seems like YouTube recently has been adding a special user-interface (larger fonts, less clutter) for access on TV-sets at youtube.com/tv. unfortunately this is only available for browsers on the Playstation3- or Wii-consoles, but as Google Blogoscoped points out, a simple change of your browser’s user-agent-string to Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3; 2.00) or Opera/9.23 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 1038-58; Wii [...]
few weeks ago I’ve been building this charts-based mashup together with a friend of mine. since we now even managed to get some decent frontend-graphics from blackjune, I tought I might as well pitch it here before christmas… Charts.fm is based on playlists & user-votings of more than 2600 radio-stations (mostly US, although there’s [...]
YouTube just announced some major extensions to their APIs (see official blog-post), which finally enable uploading of video to their site. seems like my own hack, PHPTube, is therefor rendered obsolete, and for good… . the new API (see the developer guide) seems to allow both user-triggered authentication (similar to what Flickr has been doing [...]
YouTube has added Google Maps-based geo-tagging of video-clips a few days ago. however, the geo-information is obviously not used anywhere on the site yet (it even doesn’t appear on the beta-version of the video-page, which is available to all users). as a side-effect of this update, some commentators noticed that my video upload-API PHPTube has [...]
Google finally released their own (there have been some more or less well-working rip-offs in the past) mobile version of YouTube at m.youtube.com! the mobile XHTML-application utilizes external video-player software for playback (Real Networks’ media-player in case of most current Nokia-phones). unlike Robert Scoble, who’s on a Nokia N95 going for 750,- USD, everything worked [...]
Attention: as of January 29th, I’ve decided to stop support for PHPTube! Due to recent changes in the YouTube uploading-process, uploading with PHPTube won’t work anymore! I recommend using the offical YouTube API, which can do uploads just fine! Since PHPTube is released under GPL, you’re of course free to adapt it! You may want to [...]
one for the weekend… ps: above you can see YouTubes revamped embedded video player in action…just click the ‘menu’-button!
Google Operating System has screenshots of the upcoming relaunch of YouTube’s flash-based video-player. although the embedded demo doesn’t work for me, it seems like the new player will feature cue-jumping to parts of the clip not yet downloaded as well as embedded thumbnail-preview of related clips.
Janko Röttgers, author of “Mix, Burn & RIP” (sort of german “standard” literature on the digital music revolution) wrote a Giga-OM-post on LastTube, another take on YouTube vs. Last.fm, questioning the economic eligibility of mashed up webapps. I had similar thoughts when Google released My Maps few weeks ago… like those niche mapping-apps’, last.tv & [...]
in the wake of lifecasting phenomenon Justin.tv launches uStream.tv, an amazingly simple, free broadcasting solution. think YouTube, only uStream is broadcasting live-footage. a flash widget is used to record audio & video from any webcam or firewire/USB camcorder. the stream can be watched either directly on uStream’s portal, or embedded into any other website (very [...]