Richtube=Flex Youtube Interface

I got an official statement from youtube that my youtube app does not confirm to the youtube terms of use. So i made a camtasia record to show it here. I think this app shows well how Flex and Zinc can be combined for rapid application development and it`s a nice example of an occasionally connected client. I hope that the same type of applications will also be possible with apollo. Here a the key feautures:
– Search Youtube
– Display Videos in a Custom (not Youtube) Player.
– Save Videos Offline
– Organize downloaded Videos in categories
– Export downloaded Videos to ordinary AVI files and save them on your machine.

Have a look here.

I hope that youtube will make their service more open soon. I think one big point at the moment is that they need to place their ads and such an app prevents this. Maybe they could open the service under the restriction that you display ads from them in your app. Those ads could be updated everytime the app goes online.

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18 thoughts on “Richtube=Flex Youtube Interface

  1. man ! tht was awesome!

    sad that they prevent you from shocasing this online :(

    [perhaps you should upload this viideo to youtube]

  2. Nice work Benjamin.

    If the content is in the public domain and people can figure out how to show it without ads like you have done, you should be allowed to have your app online. Do the television networks sue cable companies for providing DVRs that allow consumers to skip the commercials?

  3. Hi. I was wondering if you could send me some details about what to parse to get the URL of the flv video file. I can’t find out the video naming convention used. Thanks.

  4. Hi there,

    I need to make something similar with Flex 2 and Zinc for my studies and wanted to ask, if we could exchange ourselves. Please write me an email, if you are interested. Thanks a lot in advance.

    Best regards,


  5. Greetings.
    I was also wondering if you could send me some details about what to parse to get the URL of the flv video file. I can’t find out the video naming convention used.

  6. I am interested in the URL details as Mike above. Can you e-mail them? I am trying to build a custom player. Thanks.

  7. Sorry but youtube won`t allow it. Too sad i would have loved to release the code so people can learn something from it.

  8. Do you know to/can you? get around the age verification page for inappropriate videos? the “t” parameter needs to be extracted, but I cannot figure out how to get past this.
    Also, what are you using to save the videos offline.

  9. Oh, and I should mention that although YouTube can send you letters till they’re blue in the face, they don’t have the authority to control content since it doesn’t belong to them. The most they can do is ask you to stop using their network but since they allow embedded playback anyways, their argument on that end is very weak.

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