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I know from the YoutubeAPI Getting Started Page[^] that a quota of 1,000,000 "cost points" per day exists. But for me, as not a native speaker, the text is not quite clear... If a video upload has a cost of around 1600 points (another SO question[^]), and each and every access counts, even the smallest read request, 1 million points is nothing... If my app had just 1000 downloads (which is... well... nothing) there would not even be allowed to upload ONE video per day and user ...
Or is this count as 1 million points PER APP INSTALLATION? Then it would be enough, of course...
Could someone be so kind to look at the linked page and try to explain it in simpler, absolutely clear words for me? (You need to scroll down a bit to the Quota section) Thanks in advance! Mike
You get so many points per day on your API access account (ID). It's not per application. It's any number of applications accessing the API using your API account (ID). The points are applied to the account, not the application using it.
So, yeah, 1,000,000 points isn't a lot. If you need more points, then you're going to have to start shelling out money to YouTube for them.
Google isn't stupid and the system DOES recognize abusers like that and can still cut off access.
The points system is in place because of abusers. If you're going to access the system more than most people you're going to pay for a larger chunk of maintaining the system. You can only get so much for free.
Sure - my App is planned mainly for playing (not uploading) videos, but still it's true that I can watch as many yt-videos per day as i like on youtube.com, but not in an app.
I would shift the decision about "how to upload the solution videos" (nvm, part of my app) to a later point in time then.
Nono, you're thinking I want to cheat youtube - let ME clarify: NO I DON'T.
I want to use it as official as anbody else. That's why I am looking at the google api's. the iframe api seems to fit almost all of my needs. It instanciates a standard, OFFICIAL YT.Player object made by google.
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