Beginner questions

Hello there. Trying to study and test zoom sdk. Kinda overwhelmed with all the information.

What I’d like to do is only allow registered and paid users (at my site) to view a live zoom video. So I have some questions

  1. I understand that the person who wants to stream the video, will tell my site the meeting ID. Then when the clients who want to view it, my site will generate some kind of unique token. so the meeting ID will be not be public. Is that how it is ?

  2. I understand that viewing the video on mobile web browsers are not supported. Which is not a huge problem. Will the zoom sdk client javascript detect mobile web browsers, open zoom app automatically, enable the user to view the live video while keeping all those meeting IDs secret ?

Hi @zzzxtreme,

Thanks for reaching out! And good questions.

First, to answer your specific questions:

  1. I understand that the person who wants to stream the video, will tell my site the meeting ID. Then when the clients who want to view it, my site will generate some kind of unique token. so the meeting ID will be not be public. Is that how it is ?

You will first need to create a meeting either in the UI or via API. Then, once you have the Meeting ID (returned by the API or shown in the UI), you will pass this to the SDK upon joining or starting the meeting.

  1. I understand that viewing the video on mobile web browsers are not supported. Which is not a huge problem. Will the zoom sdk client javascript detect mobile web browsers, open zoom app automatically, enable the user to view the live video while keeping all those meeting IDs secret ?

The Web SDK will not automatically detect mobile browsers. However, you can choose to launch the Zoom App by default, by using the start and join_urls returned by our APIs.

You may also find this overview helpful as well, for getting started:

Thanks!
Will

thank you! appreciate your helpful response !!

Glad I could help :slight_smile: