#1 Posted by evilmax17 (58 posts) -

Is it possible to query the API for all videos of a certain type?  (For example, get all "Quick Looks", "Endurance Runs", etc, just like how they're categorized on http://www.giantbomb.com/videos.)  From what I can tell, there isn't a specific way to do this currently.

I can get HTML that lists all of the Quick Looks here:
http://www.giantbomb.com/video/get-subnav-content/?video_type=3?page=1
...but parsing HTML isn't ideal. 

What would really be awesome is if I could do this from the API.  Something like this would return all Quick Look videos from Giant Bomb sorted by publish date:

http://api.giantbomb.com/videos/?api_key=MY_API_KEY&sort=publish_date&video_type=3&format=xml    

Is there any chance that this (or something similar) could be implemented?
#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Filtering results is something we were promised early on, but never really came to fruition. I agree that it would be nice to see through the API how the video is categorized though.

#3 Posted by evilmax17 (58 posts) -

Any chance of exposing this in the near future?
 
It looks like the logic for this is already implemented (as it's used by all of the Whiskey sites), it just needs to be supported in the API.

#4 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

It has been a while, but it's probably more paramount that that they, for example, fix the achievement system after the xbox.com redesign than beef up the API, which it seems like not too many people are using.  I don't know what all they spend their time doing, but I would imagine the API is lower on their list of projects, so they just need to find the time.  At the same time, being able to query a large database with filtering and sorting parameters feels essential, so I'm kind of surprised there wasn't more of that stuff in there in the first place.  There are certainly cases where it's tricky, though, like release dates.  Some games only have a year of release, while others have month and year or season and year.