We’re working on a project where we handle a lot of images and videos. Rather than handle these ourselves, we wanted to make use of a platform where possible - this meant Flickr for images and YouTube for video.. but there was one snag - we couldn’t upload video via the API. There were hacks available, but we don’t like to build solutions on unsupported features.
Instead, we started looking at the options to handle videos using Ruby. Top of the list was the RVideo project, and we got this up and running with minimum hassle. Next on the list was to start building a processing queue.. but wait.. what’s that on the YouTube Developer API Blog - it’s the ability to upload via the API!
The update includes quite a few updates, so take a read of the blog post. Most importantly for me, it now supports uploads so time for me to take a look and see if it does everything we need it to!