I’m Addicted to You Tube & its API

You Tube is a fantastic site… It has captivated my imagination for sometime now, that I was glued to it. A novel idea of uploading videos and then making it freely “searchable” or blog-appendable for anyone. You can see a whole lot of You Tube videos in my Media Blog… But one thing about youtube I did not like was its searchability and the ease of use to find a video that you are looking for (by user, by tag…etc).

So, I have been wanting to write a search tool for youTube for a long time now. And then i chanced on the youTube API. Its a set of very simple REST (click here to know about REST) calls that would return me useful search info like search by tags, username… etc in a simple, ready to use XML Format!!

I could now use this data in my Flex Application & write a search tool… So I was well on my way to write a youTube Search tool… That in the next post..

Before i sign off, here’s a video I found on youTube that defines my state of affairs with youTube in the past few days.

I’m addicted To youTube

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