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YouTube Product Manager Jim Patterson has announced the availability of new YouTube Everywhere APIs. These enable more integration of YouTube content and community into other websites, desktop applications, mobile devices, even cameras, televisions and video games according to Patterson.

"For partners and developers, YouTube has grown into much more than a website. It has become an open, general purpose, video services platform, available for use by just about any third-party website, desktop application, or consumer device." Patterson says, continuing "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."

Building upon the existing APIs for querying the YouTube library and playing embedded YouTube videos, the following new API services for external developers and partners have been added:

  • Upload videos and video responses to YouTube
  • Add/Edit user and video metadata
  • Fetch localized standard feeds for 18 international locales
  • Perform custom queries optimized for 18 international locales
  • Customize player UI and control video playback through software
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