Fetch youtube annotations

Hi peeps,

it’s me again. I just thought that it might be time to share something.
I’ve tried to copy the text from a youtube annotation (those neat boxes that appear within a video).
Unfortunately, it seems that flash doesn’t support it or youtube deactivates it.

However, those annotations are kept in an xml-file attached to each video.
This file can be retrieved directly:

http://www.youtube.com/annotations/read2?feat=TCS&video_id=<id>