100 Video APIs

Adam DuVander, July 7th, 2010

YouTubeSure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there’s a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.

As would be expected in a category overshadowed by YouTube, there are a smorgasbord of sharing sites. However, there are several notable APIs that are more uncommon. Boxee puts Internet on the television. MTV lets you search its many music videos. And Internet Video Archive helps you find more than 20,000 movie trailers.

In terms of mashups, Flickr is tops, although that’s a bit of an exception since it’s mostly a photo site. Of course, next comes YouTube with almost 500 mashups. See the video APIs sorted by number of mashups. And for reference, here’s the full list of video APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory:

  12seconds.tv API: 12-second videoblogging

  5min API: Instructional video database

  Animoto API: Video creation platform

  Ankoder API: Video transcoding service

  AOL Video API: AOL Truveo Video Search

  AOL Video Upload API: Video upload and sharing service

  Apideo API: Video streaming service

  Blinkx API: Video search service

  Blip.tv API: Video upload and sharing service

  Boxee API: Media center service

  Brightcove API: Video publishing service

  Cellblock API: Real-time Multimedia File Sharing

  Clipta API: Video Search

  CoolStreaming API: Online streaming video service

  CultClip API: Product video services

  Dave.TV API: Video distribution network

  Encoding.com API: Video encoding service

  ffwd API: Video sharing and discovery

  Film Crave API: Movie database of reviews, trailers, and reference

  Flickr API: Photo sharing service

  Flixya API: Video, photo, and blog sharing platform

  Floobs API: Streaming video service

  GamesRadar API: Video game cheats and guides services

  Grouper Video API: Video sharing service

  Hey Spread API: Video distribution services

  HeyWatch API: Video encoding services

  Howcast API: How-to video search service

  hu.ly API: URL shorten tool

  idiomag API: Musical artist information service

  ImageShack API: Online photo and video sharing service

  Internet Video Archive API: Movie trailers, music videos, and game trailers service

  Ipernity API: Media sharing service

  Joost API: Online television

  Justin.tv API: Live video service

  Kewego Video API:

  Kyte API: Streaming interactive television service

  LiveVideo API: Video repository and user community

  Magnify.net API: Curated video channels

  Medioh API: Video search service

  Meebo API: Web based messaging platform

  Mefeedia API: Video feeds and community

  Motionbox API: Video sharing service

  Movieclips.com API: Movie scene search and information service

  MovieMeter API: Retrieve film information in Dutch

  MovieZine.se API: Movie database query service

  MTV API: MTVN Content API

  Muecs API: Media file sharing service

  Multiply API: Social networking and media management

  Mydeo Media Manager API: Video streaming service

  Netflix API: Movie rental service

  New York Times Movie Reviews API: NY Times newspaper movie review archives

  Nimbb API: Webcam and video streaming service

  Nirvanix API: Internet storage service

  ooVoo API: Web video chat room service

  Ooyala Analytics API: Video analytics services

  Ooyala Interactive Video API: Interactive video distribution services

  Ooyala Video Player API: Video player customization services

  OpenCrypt Video Conversion API: Video conversion and management service

  OpenCrypt Video Conversion API: video conversion

  Opensubtitles API: Movie subtitles service

  Orb API: Digital media remote access and management

  PalBee Mashup API: Conferencing and collaboration services

  Pando API: File delivery and management services

  PermissionTV API: Video distribution platform

  Phanfare API: Photo and video sharing service

  Pikchur API: Photo and video uploading service

  Qik API: Mobile video sharing

  Revver API: Video services

  ScreenTunes API: Media based search engine

  ScreenTweet API: Media sharing service

  Seesmic API: Video dashboard and community

  SesameVault API: Video sharing service

  Skype API: Internet communication

  Social Video Bytes API: Social application-based advertising network

  StreamAPI API: Video streaming service

  Stupeflix API: Video creation service

  Stupeflix API: Video production plaform service

  Tagoo API: Audio and video search engine

  The Movie DB API: Movie and cast information database

  TheTVDB.com API: Television show database

  TwTube API: YouTube URL shortener

  Userplane API: Communication software for online communities

  Ustream.TV API: Live video streaming service

  Veoh API: Internet television, video, and social platform

  Viddler API: Online video service

  VideoBloom API: VideoBloom is a leader in end-to-end online video advertising and distribution solutions.

  Videodetective API: Film trailers, cast, images, and related information

  VideoSurf API: Video search service

  Vidly API: Video sharing service

  Viewdle API: Video face recognition service

  Vimeo API: Video sharing service

  Vodpod API: Video sharing and discovery

  Vuclip Video API: Mobile video sharing and search

  vzaar API: Video hosting service

  Wiqet API: Multimedia and video widgets

  Yahoo Live API: Live video streaming service

  Yahoo Music API: Music and musician info and videos

  Yahoo Video Search API: Video search

  YouTube API: Video sharing and search

  Zencoder API: Online video transcoding service

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