YouTube @ Google I/O: API Bootcamp

There was more to Google I/O 2011 than formal presentations—Google I/O BootCamp was a day-long developer event geared towards providing beginning-level content to newer developers. Two engineers who work on the YouTube Data API, Raul Furnică and Günther Noack, participated in a BootCamp session that introduced the YouTube Data API and covered examples of how it could be used to discover and curate YouTube content.

If you’re just getting started with the YouTube Data API and want an overview of what it offers, or if you have a particular interest developing apps for content curation, please do check out the session video embedded below!

Cheers,
—Jeff Posnick, YouTube API Team

YouTube @ Google I/O: All About Captioning

Google I/O 2011 may be over, but we’re continuing our series of blog posts recapping the great developer material covered at the event. We previously covered our talk on the iframe Player API, and the next presentation we’re highlighting is “The YouTube Caption API, Speech Recognition, and WebVTT captions for HTML5”.

The session features Jeff Posnick from the YouTube Developer Relations team, Naomi Black from the Accessibility Engineering team, and Cynthia Boedihardjo, a Live Stream Program Manager. As the session’s title suggests, a number of different topics were covered, with video accessibility and captions the common theme throughout.

The material covering the YouTube Captions API, including a sample application that demonstrates using the API from Python, will be of particular interest to the YouTube API developer community. The talk also includes some early WebKit demos of WebVTT implementations for the <track> element in HTML5 as well as more information and stats about the Live Caption gadget launched at Google I/O. The gadget provides captions alongside streaming video.

The full video of the session is embedded below, and the slides from the talk are available as well.

YouTube @ Google I/O: The iframe Player API

Google I/O 2011 may be over, but all the great developer information lives on! We want to start our recap of YouTube-related I/O activities by highlighting our developer presentation entitled “YouTube’s iframe Player: The Future of Embedding”.
The session features Jeff Posnick and Jarek Wilkiewicz from the YouTube Developer Relations team, and Greg Schechter, one of the engineers who works on the iframe Player and its API. Topics covered include the development of the iframe Player, challenges related to exposing an API on an iframe element, differences between the ActionScript 3 Player API and the iframe Player API, and real-world example applications that use the new API.

The full video of the session is embedded below (using the iframe Player, of course), and the slides from the talk are available if you’d prefer to read along with the presentation. Be sure to check out the sample web application (along with its source) that illustrates iframe Player API usage as well!