Start recording a call

    This endpoint allows you to start recording a call.

    API Endpoint

    POST https://api.plivo.com/v1/Account/{auth_id}/Call/{call_uuid}/Record/

    Arguments

    time_limit integer

    Sets the maximum duration post which the recording will be stopped automatically. The default value is 60 seconds

    file_format string

    This allows you to specify the format in which you want the recording in. The formats supported are mp3 and wav. By default recordings are in mp3 format.

    transcription_type string

    auto: Transcription is completely automated and the turnaround time is 5 minutes.

    Transcriptions are charged and details are available in pricing page

    Deprecation Notice - Hybrid Transcriptions:

    Starting September 7th, 2020, Plivo’s transcription service will no longer support Hybrid (human-reviewed) transcriptions. Transcription requests with the Transcription Type attribute set to Hybrid will be processed, but will not undergo human review.

    All transcriptions will be billed as per the standard rate for automated (non-hybrid) transcriptions.

    Note: Currently we support transcriptions only for voice mail use case (calls less than 60 second duration).
    transcription_url string

    The URL to which the transcription needs to be posted.

    transcription_method string

    The HTTP verb that is used to invoke the transcription_url. Defaults to POST.

    callback_url string

    The URL which needs to be invoked when the recording ends. The details that will be posted to the URL are provided in Callback URL section.

    callback_method string

    The HTTP verb that is used to invoke the callback_url. This defaults to POST. Supported values are GET and POST.

    Callback URL

    The following are the details that will be posted to when the Callback URL is invoked after the recording ends.

    List of parameters sent to the Callback URL

    api_id

    The same api_id that is being returned by the Record API

    record_url

    The URL where the recorded file can be accessed

    call_uuid

    The call_uuid of the call on which this recording happened

    recording_id

    The recording_id returned by the Record API

    recording_duration

    The recording duration in seconds

    recording_duration_ms

    The recording duration in milliseconds

    recording_start_ms

    The start time of the recording since epoch in milliseconds

    recording_end_ms

    The end time of the recording since epoch in milliseconds

    Returns

    If successful this endpoint returns an acknowledgement that the recording has started along with an URL to access the recording

    Response

    HTTP Status Code: 202

    {
      "url": "http://s3.amazonaws.com/recordings_2013/48dfaf60-3b2a-11e3.mp3",
      "message": "call recording started",
      "recording_id": "48dfaf60-3b2a-11e3",
      "api_id": "c7b69074-58be-11e1-86da-adf28403fe48"
    }
    

    Example Request

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    import plivo
    
    client = plivo.RestClient()
    response = client.calls.record(
        call_uuid='3a2e4c90-dcee-4931-8a59-f123ab507e60', )
    print(response)
    
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    #
    # Example for Call Record Create
    #
    require 'rubygems'
    require 'plivo'
    
    include Plivo
    include Plivo::Exceptions
    
    api = RestClient.new("YOUR_AUTH_ID", "YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN")
    
    begin
      response = api.calls.record(
        'eba53b9e-8fbd-45c1-9444-696d2172fbc8'
      )
      puts response
    rescue PlivoRESTError => e
      puts 'Exception: ' + e.message
    end
    
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    // Example for Call Record create
    
    var plivo = require('plivo');
    
    (function main() {
        'use strict';
        
        // As the auth_id and auth_token are unspecified, Plivo will fetch them from the PLIVO_AUTH_ID and PLIVO_AUTH_TOKEN environment variables.
        var client = new plivo.Client();
        client.calls.record(
            "eba53b9e-8fbd-45c1-9444-696d2172fbc8", // call uuid
        ).then(function (response) {
            console.log(response);
        }, function (err) {
            console.error(err);
        });
    })();
    
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    <?php
    /**
     * Example for Call Record create
     */
    require 'vendor/autoload.php';
    use Plivo\RestClient;
    use Plivo\Exceptions\PlivoRestException;
    $client = new RestClient("YOUR_AUTH_ID", "YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN");
    
    try {
        $response = $client->calls->startRecording(
            'eba53b9e-8fbd-45c1-9444-696d2172fbc8'
        );
        print_r($response);
    }
    catch (PlivoRestException $ex) {
        print_r($ex);
    }
    
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    package com.plivo.api.samples.call.record;
    
    import java.io.IOException;
    import com.plivo.api.Plivo;
    import com.plivo.api.exceptions.PlivoRestException;
    import com.plivo.api.models.call.Call;
    import com.plivo.api.models.call.actions.CallRecordCreateResponse;
    
    /**
    * Example for Call Record create
    */
    class RecordCreate {
        public static void main(String [] args) {
            Plivo.init();
            try {
                CallRecordCreateResponse response = Call.recorder("eba53b9e-8fbd-45c1-9444-696d2172fbc8")
                    .record();
    
                System.out.println(response);
            } catch (PlivoRestException | IOException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
    }
    
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    /**
     * Example for Call Record Create
     */
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using Plivo;
    using Plivo.Exception;
    
    namespace PlivoExamples
    {
        internal class Program
        {
            public static void Main(string[] args)
            {
                var api = new PlivoApi("YOUR_AUTH_ID", "YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN");
                try
                {
                    var response = api.Call.StartRecording(
                        callUuid:"10c94053-73b4-46fe-b74a-12159d1d3d60"
                    );
                    Console.WriteLine(response);
                }
                catch (PlivoRestException e)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message);
                }
            }
        }
    }
    
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    curl -i --user AUTH_ID:AUTH_TOKEN \
        -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
        -d '{"time_limit":"optional param in seconds"}' \
        https://api.plivo.com/v1/Account/{auth_id}/Call/{call_uuid}/Record/
    
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    // Example for Call Record create
    package main
    
    import "fmt"
    import "github.com/plivo/plivo-go"
     
    func main() {
    	client, err := plivo.NewClient("", "", &plivo.ClientOptions{})
    	if err != nil {
    		panic(err)
    	}
    	response, err := client.Calls.Record(
    		"eba53b9e-8fbd-45c1-9444-696d2172fbc8",
    		plivo.CallRecordParams{},
    	)
    	if err != nil {
    		panic(err)
    	}
    	fmt.Printf("Response: %#v\n", response)
    }