YouTube PHP API - How to retrieve a user videos ?


#1

Hi guys,

Has anybody used the YouTube API ? Is it easy to get all the videos of a user id ? Or all the videos from a playlist id ?

Thanks!


#2

According to my rather broken memory it is possible to get the latest 25 user videos from the RSS feed. I’m sure more is possible via the API.


#3

You can get a user’s videos with this URL for ex (in this case it’s the whitehouse videos): http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/whitehouse/uploads?v=2&alt=jsonc

The max results are 25, but you can get the rest by specifying the startIndex… You will notice this in the feed returned:

“totalItems”:1976,“startIndex”:1,“itemsPerPage”:25

The full documentation is here.

You can get an XML as well, but with the json result you can use the json_decode() function and have the feed returned converted to an array (easier to manipulate) :wink:


#4

Wow, thanks guys, just what I needed


#5

Ok, the playlist id thing was not answered and I found it by mistake -

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/08BACDB761A0C52A?alt=json&start-index=1&max-results=40

Just in case someone else searches for this