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youtube-g

    by Shane Vitarana and Walter Korman

  Rubyforge: http://rubyforge.org/projects/youtube-g/
  RDoc: http://youtube-g.rubyforge.org/
  Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-youtube-library

DESCRIPTION:

youtube-g is a pure Ruby client for the YouTube GData API. It provides an easy way to access the latest YouTube video search results from your own programs. In comparison with the earlier Youtube search interfaces, this new API and library offers much-improved flexibility around executing complex search queries to obtain well-targeted video search results.

More detail on the underlying source Google-provided API is available at:

code.google.com/apis/youtube/overview.html

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • Aims to be in parity with Google‘s YouTube GData API. Core functionality is currently present — work is in progress to fill in the rest.

SYNOPSIS:

Create a client:

  require 'youtube_g'
  client = YouTubeG::Client.new

Basic queries:

  client.videos_by(:query => "penguin")
  client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :page => 2, :per_page => 15)
  client.videos_by(:tags => ['tiger', 'leopard'])
  client.videos_by(:categories => [:news, :sports])
  client.videos_by(:categories => [:news, :sports], :tags => ['soccer', 'football'])
  client.videos_by(:user => 'liz')

Standard feeds:

  client.videos_by(:most_viewed)
  client.videos_by(:most_linked, :page => 3)
  client.videos_by(:top_rated, :time => :today)

Advanced queries (with boolean operators OR (either), AND (include), NOT (exclude)):

  client.videos_by(:categories => { :either => [:news, :sports], :exclude => [:comedy] }, :tags => { :include => ['football'], :exclude => ['soccer'] })

REQUIREMENTS:

  • None

INSTALL:

  • sudo gem install youtube-g

LICENSE:

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2007 Shane Vitarana and Walter Korman

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the ‘Software’), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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