I whipped up a little application that finds an artist on Last.fm, gathers his top tracks. Then you can select a track from the list and it will play the first video that matches the search on YouTube. It was just for fun, again proof-of-concept for a much more interactive application I have in mind. You can try it below. Full source code + explanations to follow tomorrow.
Sorry no source code yet, but I did add thumbnails for the videos found on YouTube in the right hand side + now if you click on the video you’ll get redirected to the YouTube page. I’ll post the code + explanations tomorrow (hopefully!).
KeepVid.com is down sometimes. If this happens you will get the list of videos on the right but if you click them nothing happens…
Ooops, looks like the flash app is too wide for this wordpress theme! lol.
here is a sample for these posts:
Simply paste the URL of a “watch” page on Vimeo or YouTube (browse to the video you like, copy the URL from the browser’s address bar, and paste it into this widget). The video will play, outside of the context of the site. This sample uses the FLVPlayer from the Tutorials I wrote a while ago + the KeepVidClient from yesterday’s post. It’s not exciting per say, but I was asked to post working samples of the work, so here is my first go!
this is a … hrmm … not very legal thing to do. However I need this for a personal proof of concept so I thought I would make it available to the public. Basically I am using KeepVid‘s website to grab a URL to the FLV’s from Vimeo and YouTube. This means you can stream those FLVs directly into your own player, no need to show the UI from Vimeo & YouTube. This client gathers both the low-def & high-def (when available) urls.