Wednesday, March 12, 2008

YouTube's Updated API

YouTube with including some major new features to its API is going to become more and more interesting solution for publishers and social networks. YouTube's could be the best new platform yet.
One of the important additional support is for authentication. It allows users to access YouTube features to upload videos, edit metadata, post comments, rate videos from other sites or from desktop applications. That means someone could create a better interface for YouTube and leverage the existing users and their data.
Another useful API lets you control an embedded YouTube player using JavaScript or ActionScript. As shown below, you can pause a video, skip to a certain frame, set the volume and much more. Try it yourself!
YouTube no longer restricts you to use their player: the chromeless player lets you add personalized controls, menus, but you can't remove the branding.

* Taken from Google OS.
YouTube Data API Protocol.
YouTube Developer API Blog.

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