WEB Video Search Site

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  1. Rawrsome

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    So I threw this together tonight, and just want to get some other opinions.

    http://www.everysportsvideo.com

    Basically, it searches a bunch of different video sites for the term you enter here. I've focused this one on sports because I didn't see any other JUST sports video sites. Was pretty easy to make, but of course, I am trying to make it better.

    It works pretty well too. I'm adding more video sites but even with the few it has right now, it has damn good results.

    How do you guys think I should go about promoting it? Thoughts?
     
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    :bigthumb: Works great!
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    you need a new logo, or atleast reduce the mirror in that logo a little.
     
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    Yeah. I threw that one together in about 2 minutes using a web 2.0 logo generator. :mamoru::o
     
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    yeah I figured that :o
     
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    So how are you searching these other sites? is there an api? I'm not too familiar
     
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    I've thought about going that route, but I don't have the programming skills to really work it the way I want it. Also, I have no idea how I would combine the output from different api's from the different video sites so that they are all formatted the same and return the best results. That's why I like this way where I let the Google back-end do the combining and sorting. :o
     
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    Used Google Co-op and then some trickery parameters so it would only find the actual video pages and not endless amounts of dynamic search result pages and stuff like that.
     
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    I see what it does, but how exactly are you planning on using it? Will it have a form input and then just return the results of that?

    Or are you going to do something else?
     
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    Now that's an interesting idea. Hm.

    What I would really like to make is a site like these search engines that are able to show thumbnails of the videos from other sites like YouTube, MetaCafe, etc.

    For example: http://www.vidsea.com and there are many more.

    It shows thumbnails in the results. Now, I wouldn't make a search engine, because there are a bunch of those, but I WOULD make a site that is basically just a video portal for a certain subject. Say, the latest highlights from the NBA or NFL.

    It would be hooked into the API's for a bunch of different sites, and be just a custom front end. By default, it could show the most recent, but the videos could also be sorted by most popular today, etc, grabbing the views/date from the respective apis. I could make a bunch of these portal/video sites on different subjects.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT: Basically exactly what you are doing, but more than one video site's API, so they would have to be combined somehow, and it would also have to have sorting options.
     
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    I think I found how these other sites are doing.

    http://developer.truveo.com/index.php

    Truveo is big video search engine. They have worked out how to get all the details of videos from each of the sites, and offer a really comprehensive API for developers. Check that out man, I think that might be everything wrapped up into one system. :eek3:
     
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    Yeah, that's understandable.

    But man, Truveo looks like a GOLDMINE. :eek3: I can't believe someone took all that time to set that up and is just giving it away for people to make sites around it.

    Actually, it's owned by AOL as far as I can tell. Even more amazing.

    On the right column is all the sites it searches. :o:eek4:
    http://www.truveo.com/channels
     
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    I think that's exactly what they do. But they do it on a huge scale and have it down really well. It just makes sense to me to use their existing solution rather than try to recreate what they have poured millions into.

    Now I just need to find someone to help me make those portals I mentioned before. :o:hsugh:
     
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    I like how your videos popup into that lightbox. That's cool. :o

    I'm off for lunch.
     
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    Well, they have a bunch of employees and were bought by AOL... this post on TechCrunch describes what they are doing better than I can.

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/09/21/truveo-video-search/

    I'm pretty sure they've sunk some serious cash into that technology. There top three are all PhD's, one from MIT and one from Stanford. :o

    Close enough. :squint:



    Oh, and let me know how toying with it goes. I'm really interested in using this thing.
     
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    Nah, I haven't used it on anything.

    I don't see any changes on http://www.boreddaily.com/youTube/ btw. Still working on that?
     
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    :cool:

    Let me know when it is so I can check it out. :bigthumb:
     

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