The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website.
I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's possible, but they are old and that method no longer works. Youtube seems to have intentionally changed their website to prevent other people from including their videos in external sitemaps.
To create the sitemap I would need two things:
- The URL of YouTube's flash player. This should be easy enough.
- This is the hard part: the URL of the .flv of the video. For http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE88ZYstEHc it is
The "t" which is the tricky part. How can I obtain it?
Also, am I doing something unethical? If I manage to do this will google and/or youtube be annoyed at me? The YouTube videos are mine.