[mythtv] Implications of the new youtube API

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 00:27:07 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Bryan Haskins <ryuzaki90 at gmail.com> wrote:

> What do you think this will mean for us? Since, from what I understand, we
> can now freely manipulate/search/view videos however we please using the
> API, it is now fully okay to get youtube working more directly (no scraping,
> or anything) with mythtv. Has anyone thoroughly skimmed the new API, and
> what it's capable of? I assume we can directly get a raw FLV stream from it
> (as the big thing it boasts is playing videos in whatever client you enjoy).
> All of this, to me, means a custom frontend fro Youtube searches, and a
> simple script to directly pull movie locations, passing it to internal or
> mplayer.
> It's all new so I thought a good discussion would be great.

If it's what I looked at a short while back when fixing MythNews for the
YouTube downloading, it wasn't much different than the existing RSS feeds
that they provide in terms of capabilities.  It still only returns
information about referencing the embedded player, not downloading the video
file itself.  At least that's what I gathered from the google site that
described it and when looking at the results from the various queries.

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