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AOL Video API

Note: The AOL Video API is no longer available.
This profile is retained for historical purposes only.

The Truveo video search APIs provide a programmatic interface to access the Truveo index and build applications that feature video search results. The Truveo video search engine is an index containing millions of video files that are available on the Internet. This index is continuously updated, cleaned and expanded to include the latest videos from the most popular video destinations on the Web.

The rich functionality of these APIs enables users to build a wide variety of video-based web applications. Examples of how the APIs can be used include creating search functionality that will let users find video located either in their own video library or on thousands of websites across the Internet, identifying videos relevant to a particular topic or saving and sharing favorite videos and watchlists.

The Truveo Video Search APIs come in five flavors: XML, AJAX, Flash, Ruby, and now JSON. The XML API allows users to submit REST-style queries and receive XML-formatted results to standard HTTP GET requests. The AJAX API runs in the browser and lets client applications access video search results directly from JavaScript. The Flash API runs in Macromedia Flash and allows Flash applications to access video search results. The Ruby API is a mapping of the XML API for use in Ruby programs.

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AOL Video: Highlights

Summary
AOL Truveo Video Search
Category
Video
Tags
Protocols
REST, JavaScript
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
http://developer.truveo.com/index.php/Main_Pa ... 
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33 APIs by AOL

AOL Video: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://xml.truveo.com/apiv3

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Account required  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
truveo.com  
Company
AOL  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
Feeds that take more than a few minutes to download (about 10 Mb) will not be processed. Video can be of any size but the metadata with it is limited to 10 kilobytes (about 10,000 English characters). 
Terms of Service
API Terms of Service 

Security

Authentication Model
AOL or AIM account login 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
developer.truveo.com 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
FAQ and email address provided 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using AOL Video[ Add me ]

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Comments 

July 27, 2011
at 08:35
Comment by: SunnysGlimpse

Looks like this API is no longer available unfortunately. AOL shut it down 7/18/2011.

February 08, 2008
at 11:34
Comment by: Tami Zhu

If you are interested in knowing more about AOL Truveo video search APIs and our partner programs, please drop me an email.

-Tami

Tami Zhu
Business Development,
AOL Truveo

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