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Hulu PHP Library

A PHP Class

Description

Author: Adam Magaña <holla@adammagana.com> Last Edit: Jan 20th, 2013 Version: 0.0.2

This PHP class provides simple methods for retrieving Hulu content. Hulu does not have an official API. However, this class exposes some of Hulu's hidden API-esque endpoints. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Usage

Constructor

$hulu = new Hulu();

All request methods have a total option. If this is set to true then the response will return only the total items generated by the request.

Note: All Hulu responses are in XML format, so we return SimpleXML objects

Retrieving A Listing of Companies

$options = array(
    "limit" => "10",
    "order_by" => "name%20asc",
    "page" => "1",
    "total" => "0"
);
$companies = $hulu->getCompanies($options);

Retrieving A Genre Listing

$options = array(
    "limit" => "10",
    "order_by" => "name%20asc",
    "page" => "1",
    "total" => "0"
);
$genres = $hulu->getGenres($options);

Retrieving A Show Listing

$options = array(
    "limit" => "10",
    "order_by" => "name%20asc",
    "page" => "1",
    "total" => "0"
);
$shows = $hulu->getShows($options);

You can can also pass company_id parameter in options to filter shows by company. A channel parameter can be used to filter by genre as well. This is an odd language piece that Hulu uses. Not my choice!

Retrieving A Video Listing

$options = array(
    "limit" => "10",
    "order_by" => "name%20asc",
    "page" => "1",
    "total" => "0"
);
$videos = $hulu->getVideos($options);

Passing a show_id parameter in options will filter videos by show.

Searching

$results = $hulu->search("Beavis and Butthead", 10, 1);

The first parameter is the query string, the second is the result limit and the third is result page requested.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Adam Magaña <holla@adammagana.com>

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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