package generally follows SemVer conventions, though certain backwards-incompatible changes may be released as minor versions:

  1. Changes that only affect static types, without breaking runtime behavior.
  2. Changes to library internals which are technically public but not intended or documented for external use. (Please open a GitHub issue to let us know if you are relying on such internals).
  3. Changes that we do not expect to impact the vast majority of users in practice.

We take backwards-compatibility seriously and work hard to ensure you can rely on a smooth upgrade experience.

We are keen for your feedback; please open an issue with questions, bugs, or suggestions.


TypeScript >= 4.5 is supported.

The following runtimes are supported:

  • Node.js 18 LTS or later (non-EOL) versions.
  • Deno v1.28.0 or higher, using import Mux from "npm:@mux/mux-node".
  • Bun 1.0 or later.
  • Cloudflare Workers.
  • Vercel Edge Runtime.
  • Jest 28 or greater with the "node" environment ("jsdom" is not supported at this time).
  • Nitro v2.6 or greater.

Note that React Native is not supported at this time.

If you are interested in other runtime environments, please open or upvote an issue on GitHub.




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