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A little about me...
I joined VideoSift as IT Director / Software Architect / Systems Administrator in mid-2006. It has been my online home away from home ever since.

In 2006 I coined the acronym LMFAHS. You should tag all your funny videos with it. LMFAHS in meatspace.

In 2008 I coined the term Escalopter to describe a person rotating like a helicopter blade on escalator handrails.

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Member Since: May 2, 2006
Homepage: http://rommelsantor.com
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siftbot says...

Congratulations! Your dedication to finding diamonds in the rough and pushing videos of other members to success has earned you your "Assister" Level 29 Badge!

newtboy says...

Probably...I didn't notice it was an annotation when I saw it on the tube, I thought it was just part of the video...but I think you hit the nail on the head here. Good on ya.

lucky760 said:

Maybe the patent pending didn't show because annotations are turned off on VS by default.

oritteropo says...

No worries TBH I looked at the google reference doco last night and found it... unclear. This morning I treated it like a work problem and googled! Third result is http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15596753/youtube-api-v3-how-to-get-video-durations and bingo.

I remember when you used to actually have to know stuff...

Thanks for the pp's

lucky760 said:

Thanks for distilling it down to that for me. It's now implemented and tested successfully.

CC: @eric3579

oritteropo says...

The actual API call isn't that bad, it's just https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/videos?part=contentDetails&id=$UbyKywWvlCE&key=(your API key)

I couldn't test it though, I haven't registered for API access... is that the bullshit you were referring to? I just get keyInvalid

lucky760 said:

Ugh. Wish I somehow was privy to information like that... Thanks for finding that, eric.

Fuck their API bullshit. I'm just scraping the YT video page for the duration now.

Fixed.

eric3579 says...

So it seems its not pre filling duration now.

Anyway to give an error message if time isnt filled out when submitting a video? Same as when there are no tags.

lucky760 said:

Ugh. Wish I somehow was privy to information like that... Thanks for finding that, eric.

Fuck their API bullshit. I'm just scraping the YT video page for the duration now.

Fixed.

siftbot says...

Congratulations! Your dedication to keeping VideoSift clear of baddies has earned you your "Ban Police" Level 56 Badge!

blackfox42 says...

Hi Lucky, just out of curiosity, why is it when a submission is promoted, most of the time it has a supersized thumbnail but sometimes it only has a standard thumbnail? Thanks

oritteropo says...

Hi @lucky760, did something to do with youtube lengths change around midday on Wednesday? I've noticed that a surprisingly large number of submissions since that time have been marked as length=3:56 by @siftbot, although their actual lengths vary. The only vids I saw since then with lengths other than 3:56 had been assigned a length by a human.

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