YouTube Launches New APIs and Tools

The new features include Upload/Write APIs, YouTube Data API Localization, and Chromeless Flash Player.

Now website and web app developers will be able to allow their users to upload videos straight to YouTube; to comment, rate and favorite the videos. The programmers can also customize and control the Flash player in which the videos are played. According to the press release, the new APIs allow the developers to:

  • 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

Here are some examples: Spore gamers are able to capture videos of user-generated creatures from Electronic Arts upcoming game, and upload them directly into YouTube, UC Berkeley can publish its free educational content from its open source capture and delivery system directly into YouTube, offering it to the world.

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