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twitter-video

2.0.0 • Public • Published

twitter-video

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Posts native video to twitter's video API.

Install

npm install twitter-video

Usage

var twitterVideo = require('twitter-video')
var Twit = require('twit')
 
var oauth = {
  consumer_key: '123',
  consumer_secret: '123',
  access_token: '123',
  access_token_secret: '123'
}
 
var T = Twit(oauth)
var PATH = '/path/to/video.mp4'
 
twitterVideo.fromFile(PATH, oauth, function (err, media_id) {
  // Now you have a media ID you can post with a tweet
  var params = {status: 'yolo', media_ids: [ media_id ]}
  T.post('statuses/update', params, function post (err, data, res) {
    // Tweet with video is live
  })
})
 
var twitterStream = twitterVideo(oauth)
var videoStream = fs.createWriteStream(PATH)
 
twitterStream.on('finish', function() {
  twitterStream.on('media_id', function(media_id) {
    var params = {status: 'so nice i posted it twice', media_ids: [ media_id ]}
    T.post('statuses/update', params, function post (err, data, res) {
      // Tweet with video is live
    })
  })
})
 
videoStream.pipe(twitterStream)

CLI

npm i -g twitter-video

Installing this globally gives you access to the twitter-video command:

$ twitter-video
Uploads .mp4 video to twitter with a status updates
Usage: twitter-video [options]
    --config              configure your API keys
    --video, -v           path to mp4 file e.g. '~/myVideo.mp4' (requires -s)
    --status, -s          twitter status text e.g. 'this is a tweet yolo' (requires -v)

Before you can post videos to twitter, you need to configure your oAuth keys.

  1. Visit: https://apps.twitter.com
  2. Create a new app. This requires that a cell number is added to your twitter account.
  3. Generate an access token on the "Keys and Access Tokens" tab

Next configure twitter-video

$ twitter-video --config
? Consumer Key 123
? Consumer Secret ***
? Access Token 123
? Access Token Secret ***
Attention: Secret API keys saved to /Users/username/.config/twitter-video
Ready to Send!

Now you can post a tweet with a native video!

$ twitter-video -v DRQCQaiww7XlAYJP.mp4 -s 'engage'
Post created at: https://twitter.com/twittername/status/624602234223865857

Contributing

Contributions welcome! Please read the contributing guidelines first.

Changelog

See CHANGELOG.md for news and updates.

License

ISC

Install

npm i twitter-video

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