Videosurf Announces Search and Video Lookup APIs

VideoSurf recently announced some new APIs are ready for everyone to tinker with. Videosurf is a video search engine that covers some of the largest video site like Hulu, ESPN, YouTube and more.

The two new APIs they've announced are Video Search and Video Lookup. Here's a quick rundown of each:

Video Search API - Perform any query and retrieve relevant videos. Highlights include:

  • Ability to refine search result sets by people that appeared in the videos (e.g. find the episode of Friends where Brad Pitt guest starred)
  • Include/exclude results by video provider (e.g. filter out Youtube videos or only show Comedy Central videos)
  • Refine results by content type (e.g. show only Full TV Episodes or exclude slideshows)
  • For each video, get back VideoSurf's unique visual summary, related topics, intelligently selected thumbnail and more

Video Lookup API - Retrieve detailed information about specific videos. Highlights include:

  • Lookup by VideoSurf video id or by the source url (e.g. Get VideoSurf's visual summary for a Youtube or Hulu video using its url)
  • For each video, get back VideoSurf's unique visual summary, related topics, intelligently selected thumbnail and more

For an example of what can be done with the Video Lookup API check out the Video Surf FireFox Extension that allows for Videos at a Glance. Or checkout the API example page.

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