Hi John,

There's currently no sure-fire way to determine if a link in a Tweet leads
to renderable content or the disposition of that content as a picture or a
video.

However, by using Tweet Entities (
http://dev.twitter.com/pages/tweet_entities ) you can get expanded
information about many of the URLs presented in Tweets -- for some URLs like
t.co-based URLs, they'll also be unshortened. Most API functions that return
Tweet data respond to an additional query parameter, include_entities=true
which expands the resource response to include the additional data nodes.

A great additional thing you can do is keep up to date with the services
that embed.ly supports ( by using their API every so often to update your
list of their supported services: http://api.embed.ly/docs/service ) and
leverage embed.ly to render rich content when its origin is identifiable by
the tweet entities.

@episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary


On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 7:17 AM, John Carver <johnlewiscar...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi people.
>
> i wonder is there a way to determine if video or audio link inside
> statuse body? especially when short ls provided? i mean is there a n
> indication about?
>
> Any replies and thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
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