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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

AOL Truveo Video Search
REST, JavaScript
Data Formats
API home
http://developer.truveo.com/index.php/Main_Pa ... 
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AOL Video: Specifications


Client Install Required
Service Endpoint

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API Account required  
Developer Key Required
Account Required
Commercial Licensing
Non-Commercial Lic.
Data Licensing
Usage Fees
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 


Authentication Model
AOL or AIM account login 
SSL Support
Read-only Without Login


Vendor API Kits
Community API Kits
API Blog
Site Blog
API Forum
Developer Support
FAQ and email address provided 
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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 Zhu
Business Development,
AOL Truveo

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