Just released!! Hot of the press!! The AOL Video API!
"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value" - Carl Sagn
The AOL Video site provides a place for users to upload an edit their own videos. Combined with Truveo, which allows users to search the video feeds available on AOL Video (and the rest of the Internet as well), provides a powerful one two punch for video management. Offering XML, Ajax, Flash, and Ruby APIs – developers have a wide variety of ways to access Truveo's searching mechanism. The new video Upload API, allows developers to integrate video uploading to the AOL Video site into their applications.
Video Upload API
The Video Upload API has just been released today! The API is straightforward, consisting of a single HTTP method, which allows you to POST the video as a multi-part form. In addition you optionally can provide tags and a description of the video. A number of other parameters are described here: http://dev.aol.com/video/upload/documentation.
A key point to keep in mind with the terms of service for this first release is that you can only invoke the API 50 times, in a 24-hour period. The complete Video API usage rules are detailed here: http://dev.aol.com/video/upload.
You'll need to create an API key to invoke the upload method, you can create your key, which is associated with your AOL ID, here: http://dev.aol.com/keys.
Once the upload method is invoked, an XML response is returned indicating the success or failure of the upload.
Want to find out more about the Video Upload and Truveo APIs? Here are a few links to help you get started!
- Truveo Developer Center
- Truveo AJAX API Overview
- Video Upload API Overview
- Video Upload API Getting Started
- Video Upload API Sample Code
- Video Upload API Documentation
Thanks to John Frock for letting us know about this news.