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New YouTube APIs Released!

March 12th, 2008 by enefekt

Issue 82 has finally been closed. We now have new YouTube APIs. What’s really cool is the new Player API, which includes:

  • Ability to control playback and access current state of media, and receive notification of important events.
  • API accessible from both JavaScript and Flash (ActionScript 2)
  • New chromeless player to implement your own controls and skin!

Authentication, uploading and internationalized feeds are also a part of this release!

Update: Watch the video in the announcement post, and you’ll see that Geoff Stearns (OG SWFObject guy) was one of the guys who worked on this. Congrats Geoff!


  1. Anupam Says:

    Hay Man,

    Thanks for the wonderful apis! However I am finding one issues which is preventing me from using this wonderful api.

    If you can help, it would be wonderful!!

    Thanks in advance,

  2. enefekt Says:

    Yes, I’m getting close to working on this again. (I’m going to start looking at it this morning) That issue will be the first one I tackle. Watch it to get notified of any updates. Thanks for your patience.

  3. ChadAndrewDrobish Says:

    So, I would like to use this as well – but there are few things (besides the issue 10) that is holding me back.

    I understand youtubes securities, but it would be great to get data like formats – (HQ, HD, etc) as well as flv meta data (which can be acquired from a NetStreams.client obj in As3) Any thoughts if it would be possible to obtain that through the API? Been looking through all the APIs out there for the last week – nothing yet except getting a token and pulling the flv directly.


  4. Kendall Says:

    how does this help?