SoC 2010/Youtube Integration VLMC

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This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2010.
Student: Rohit Yadav
Mentor: Ludovic Fauvet

Youtube Integration+ in VLMC


Youtube is the most popular video sharing website, right now. VLMC is a video editing software and having features in VLMC to search-retrieve videos, directly upload/update/delete videos on Youtube, within the application itself, would be awesome. The aim of this project is to write a small C++/Qt based Youtube client library for VLMC that provides her all the APIs to perform all those things.


Task Date of completion
Sharing option, video export/rendering for Youtube 24 May 2010
Port VLMC to Mac OS 27 May 2010
DEB/RPM support in Build System 29 May 2010
Mac Bundle / DMG in Build System 30 May 2010
Youtube API key, Authentication 11 June 2010
Network Proxy support 15 August 2010
Direct Video Upload! 19 June 2010
YouTube XML Feed Parser 5 July 2010

Short Term Goals

0. Proxy support.

1. XML parsing, copy url(s) to clipboard...

2. Handling Network/YT failure.

3. NSIS/Windows build problem.

4. Mac detatched video widget bug.

Proposed Timeline

Objective Proposed Duration Status
Get Youtube Developer Key, study authentication protocol and start hacking VLMC.

May 24 - May 30


Implement and test authentication API in VLMC. Export movie project + UI (supported formats). Start studying direct upload API.

May 31 - June 20


Direct upload must be implemented by now.

June 20 - June 27 Completed.

Add option in VLMC preferences to configure Network Proxy and manage Youtube credentials.

June 28 - July 25 Completed.

Other feature(s) in VLMC...

July 26 - August 8 Completed.

Prepare final report and patch covering all the work done during the SoC.

August 9 - August 15 Completed
Submit patches to Google, SoC Over! >16 August DONE!




VideoLAN Movie Creator is a non-linear editing software for video creation based on libVLC and running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


A small library that lets you share videos on popular video sharing sites such as YouTube.



Coming soon!


  • VLC Build Configuration:
 mkdir build && cd build      
 ../configure --prefix=/usr --enable-snapshot --enable-dbus-control --enable-mozilla --enable-lirc --enable-live555 --enable-x264 --enable-shout --enable-taglib --enable-v4l --enable-dvb --enable-realrtsp --enable-svg --enable-dvdread --enable-dc1394 --enable-dv --enable-theora --enable-faad --enable-twolame --enable-real --enable-flac --enable-tremor --enable-dirac --enable-skins2 --enable-qt4 --enable-ncurses --enable-aa --enable-caca --enable-portaudio --enable-jack --enable-xosd --enable-avcodec --enable-avformat --enable-swscale  --enable-mad --enable-a52 --enable-libmpeg2 --enable-dvdnav --enable-vorbis --enable-ogg  --enable-theora --enable-mkv --enable-freetype --enable-fribidi --enable-speex --enable-flac --enable-alsa --with-ffmpeg-mp3lame --with-ffmpeg-faac --enable-x11 --enable-xvideo --disable-gtk --enable-sdl --enable-avcodec --enable-avformat --enable-swscale --enable-mad --enable-libdvbpsi --enable-a52 --enable-libmpeg2 --enable-dvdnav --enable-faad --enable-vorbis --enable-ogg --enable-theora --enable-faac --enable-mkv --enable-freetype --enable-fribidi --enable-speex --enable-flac --enable-alsa --disable-kde --enable-qt4 --enable-ncurses --enable-release