Starting today, we'll be pushing out some changes to the serving infrastructure in a limited rollout. Developers using our APIs and embedded players should not notice any issues -- but if you're using an unsupported method to get at YouTube content, you may start to see some intermittent problems with playback. If you fall into the latter category, I strongly encourage you to switch over to a supported way of accessing YouTube.
Get started by looking at our API documentation.
For Flash developers, you may have missed the fact that you can now make API calls directly from Flash/Flex apps. We recently put up a crossdomain.xml file on gdata.youtube.com (closing out this feature request in the issue tracker).
We hope this will make things easier for some of you! Having YouTube all over the web (and beyond) is one of our goals, so we want to help you as much as we can. The team is working on tools to give you more control over the YouTube experience on your site -- like a player API for the embedded player (star this issue in the tracker to receive updates on it).
As always, post any feedback or questions in the forum.
Monday, February 11, 2008