Tuesday, May 13, 2008

myVidster API - It's about time!

Update (19-Jan-2010): I have taken down the API. I am going to rewrite it. It should be back up within a few weeks.

I have received a handful of inquires on weather or not the myVidster 'script' was for sell. Selling the script (php) and providing the database structure (mysql) would limit the features that myVidster currently provides. One of those features are thumbnails creation. This feature requires root access to the web server for setting up a web thumbnail solution and the use of cron jobs to process the requests. That is why I decided to create an API that will give webmasters the ability retrieve video information from a web page (title, description and embed code) and also provide a thumbnail. All a webmaster would need to do is write up a script to store the information provided by the API and display with a pretty user interface (which myVidster is currently lacking).

Instructions:
API (XML)
http://www.myvidster.com/api_rest/

Parameters
video_link: this should be an encoded url
api_id: test (contact me to get your own id)
video_size: optional - sets the height of the embedded video

Example
http://www.myvidster.com/api_rest/?video_link= http%3A%2F%2Findysalsa.blogspot.com%2F2008%2F03%2F worklife-balance.html&api_id=test&video_size=390

Results will be in XML format (additional formats on request)

Please contact me to get an api id, the test account has limits to the number of requests.

This API is a beta so if you run into any problems or have suggestions, please post them in the comments. Thanks

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