Youtube API V3

Discussion in 'Web development / Programming' started by @ruantec, May 30, 2015.

  1. @ruantec

    @ruantec Crazy GFX coder Emu Author

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    So.... after some fun playing games is time to go back to my real hobby. Since few weeks my youtube code to fetch videos isn't working anymore and the Windows 8+ version of the @ruanTuber stopped working(the search functionality only). After looking to solve the issue it seems like i have no other way but use the youtube API to get the job done. So far the new code is implemented and working after reading the docs and toying around with samples but there is so much unclear to me still and i want to check everything before i upload the new version to the app store.

    I'm wondering what are the real down sides of it and what i should be careful about. Are video downloads still prohibited? basically i can get all streams and most specially since i know ways to get access to all Audio and Video streams generated for every video so there is absolutely nothing stopping me from allow users to download videos... at least from a coding standpoint.

    Would be great if someone here could elaborate on the topic and we can discuss more about the whole google API which is something i tried to skip as much as i could but eventually have to use it now as i have no other choice.
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  3. Hatorijr

    Hatorijr Emu Author

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    i have used a few google apis in my time at my current company and have used the latest youtube api. i attempted to use the official libraries, which mind you are garbage from what i have had to deal with. But i do know a good fair bit about how to do stuff within the direct api calls. what would you like to know exactly?
  4. @ruantec

    @ruantec Crazy GFX coder Emu Author

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    There are few things that are a big confused... like getting the Rating of the Video and also suggestions. I tried to include suggestions in my request but it simply Fails. Also how do i allow like or dislikes??? the user have to be logged in? or can i do that without it?
  5. Hatorijr

    Hatorijr Emu Author

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    if you want the like to come from the user, you'd have to generate an access token for that user, who would have to be allowed to login. never tried to mess with suggested videos though.
  6. @ruantec

    @ruantec Crazy GFX coder Emu Author

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    Cool, i will check it out since generating an access token should be pretty easy. Also i will need to store the username and password of the user in order to auto login. I already wrote a encryption mechanism which use a unique info to encrypt the data and store it in the app settings. I'm planning to go further and also support cloud based storage as well as other streaming services.

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