API/Content Access Protocol/getItem

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The getItem method will return an item if it exist in the specified context, one typical scenario where this method is of interest is to verify if a certain item is part of myMusic context or not to be able to offer menus to add/remove it to myMusic context.

Note that the getItem method is not guaranteed to be fast, so it's strongly recommended to not call it for a long list of items.


	"jsonrpc": 2.0,
	"id": < A unique number used to correlate requests with responses, see JSON-RPC specification for more information >,
	"method": "getItem",
	"params": {
		"contextId": < The context to retrieve the item from >
		"itemId": < The identity of the item to retrieve >
		"language": <Optional, language which is preferred, if not specified the default language will be used>

Some important things to notice:

  • contextId
    • See more information in the description about findItems method
    • Context is a mandatory parameter here and the method will only return the item if it exists in the specified context


	"jsonrpc": 2.0,
	"id": < Request identity, see JSON-RPC specification for more information >,
	"result": {
		"id": < Unique identity for this item within the ickStream concept >,
		"text": < Textual representation of this item >,
		"sortText": < Optional, if specified it represents the appropriate sorting order >,
		"type": < Type of item >,
                "preferredChildItems": [ < Optional, list of item types that are most suitable to offer a method to access based on this item. Deprecated, replaced with preferredChildRequest in API version 2.0 and later >
		"preferredChildRequest": <Optional, reference to request identity in getProtocolDescription2 method. Introduced in API version 2.0 >
		"streamingRefs": [ < Optioanl, streaming references for this item, can be a single track or a continuous stream >
				"format": < format of stream, for example "mp3" >,
				"intermediate": <Optional, true if pointed to a redirected stream >,
				"sampleRate": <Optional, sample rate, for example 44100 >,
				"sampleSize": <Optional, sample size, for example 16 >,
				"channels": <Optional, number of channels, for example 2 >,
				"streamFormatInformation": <Optional, additional format information about the
				                            stream, for example aac container type >
				"url": < Url of this streaming reference >
		"image": < Optional, URL to an image which represent this item >,
		"itemAttributes": {
			< Model attribute identity >: <Model attribute value>
		"tracks": { < Optional, parameters to use in findItems method to retrieve all track objects below this object

Or if the item doesn't exist, it simply returns:

	"jsonrpc": 2.0,
	"id": < Request identity, see JSON-RPC specification for more information >,

For more details of each parameter in the result, see the documentation of the result from findItems method

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