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YouTube API Resources

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 | Author:

Posting just to keep some of the resources linked in a single post – will add to this list as further resources are found:

YouTube Announcement

YouTube APIs Developer Forum

YouTube Data API FAQ

—===Flex AS3 Related===—

Youtube Data API AS3 – Tutorial

Martin Legris’ Blog (as3-youtube-data-api author)

more links

—===Flex Examples===—
as3-youtube-data-api usage example(with source code)

Example Flex YouTube Player(with source code)


Update: No need for Developer Key to load the chromeless player from now on the new chromeless player URL is: http://www.youtube.com/apiplayer

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Flex YouTube API Example Feed + Search Display

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Author:

Flex YouTube API feed + search display. download source code here

Uses library @ as3-youtube-data-api

Nice player example @ on_the_other_hand

author of as3-youtube-data-api has a blog @ blog.martinlegris.com

update: added in a simple player to view the movies.

Update 2: Added source code download for the feed display
We are making a Cairngorm version of this but here is a simple component version to test.
The source code for the feed display component (not the player) is here
It is a FlashDevelop3 Beta7 project file and uses the Flex3 SDK to compile. To build the project requires the as3-youtube-data-api library Just download youtube-google-0.95.zip and add it to the project path and compile, that is it.

All of the hard work is done by SimpleFeedGrabberExample.as which uses the excellent as3-youtube-data-api library to load feeds from YouTube and parses them into an ArrayCollection which is the Bindable datasource for the display. This is a simple version that will likely change a lot when it is in our Cairngorm project but works fine for now.
as3-youtube-data-api notes: in strict mode you get a few warnings of variables declared without datatypes in the as3-youtube-data-api library but these are easy to fix. Also YouTubeClient has been removed in the library version released yesterday but we substituted YouTubeFeedClient in its place and that seems to work ok.

Once the above is complete to integrate with into the otoh player grab the source code from here:
* copy the src directory into this project src folder
* make YouTubeTest.mxml the target file + make 3 edits to it:
* put xmlns:ytfeeds=”ytfeeds.*” in the Application tag at the top
* put <ytfeeds:YTFeedComponent top=”325″ /> just before </mx:Application>
* insert your YouTube Developer key into YouTubeTest.mxml and compile.

Now when you click on a movie in the display it can be played in the otoh player because video.text is set to the selected movie ID.

Added a Comments viewer, and a related movies tab using the as3-youtube-data-api

View the updated flex youtube movie here

Category: Code Examples, Flash, YouTube API | 15 Comments


Sunday, April 20th, 2008 | Author:

An alternative to excessive typing or copy + paste that is worth consideration is a Cairngorm code generator like The Cairngen Project

Project now moved to GoogleCode

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Some Interesting OSFlash Projects

Sunday, April 06th, 2008 | Author:

AsWing is an Open Source Flash ActionScript GUI framework

Sandy – A 3D library

Xray Debugging Tool

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Flex Builder For Students

Monday, March 31st, 2008 | Author:

flex builder 3 now free for students Flex Builder 3 is now free for students and faculty of eligible educational institutions

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Ububtu on VirtualBox – working well

Friday, February 22nd, 2008 | Author:

vbox_logo_s1.pngVirtualBox allows you to run one OS within another. Currently typing this from an Ubuntu guest running on an XP host and the performance is very good.

Some simple instructions to set it up can be found here

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Simple Flex Flickr Search Tool

Monday, December 10th, 2007 | Author:

Flex Search Flickr


Category: Code Examples, Flash, Flickr API | 2 Comments

Using Papervision3D with FlashDevelop 3

Sunday, June 24th, 2007 | Author:

[EDIT] For a more up to date post click here http://www.dehash.com/?p=152

PV3D Torus

Below is an example using Papervision3D AS3 engine using Flex2 SDK and FlashDevelop3 Beta 2. Look here for a fantastic Shark Demo

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FlashDevelop 3 is almost here

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 | Author:

It is still in Beta but is completely usable in my experience

Download Info

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