Youtube API

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2012-06-25 11:13:05
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Youtube API
Last update2012-06-25 11:13:05
OAuth 1.0No Deprecated,
OAuth 2.0Yes
Video feeds
Example of a video feed
Video search feedsYes + ?queryParameters
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:
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
getLikersNo You can get the numLikes. <yt:rating numDislikes='28' numLikes='141'/>
User uploadsYes + authentication token or
Playlist feedYes Ex:
Watch later feedYes if in, gd:feedLink rel=''
Watch historyYes + authentication token OR
Video recommendationsYes or
Related videosYes <link rel="" type="application/atom+xml" href=""/>
Video responsesYes <link rel='' type='application/atom+xml' href=''/>
New subscription videosYes + authentication token OR
Channel feeds
Channel search feedsYes
API query parameters for channel searchalt, q, max-results, start-index, strict, v Ex:
Standard channel feedsYes URL:
parametermost_viewed: most_subscribed:
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
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
Subscription and activity feeds
User subscription feedYes + Authentication token OR
User activity feedsYes + Authenticated token OR
Inbox and contact feeds
User inbox feedYes + Authentication token
User contacts feedYes + Authentication token
User profile entry
User profile entryYes + Authentication token OR
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.
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