KinesisVideoArchivedMedia / Client / list_fragments



Returns a list of Fragment objects from the specified stream and timestamp range within the archived data.

Listing fragments is eventually consistent. This means that even if the producer receives an acknowledgment that a fragment is persisted, the result might not be returned immediately from a request to ListFragments. However, results are typically available in less than one second.


You must first call the GetDataEndpoint API to get an endpoint. Then send the ListFragments requests to this endpoint using the –endpoint-url parameter.


If an error is thrown after invoking a Kinesis Video Streams archived media API, in addition to the HTTP status code and the response body, it includes the following pieces of information:

  • x-amz-ErrorType HTTP header – contains a more specific error type in addition to what the HTTP status code provides.

  • x-amz-RequestId HTTP header – if you want to report an issue to Amazon Web Services, the support team can better diagnose the problem if given the Request Id.

Both the HTTP status code and the ErrorType header can be utilized to make programmatic decisions about whether errors are retry-able and under what conditions, as well as provide information on what actions the client programmer might need to take in order to successfully try again.

For more information, see the Errors section at the bottom of this topic, as well as Common Errors.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_fragments(
        'FragmentSelectorType': 'PRODUCER_TIMESTAMP'|'SERVER_TIMESTAMP',
        'TimestampRange': {
            'StartTimestamp': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'EndTimestamp': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
  • StreamName (string) – The name of the stream from which to retrieve a fragment list. Specify either this parameter or the StreamARN parameter.

  • StreamARN (string) – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the stream from which to retrieve a fragment list. Specify either this parameter or the StreamName parameter.

  • MaxResults (integer) – The total number of fragments to return. If the total number of fragments available is more than the value specified in max-results, then a ListFragmentsOutput$NextToken is provided in the output that you can use to resume pagination.

  • NextToken (string) – A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the ListFragmentsOutput$NextToken from a previously truncated response.

  • FragmentSelector (dict) –

    Describes the timestamp range and timestamp origin for the range of fragments to return.


    This is only required when the NextToken isn’t passed in the API.

    • FragmentSelectorType (string) – [REQUIRED]

      The origin of the timestamps to use (Server or Producer).

    • TimestampRange (dict) – [REQUIRED]

      The range of timestamps to return.

      • StartTimestamp (datetime) – [REQUIRED]

        The starting timestamp in the range of timestamps for which to return fragments.

      • EndTimestamp (datetime) – [REQUIRED]

        The ending timestamp in the range of timestamps for which to return fragments.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Fragments': [
            'FragmentNumber': 'string',
            'FragmentSizeInBytes': 123,
            'ProducerTimestamp': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'ServerTimestamp': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'FragmentLengthInMilliseconds': 123
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Fragments (list) –

      A list of archived Fragment objects from the stream that meet the selector criteria. Results are in no specific order, even across pages.

      • (dict) –

        Represents a segment of video or other time-delimited data.

        • FragmentNumber (string) –

          The unique identifier of the fragment. This value monotonically increases based on the ingestion order.

        • FragmentSizeInBytes (integer) –

          The total fragment size, including information about the fragment and contained media data.

        • ProducerTimestamp (datetime) –

          The timestamp from the producer corresponding to the fragment.

        • ServerTimestamp (datetime) –

          The timestamp from the Amazon Web Services server corresponding to the fragment.

        • FragmentLengthInMilliseconds (integer) –

          The playback duration or other time value associated with the fragment.

    • NextToken (string) –

      If the returned list is truncated, the operation returns this token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.