Lokesh Lokesh - 1 year ago 96
Ruby Question

How to specify time for youtube api in ruby

I'm writing Ruby script to communicate with Youtube Streaming API to create live stream and live broadcast. So far, I have been able to write code to insert new stream and it works but I'm facing problem while inserting broadcast. I'm getting the following error:

/usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/google-api-client-0.8.0/lib/google/api_client.rb:652:in `block (2 levels) in execute!': Scheduled start time is required (Google::APIClient::ClientError)
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/retriable-1.4.1/lib/retriable/retry.rb:27:in `perform'
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/retriable-1.4.1/lib/retriable.rb:15:in `retriable'
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/google-api-client-0.8.0/lib/google/api_client.rb:635:in `block in execute!'
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/retriable-1.4.1/lib/retriable/retry.rb:27:in `perform'
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/retriable-1.4.1/lib/retriable.rb:15:in `retriable'
from /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0/gems/google-api-client-0.8.0/lib/google/api_client.rb:626:in `execute!'
from ruby_script.rb:44:in `insert_broadcast'
from ruby_script.rb:98:in `<main>'

So, its complaining that I haven't mentioned the scheduled start time. Here's the relevant code:

# Create a liveBroadcast resource and set its title, scheduled start time,
# scheduled end time, and privacy status.
def insert_broadcast(client, youtube, options)
insert_broadcast_response = client.execute!(
api_method: youtube.live_broadcasts.insert,
parameters: {
part: 'snippet,status'
body_object: {
snippet: {
title: options[:broadcast_title],
scheduledStartTime: options[:state_time],
scheduledEndTime: options[:end_time]
status: {
privacyStatus: options[:privacy_status]

p "Broadcast: #{insert_broadcast_response.data.id}"
return insert_broadcast_response.id

options = {
stream_title: 'stream',
broadcast_title: 'dumdum',
start_time: '2018-01-30T00:00:00.000Z',
end_time: '2018-01-30T00:01:00.000Z',
privacy_status: 'private'

The format of date time I have borrowed from this code sample which is in Python. I tried with
start_time: Time.now
hoping Ruby date time object might work but it didn't. How do I solve this?

Edit: Here's the complete script.

Answer Source

In your code you have scheduledStartTime: options[:state_time], and are passing it into the method as options[:start_time]

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