New YouTube Widget: Horizontal YouTube Video Bars

YouTube LogoOne of the outcomes of the use of the Google AJAX Search API (Beta) was a widget that enhances the embedding of YouTube videos on blogs, MySpace profiles, etc.  This new tool allows users to embed a strip of YouTube videos that are related to search expressions and YouTube Channels.  Other options for the types of videos that show up in the video bar includes the ability to select videos within the Most Viewed Videos, Top Rated Videos, and Recently Featured Videos categories.

Below is a screen shot of how a user can customize the channel selections for the video bar:
YouTube Video Bar Screen Shot 1
There are also additional options for customizing the video bar such as controlling the thumbnail size, the player size, and the number of results.  I decided to test out the video bar below.  Below is the outcome (I hope it works, my blogging platform, WordPress is known to struggle with widget codes):


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

New YouTube Widget: Horizontal YouTube Video Bars Comments

  1. Mike @ Clean Red Widgets says:

    I don’t see your video bar – it stays at ‘Loading…’

    I just tried it on my Clean Red Widgets” site by adding the code to a sidebar text widget. So far it seems to be working.

    I’d like to do more style changes but it will suffice for now.

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