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I want to learn more about how video apis work, can anyone help? Like if there's a video stored on some server. It is accessible via a particular link, just like json or other data.

But how is a video player on the client side loading those video chunks piece by piece? Does it make a new request every few seconds , loads a chunk a renders it on screen? Does it make a get or post request? Can i intercept this mechanism in a way that i pass some authentication keys and server only responds with the chunk if i pass correct keys?

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