NetX's File Retrieval and JSON/RPC APIs are the primary interfaces for communicating with NetX.

File Retrieval API

The File Retrieval API is limited to read-only calls in terms of accessing data. The File Retrieval API is the primary mechanism for retrieving files — asset originals, proxies (thumbnails, previews and zooms), asset views, and the like. The exception to this is repurposing; if you want to transcode and retrieve the output, you will need to use the JSON/RPC API.


The JSON/RPC API is recommended for any new development. It provide the broadest number of methods, and uses JSON as the format exchange. Please refer to the JSON/RPC API article for an introduction.

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