The Ooyala PHP SDK by Ooyala and Aldo Vega allows access to the API functionalities of interactive video and video player. Ooyala specializes in revenue opportunities on digital TV. Because this tool uses cURL, developers need to install the package available at http://curl.haxx.se/
The web's largest video site has added a new personalization feature to its YouTube API. Sure to be misunderstood as a privacy concern, the service now lets applications access viewing history for authenticated users. Amazon also made two announcements related to its storage and database services. That and 19 new APIs round out today in APIs.
Facebook implemented new features for its Live API to answer common concerns voiced by the publishers. The automated encoder configuration ensures auto tweaks to quality settings throughout the stream, and the frame-accurate start times informs a publisher of the exact frame a video is live.
Jinni, television and movie taste engine, has expanded its API to include a feature that discovers movies and shows that more than one viewer will enjoy: Watch Together. The Watch Together feature expands the discovery engine API to include social functionality (e.g. makes recommendations based on the tastes of multiple, disparate tastes). Based on multiple profiles of a group that would like to watch a show together, Watch Together makes a recommendation.