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initial youtube uploader import at version v1.3

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+This is a YouTube video uploader that works without any APIs. It just
+simulates what a browser would do and takes all the steps to post the video
+and set the video info.
+
+It was written by Peteris Krumins (peter@catonmat.net).
+His blog is at http://www.catonmat.net -- good coders code, great reuse.
+
+The code is licensed under the GPL license.
+
+The code was written as a part of the article "How to Upload YouTube Videos
+Programmatically" on my website. It's written in a tutorial style with
+careful explanations of how the uploader works. Read the article here:
+
+ http://www.catonmat.net/blog/how-to-upload-youtube-videos-programmatically/
+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+How to use this program?
+------------------------
+
+The program is called "ytup.pl", short for "youtube upload". If you run it
+without arguments, it will output its usage pattern:
+
+ $ ./ytup.pl
+ Usage: ./ytup.pl -l [login]
+ -p [password]
+ -f <video file>
+ -c <category>
+ -t <title>
+ -d <description>
+ -x <comma, separated, tags>
+
+Since YouTube is now part of Google services, you may specify your Google
+login and password to -l and -p arguments.
+
+If you don't want to expose your login and password as command line arguments,
+you can also set them in the program as YT_LOGIN and YT_PASS constants.
+
+-f is the path to video file, it can be relative path or absolute path, for
+example, -f /home/pkrumins/video.avi. If the path to video contains spaces,
+quote the video argument like this, -f "my video.avi".
+
+-c is the category number you want your video to be classified in (see below
+for all the possible categories). For example, "-c 10" would set category as
+"Music".
+
+-t is the title of the video. For example, -t "My cat video". You have to
+quote the title.
+
+-d is the description of the video. For example -d "My cat sleeping on a
+couch". You have to use quotes around the description.
+
+-x is a comma separated of tags. For example -x "cat, peteris, couch, sun".
+Tags also have to be quotes.
+
+Here is the list of possible categories (for -c switch):
+ 2 - Autos & Vehicles
+ 23 - Comedy
+ 27 - Education
+ 24 - Entertainment
+ 1 - Film & Animation
+ 20 - Gaming
+ 26 - Howto & Style
+ 10 - Music
+ 25 - News & Politics
+ 29 - Nonprofits & Activism
+ 22 - People & Blogs
+ 15 - Pets & Animals
+ 28 - Science & Technology
+ 17 - Sports
+ 19 - Travel & Places
+
+Here is an example usage of the program:
+
+ $ ./ytup.pl -l 'my_login@gmail.com' -p 'my_password' -f ./videoclip.avi
+ -c 2 -t "Auto race video" -d "Nascar auto race"
+ -x "car, auto, nascar, race"
+
+ Logging in to YouTube...
+ Uploading the video (foo)...
+ Done!
+
+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+Have fun uploading your videos!
+
+Sincerely,
+Peteris Krumins
+http://www.catonmat.net
+
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