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Mux Ruby

Official Mux API wrapper for ruby projects, supporting both Mux Data and Mux Video.

Mux Video is an API-first platform, powered by data and designed by video experts to make beautiful video possible for every development team.

Mux Data is a platform for monitoring your video streaming performance with just a few lines of code. Get in-depth quality of service analytics on web, mobile, and OTT devices.

Not familiar with Mux? Check out for more information.

This SDK is automatically generated by the OpenAPI Generator project:

  • API version: v1
  • Package version: 3.17.0
  • Build package: org.openapitools.codegen.languages.RubyClientCodegen For more information, please visit


Build a gem

To build the Ruby code into a gem:

gem build mux_ruby.gemspec

Then either install the gem locally:

gem install ./mux_ruby-3.17.0.gem

(for development, run gem install --dev ./mux_ruby-3.17.0.gem to install the development dependencies)

or publish the gem to a gem hosting service, e.g. RubyGems.

Finally add this to the Gemfile:

gem 'mux_ruby', '~> 3.17.0'

Install from Git

If the Ruby gem is hosted at a git repository:, then add the following in the Gemfile:

gem 'mux_ruby', :git => ''

Include the Ruby code directly

Include the Ruby code directly using -I as follows:

ruby -Ilib script.rb

Getting Started


Mux Ruby is a code generated lightweight wrapper around the Mux REST API and reflects them accurately. This has a few consequences you should watch out for:

  1. For almost all API responses, the object you're looking for will be in the data field on the API response object, as in the example below. This is because we designed our APIs with similar concepts to the JSON:API standard. This means we'll be able to return more metadata from our API calls (such as related entities) without the need to make breaking changes to our APIs. We've decided not to hide that in this library.

  2. We don't use a lot of object orientation. For example API calls that happen on a single asset don't exist in the asset class, but are API calls in the AssetsApi which require an asset ID.


To use the Mux API, you'll need an access token and a secret. Details on obtaining these can be found here in the Mux documentation.

Its up to you to manage your token and secret. In our examples, we read them from MUX_TOKEN_ID and MUX_TOKEN_SECRET in your environment.

Example Usage

Below is a quick example of using Mux Ruby to list the Video assets stored in your Mux account.

Be sure to also checkout the exmples directory:

There's also example usage of every API call (also used for testing):

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require 'mux_ruby'

# Auth Setup
openapi = MuxRuby.configure do |config|
  config.username = ENV['MUX_TOKEN_ID']
  config.password = ENV['MUX_TOKEN_SECRET']

# API Client Init
assets_api =

# List Assets
puts "Listing Assets in account:\n\n"

assets = assets_api.list_assets() do | asset |
  puts "Asset ID: #{}"
  puts "Status: #{asset.status}"
  puts "Duration: #{asset.duration.to_s}\n\n"

Exceptions & Error Handling

All errors inherit from ApiError, you can catch it or you can catch one of the more specific Errors below.


NotFoundError is thrown when a resource is not found. This is useful when trying to get an entity by its ID, for example get_asset("some-id-here") in the AssetsApi.


UnauthorizedError is thrown when Mux cannot authenticate your request. You should check you have configured your credentials correctly.


ServiceError is thrown when Mux returns a HTTP 5XX Status Code. If you encounter this reproducibly, please get in touch with


Be sure to check out the documentation in the docs directory.


If you run into problems, please raise a GitHub issue, filling in the issue template. We'll take a look as soon as possible.


We now accept PRs against this package! Please make your modifications to the templates in gen/templates, not the code itself, or please open an issue.


MIT License. Copyright 2019 Mux, Inc.