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DONATION

YOUTUBE_IT is developed by many contributors who are passioned about opensource projects 
and selflessly donate their time and work. Following that spirit your donations to this project 
will be destined to the Tuquito Libre Foundation(http://fundacion.tuquito.org.ar) for developing 
technology projects intended to close the digital gap in Latin America.

DESCRIPTION

youtube_it is the most complete Ruby client for the YouTube GData API. It provides an easy
way to access the latest and most complete access to YouTube's video API.
In comparison with the earlier Youtube interfaces, this new API and
library offers much-improved flexibility around executing complex search
queries to obtain well-targeted video search results.  In addition, standard video management 
including but not limited to uploading, deleting, updating, like, dislike, ratings and
comments.

INSTALLATION & SETUP:

* Create a youtube account.
* Create a developer key here http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/dashboard.
* sudo gem install youtube_it

Note: youtube_it supports ClientLogin(YouTube account), OAuth or AuthSub authentication methods.

Example Rails 3 App

You can get an example how you can use youtube_it with Rails 3 here: github.com/chebyte/youtube_it_rails_app_example

DEMO

You can see to youtube_it in action here: youtube-it.heroku.com

ESTABLISHING A CLIENT

Important: The Account Authentication API for OAuth 1.0, AuthSub and Client Login has been officially deprecated as of April 20, 2012. It will continue to work as per our deprecation policy(developers.google.com/accounts/terms), but we encourage you to migrate to OAuth 2.0 authentication as soon as possible. If you are building a new application, you should use OAuth 2.0 authentication.

Creating a client:

$ require 'youtube_it'
$ client = YouTubeIt::Client.new

Client with developer key:

$ client = YouTubeIt::Client.new(:dev_key => "developer_key")

Client with youtube account and developer key:

$ client = YouTubeIt::Client.new(:username => "youtube_username", :password =>  "youtube_passwd", :dev_key => "developer_key")

Client with AuthSub:

$ client = YouTubeIt::AuthSubClient.new(:token => "token" , :dev_key => "developer_key")

Client with OAuth:

$ client = YouTubeIt::OAuthClient.new("consumer_key", "consumer_secret", "youtube_username", "developer_key")
$ client.authorize_from_access("access_token", "access_secret")

Client with OAuth2:

$ client = YouTubeIt::OAuth2Client.new(client_access_token: "access_token", client_refresh_token: "refresh_token", client_id: "client_id", client_secret: "client_secret", dev_key: "dev_key", expires_at: "expiration time")

If your access token is still valid (be careful, access tokens may only be valid for about 1 hour), you can use the client directly. If you want to refresh the access token using the refresh token just do:

$ client.refresh_access_token!

PROFILES

you can use multiple profiles in the same account like that

$ profiles = client.profiles(['username1','username2']) 
$ profiles['username1'].username, "username1"

VIDEO QUERIES

Note: Each type of client enables searching capabilities.

Basic Queries:

$ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin")
$ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :page => 2, :per_page => 15)
$ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :restriction => "DE")
$ 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')
$ client.videos_by(:favorites, :user => 'liz')
$ client.video_by("FQK1URcxmb4")
$ client.video_by("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbmrCtiEUU")  
$ client.video_by_user("chebyte","FQK1URcxmb4")

Standard Queries:

$ client.videos_by(:most_viewed)
$ client.videos_by(:most_linked, :page => 3)
$ client.videos_by(:top_rated, :time => :today)
$ client.get_all_videos(:top_rated, :time => :today)
$ client.videos_by(:top_rated,  :region => "RU", :category => "News")

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'] })

Custom Query Params

You can use custom query params like that:

  $ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :safe_search => "strict")
  $ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :duration => "long")
  $ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :hd => "true")
  $ client.videos_by(:query => "penguin", :region => "AR")

you can see more options here https://developers.google.com/youtube/2.0/reference#yt_format

Fields Parameter(experimental features):

Return videos more than 1000 views
$ client.videos_by(:fields => {:view_count => "1000"})

Filter by date
$ client.videos_by(:fields => {:published  => (Date.today)})
$ client.videos_by(:fields => {:recorded   => (Date.today)})  

Filter by date with range
$ client.videos_by(:fields => {:published  => ((Date.today - 30)..(Date.today))})
$ client.videos_by(:fields => {:recorded   => ((Date.today - 30)..(Date.today))})

Note: These queries do not find private videos! Use these methods instead:

$ client.my_video("FQK1URcxmb4")
$ client.my_videos(:query => "penguin")

VIDEO MANAGEMENT

Note: YouTube account, OAuth or AuthSub enables video management.

Upload Video:

$ client.video_upload(File.open("test.mov"), :title => "test",:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test])

Upload Remote Video:

$ client.video_upload("http://url/myvideo.mp4", :title => "test",:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test])

Upload Video With A Developer Tag (Note the tags are not immediately available):

$ client.video_upload(File.open("test.mov"), :title => "test",:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test], :dev_tag => 'tagdev')

Upload Video from url:

$ client.video_upload("http://media.railscasts.com/assets/episodes/videos/412-fast-rails-commands.mp4", :title => "test",:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test])

Upload Private Video:

$ client.video_upload(File.open("test.mov"), :title => "test",:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test], :private => true)

Update Video:

$ client.video_update("FQK1URcxmb4", :title => "new test",:description => 'new description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test])

Delete Video:

$ client.video_delete("FQK1URcxmb4")

My Videos:

$ client.my_videos

My Video:

$ client.my_video(video_id)

Profile Details:

$ client.profile(user) #default: current user

List Comments:

$ client.comments(video_id)

Add A Comment:

$ client.add_comment(video_id, "test comment!")

Add A Reply Comment:

$ client.add_comment(video_id, "test reply!", :reply_to => another_comment)

Delete A Comment:

$ client.delete_comment(video_id, comment_id)

List Favorites:

$ client.favorites(user) # default: current user

Add Favorite:

$ client.add_favorite(video_id)

Delete Favorite:

$ client.delete_favorite(favorite_entry_id)

Like A Video:

$ client.like_video(video_id)

Dislike A Video:

$ client.dislike_video(video_id)

List Subscriptions:

$ client.subscriptions(user) # default: current user

Subscribe To A Channel:

$ client.subscribe_channel(channel_name)

Unsubscribe To A Channel:

$ client.unsubscribe_channel(subscription_id)

List New Subscription Videos:

$ client.new_subscription_videos(user) # default: current user

List Playlists:

$ client.playlists(user, order_by) # default: current user, position

for example you can get the videos of your playlist ordered by title

$ client.playlists(user, "title")

you can see more about options for order_by here: https://developers.google.com/youtube/2.0/reference#orderbysp

Select Playlist:

$ client.playlist(playlist_id)

Select All Videos From A Playlist:

$ playlist = client.playlist(playlist_id)
$ playlist.videos

Create Playlist:

$ playlist = client.add_playlist(:title => "new playlist", :description => "playlist description")

Delete Playlist:

$ client.delete_playlist(playlist_id)

Add Video To Playlist:

$ client.add_video_to_playlist(playlist_id, video_id, position)

Remove Video From Playlist:

$ client.delete_video_from_playlist(playlist_id, playlist_entry_id)

Update Position Video From Playlist:

$ client.update_position_video_from_playlist(playlist_id, playlist_entry_id, position)

Select All Videos From your Watch Later Playlist:

$ watcher_later = client.watcherlater(user) #default: current user
$ watcher_later.videos

Add Video To Watcher Later Playlist:

$ client.add_video_to_watchlater(video_id)

Remove Video From Watch Later Playlist:

$ client.delete_video_from_watchlater(watchlater_entry_id)

List Related Videos

$ video = client.video_by("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbmrCtiEUU&feature=player_embedded")
$ video.related.videos

Add Response Video

$ video.add_response(original_video_id, response_video_id)

Delete Response Video

$ video.delete_response(original_video_id, response_video_id)

List Response Videos

$ video = client.video_by("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbmrCtiEUU&feature=player_embedded")
$ video.responses.videos

BATCH VIDEOS

you can list many videos at the same time

$ client.videos(['video_id_1', 'video_id_2',...])

ACCESS CONTROL LIST

You can give permissions in your videos, for example denied comments, rate, etc...
you can read more there http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/2.0/reference.html#youtube_data_api_tag_yt:accessControl
you have available the followings options:
  • :rate, :comment, :commentVote, :videoRespond, :list, :embed, :syndicate

    with just two values:

  • allowed or denied

Example

client = YouTubeIt::Client.new(:username => "youtube_username", :password =>  "youtube_passwd", :dev_key => "developer_key")
  • upload video with denied comments

    client.video_upload(File.open(“test.mov”), :title => “test”,:description => 'some description', :category => 'People',:keywords => %w[cool blah test], :comment => “denied”)

Partial Updates

You can send a single PATCH request to add, replace and/or delete specific fields for a particular resource.

client.video_partial_update(video.unique_id, :list => 'denied', :embed => 'allowed')

User Activity

You can get user activity with the followings params:

$ client.activity(user) #default current user

Video Upload From Browser:

When uploading a video from your browser you need make a form upload with the followings params:

$ upload_token(params, nexturl)

params => params like :title => “title”, :description => “description”, :category => “People”, :keywords => [“test”] nexturl => redirect to this url after upload

Controller

def upload
  @upload_info = YouTubeIt::Client.new.upload_token(params, videos_url)
end

View (upload.html.erb)

<% form_tag @upload_info[:url], :multipart => true do %>
  <%= hidden_field_tag :token, @upload_info[:token] %>
  <%= label_tag :file %>
  <%= file_field_tag :file %>
  <%= submit_tag "Upload video" %>
<% end %>

WIDESCREEN VIDEOS

If the videos has support for widescreen:

$ video.embed_html_with_width(1280)

Note: you can specify width or just use the default of 1280.

USING HTML5

Now you can embed videos without use flash using html5, usefull for mobiles that not support flash but has html5 browser

You can specify these options

$ video.embed_html5({:class => 'video-player', :id => 'my-video', :width => '425', :height => '350', :frameborder => '1', :url_params => {:option_one => "value", :option_two => "value"},
fullscreen: true, :sandbox => "value"})

or just use with default options

$ video.embed_html5 #default: width: 425, height: 350, frameborder: 0

LOGGING

YouTubeIt passes all logs through the logger variable on the class itself. In Rails context, assign the Rails logger to that variable to collect the messages (don't forget to set the level to debug):

$ YouTubeIt.logger = RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER
$ RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER.level = Logger::DEBUG

RUBY INTERPRETER COMPABILITY:

* 2.0
* 1.9.3
* 1.9.2

AUTHORS:

CONTRIBUTORS:

LICENSE:

MIT License

Copyright © 2010 Kyle J. Ginavan

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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