- Mar 25 2011
Player API Updates
We’re happy to announce that we just released a whole bunch of updates for our Player APIs! Here’s a list of what changed:
New version of the API! We’ve added a bunch of new methods that you’ve been asking for, and added some extra information to things that were already there.
Totally rewritten API Documentation! Our player has changed a lot in the past few months, and unfortunately our documentation had not. This time, we wrote the documentation as we were retooling the API, so it should be completely accurate.
New version of Froogaloop! Froogaloop has been updated to be compatible with the new version of the API. We also changed the way it works (a lot like jQuery) to make it a lot easier to use. The example page has also been improved a lot (thanks to Joe!) and now includes every API method.
Be sure to check out the updated documentation and our new API Playground page. As always, let us know if you run into any trouble, have any ideas to improve the API further, or notice anything inaccurate in the documentation.
- Aug 17 2010
Today we announced the availability of our new Universal Player which allows just about any device to view a Vimeo video embedded on any blog. To achieve this, we used the iframe HTML element. While iframes are great for allowing you to host external content on a different site, they also come with a huge set of browser limitations in terms of security.
- Aug 13 2010
Old Authentication in API v2
We’re going to be removing the old Flickr-style authentication mechanism from version 2 of the Advanced API —at the end of this month, on August 31—. You will need to use OAuth to authenticate with version 2 from then on.
We’ve made it really simple to switch over: you can easily convert your auth tokens into OAuth tokens through the API without having to re-authenticate your users. (More information in this post)
Our latest PHP library is compatible with OAuth, so just drop it in and you should be good to go. There are plenty of other OAuth libraries out there for other languages too. There’s a great list on the official OAuth code page.
Updated: We’ve pushed back the date to September 15 to give everyone a little more time.
- Mar 29 2010
New Embed Code
We’re going to start testing a new embed code through the OEmbed API today. The new code is a good bit shorter than the old one, will validate properly, and should work in all browsers.
We’re adding a new parameter, xhtml, for you to use to specify if you want the code returned as HTML or XHTML; It will default to XHTML if you omit the parameter.
Let us know on the forums if you run into any trouble with it.