Browser-based uploading is performed almost identically to direct uploading, except that you do not attach a Zend_Gdata_App_MediaFileSource object to the Zend_Gdata_YouTube_VideoEntry you are constructing. Instead you simply submit all of your video's meta-data to receive back a token element which can be used to construct an HTML upload form.
Example 470. Browser-based upload
$yt = new Zend_Gdata_YouTube($httpClient);
$myVideoEntry= new Zend_Gdata_YouTube_VideoEntry();
$myVideoEntry->setVideoTitle('My Test Movie');
$myVideoEntry->setVideoDescription('My Test Movie');
// Note that category must be a valid YouTube category
$tokenHandlerUrl = 'http://gdata.youtube.com/action/GetUploadToken';
$tokenArray = $yt->getFormUploadToken($myVideoEntry, $tokenHandlerUrl);
$tokenValue = $tokenArray['token'];
$postUrl = $tokenArray['url'];
The above code prints out a link and a token that is used to construct an HTML form to display in the user's browser. A simple example form is shown below with $tokenValue representing the content of the returned token element, as shown being retrieved from $myVideoEntry above. In order for the user to be redirected to your website after submitting the form, make sure to append a $nextUrl parameter to the $postUrl above, which functions in the same way as the $next parameter of an AuthSub link. The only difference is that here, instead of a single-use token, a status and an id variable are returned in the URL.
Example 471. Browser-based upload: Creating the HTML form
// place to redirect user after upload
$nextUrl = 'http://mysite.com/youtube_uploads';
$form = '<form action="'. $postUrl .'?nexturl='. $nextUrl .
'" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">'.
'<input name="file" type="file"/>'.
'<input name="token" type="hidden" value="'. $tokenValue .'"/>'.
'<input value="Upload Video File" type="submit" />'.