Search Your Youtube Favorites via Google Reader

I love when I find little nuggets just playing around with Google’s data APIs!  I favorite a lot of videos on Youtube, and I use to use a Userscript to search those videos on Youtube. The problem with this script is that Youtube was constantly upgrading and the script was not.  So I have wanted to find a way to search my favorites so tonight I went on a Google API mission, and I’m happy to report the mission was accomplished!

To subscribe to your youtube favorites, or another user’s favorites follow these steps:

1.  Use this html code (found at: http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html#Favorite_Videos)

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/username/favorites”

substitute the username for the name of the username of the users favorites you want to create a feed for.

so my favorites feed looked like this:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/Chrisatkinson81/favorites

for a list view use:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/username/favorites?v=2

2. Copy and pase this url into your Google Reader subscribe button and bada bing you have all your favorites in your Google Reader, tag and search galore! The best thing is that it will automatically update as you favorite more videos!

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