Youtube VS Vimeo API

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2012-06-25 11:13:05
Compare Youtube API vs Vimeo API
Youtube APIVimeo API
Last update2012-06-25 11:13:052012-06-25 11:07:00
OAuth 1.0No Deprecated,
OAuth 2.0Yes-
Video feeds
Example of a video feed
Video search feedsYes + ?queryParametersYes,
Standard Google Data API parameters
Custom parameters
Standard video feedsYes,
parametermost_discussed: top_rated: top_favorites: most_viewed: most_shared: most_popular: most_recent: most_responded: recently_featured: on_the_web:, page, per_page, summary_response, full_response, query, sort. Method to sort by: relevant, newest, oldest, most_played, most_commented, or most_liked.
timeThis parameter is supported for the following feeds and charts: Standard video feeds (top_rated, top_favorites, most_viewed, most_popular, most_discussed, most_responded) Standard channel feeds (most_subscribed – This feed only supports the parameter values this_week, this_month, and all_time; most_viewed) Live event charts ( experimental feature) (upcoming – This feed only supports the parameter values today and this_week) Ex:
regionIDEx Spain ES: regionID:
feedID_category_nameURL for feed of top-rated entertainment videos in France:
Favorite videosYes + authentication token or vimeo.videos.getLikes: Get a list of videos that the user likes.
getLikersNo You can get the numLikes. <yt:rating numDislikes='28' numLikes='141'/>Yes vimeo.videos.getLikers, Get a list of the users that have liked a video.
User uploadsYes + authentication token or vimeo.videos.getUploaded, Get a list of videos uploaded by a user.
Playlist feedYes Ex: vimeo.albums.getVideos, Get a list of the videos in an album.
Watch later feedYes if in, gd:feedLink rel=''Yes vimeo.albums.getWatchLater, Get the list of videos in a user's Watch Later album.
Watch historyYes + authentication token OR ? vimeo.activity.userDid, Get a list of things that a user did.
Video recommendationsYes or
Related videosYes <link rel="" type="application/atom+xml" href=""/>- vimeo.videos.getByTag, Get a list of videos that have the specified tag.
Video responsesYes <link rel='' type='application/atom+xml' href=''/>No
New subscription videosYes + authentication token OR vimeo.videos.getSubscriptions Get a list of the subscribed videos for a user.
Channel feeds
Channel search feedsYes vimeo.channels.getAll, Get a list of all public channels.
API query parameters for channel searchalt, q, max-results, start-index, strict, v Ex:, page, sort
Standard channel feedsYes URL: vimeo.channels.getAll, Get a list of all public channels.
parametermost_viewed: most_subscribed: = newest, oldest, alphabetical, most_videos, most_subscribed, or most_recently_updated.
timeSupported values of the time parameter for the most_subscribed feed are: this_week, this_month, and all_time. Ex:
regionIDEx Spain ES: regionID:
User typesValid user types that can be appended to the feed URL are Comedians, Directors, Gurus, Musicians, Non-profit, Partners, Politicians, Reporters, and Sponsors. Ex:
Playlists feeds
Playlist search feedsYes
API query parameters for playlist searchalt, q, max-results, start-index, strict, v Ex:
User playlists feedYes + authentication token OR vimeo.albums.getAll, Get a list of a user's albums.
Event feeds
Live event chartsYes
featured This feed lists promoted live events that are currently happening or will soon take place.
live_now This feed lists live events that are currently active.
upcoming This feed lists events that will take place within the time frame specified for the time parameter. Valid parameter values are today (one day), this_week (seven days), this_month (one month), and all_time, and all_time is the default value.
recently_broadcasted This feed lists events that recently ended.
User events feedYes + Authentication token OR
Comment feeds
Comment feedsYes vimeo.videos.comments.getList, Get a list of the comments on a video.
Subscription and activity feeds
User subscription feedYes + Authentication token OR vimeo.people.getSubscriptions, Get a list of the things a user is subscribed to.
User activity feedsYes + Authenticated token OR vimeo.activity.happenedToUser:Get a list of activity on a user. vimeo.activity.userDid :Get a list of things that a user did.
Inbox and contact feeds
User inbox feedYes + Authentication tokenNo
User contacts feedYes + Authentication tokenYes vimeo.contacts.getAll, Get a list of all contacts.
User profile entry
User profile entryYes + Authentication token OR vimeo.people.getInfo, Get information about a user.
Rate limiting
Rate limitingThe YouTube Data API supports batch processing, enabling you to execute up to 50 operations with a single API request rather than submit a separate request for each individual operation.Authenticated calls are limited to 1500 requests per user per 5 minutes. Unauthenticated calls are limited to 7500 requests per day.
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  • I'm still working on this.
    Posted 2012-06-21 15:13:33 by gemalm

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