“We now provide a complete set of (CRUD) capabilities for uploading, managing, searching, and playing back user videos and metadata from the YouTube “cloud,” managed by us. We do all of the hard work of transcoding and hosting and streaming and thumbnailing your videos, and we provide open access to our sizable global audience, enabling you to generate traffic for your site, visibility for your brand, or support for your cause. Meanwhile, we provide full access to our substantial video library, enabling you to attract users and enhance the experience on your site. It’s all free, and it’s available to everyone, starting now. “
There is already a YouTube AS3 library (formlery hosted on Adobe Labs) which does not cover the latest features like uploading videos.
Searching for AS3 sample code I had a look at the YouTube API dev page.
The first one has a Flash CS3 tutorial and uses the JSON stuff of the Open Source AS3 library corelib. But then I realized that the new features like uploading videos where not covered yet. Then I came to the blog of the author Martin Legris who blogged that he had problems using the new API.
The AS3 Wrapper is a message thread and cares about AS3-AS2 communication and also only about playback if I checked it right so also not the thing I was looking for.
So it looks like there is no open AS3 solution for the new YouTube features yet. Please leave a comment if you know anything else. I hope my next post on this will show a solution. However I hope this post may provide some good links for others who want to start playing with the YouTube API and AS3/Flex.
Another interesting link to follow up is SWFAdress and the YouTube API to allow deeplinking (e.g. start at second 10 instead of the beginning) into videos.
I came across another “white label YouTube“. The startup Reality Digital just got another round funding and their services look very interesting. They use Adobe Premiere Express as online video editing solution like e.g. also the MTV Video Remixer and Photobucket.
So again: If you see something in AS3 open source around the new API please drop a comment!