that's precisely what the #newtwitter site does -- it looks at entities, and 
then makes decisions as to what to embed from the URLs that the API has 
extracted.

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On Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Adam Green wrote: 
> Thanks. I am aware of the entity URLs. I thought the API may have
> something else, but my guess is that the new UI does what I would do,
> which is look for URLs from known sources and then display them in the
> appropriate player.
> 
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Tim Bull <t...@trunk.ly> wrote:
> > Have you looked at embed.ly?
> > 
> > You can use the entities to extract the URLs really easily too
> > http://developer.twitter.com/pages/tweet_entities
> > 
> > Tim
> > 
> > On Mar 20, 10:44 am, Scott Wilcox <sc...@dor.ky> wrote:
> > > Hi Adam,
> > > 
> > > I've not seen anything API side for it (for public use), I think mostly 
> > > its built into the NewTwitter UI. Probably rendered inline.
> > > 
> > > It'll be interested to see Ryan or Taylor respond to this, but I doubt 
> > > there is anything for us to use.
> > > 
> > > Scott.
> > > 
> > > On 19 Mar 2011, at 23:38, Adam Green wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > I have a client who wants to extract videos that are embedded in
> > > > tweets and displayed in the new Twitter UI. I realized that I have
> > > > never seen anything here about this issue. A check of the docs shows
> > > > nothing on this, and using the relevant API calls for statuses doesn't
> > > > return any fields related to embedded media. Is this available through
> > > > the API?
> > > 
> > > > The other way I can see doing this is looking for entity URLs from
> > > > YouTube and other video sites, but I was hoping there was something
> > > > more direct.
> > 
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