Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Big Youtube News turns out to be: extended API, YouTube Everywhere

"YouTube’s big announcement today is more open API’s that will allow developers to upload videos and video responses from any where."
TechCrunch: Anticlimax: YouTube Announces More Open API’s

"Now if YouTube would just embrace H.264 video encoding for hi-def quality videos (or at least the On2 VP6 codecs that Vimeo uses), the site would, by our estimation, be virtually unrivaled in both features and quality"
WIRED Blog Network: New YouTube Developer Tools Turn Any Website Into a Video Sharing Hub

YouTube Everywhere

  • Upload videos and video responses to YouTube
  • Add/Edit user and video metadata (titles, descriptions, ratings, comments, favorites, contacts, etc)
  • Fetch localized standard feeds (most viewed, top rated, etc.) for 18 international locales
  • Perform custom queries optimized for 18 international locales
  • Customize player UI and control video playback (pause, play, stop, etc.) through software

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