Parsing youtube video id

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johned

New Member
#1
Has anyone got any experience parsing the video id from youtube urls in php.

ie.
youtube.com/watch?v=R0BA-KviNO4&feature=related

Where the red is the part I want.
 

Forbairt

Portfolio Building
#3
actually judging on your selfmade cms ...

I'll assume php ?

Code:
$string = "youtube.com/watch?v=R0BA-KviNO4&feature=related";

preg_match('/v\=(.+)&/',$string,$matches);

echo $matches[1];
do a semi ok job for you ?
 

johned

New Member
#4
I just cracked it without regular expressions from a little googling.

Here is the code it allows you to enter the url of a youtube vid in to a form and the code processes the form to parse the video id and insert it in to an embed code with preset values.

PHP:
//parse the id from the url
$url = $_POST['id'];
$vidparser = parse_url($url);
parse_str($vidparser[query], $query);
$vidid = ($query['v']);
 
 
//get the video id in to the embed code
$content = "<object width=\"290\" height=\"235\"><param name=\"movie\" value=\"http://www.youtube.com/v/".$vidid."&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0\"></param><param name=\"allowFullScreen\" value=\"true\"></param><embed src=\"http://www.youtube.com/v/".$vidid."&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"290\" height=\"235\"></embed></object>";
seems to work well! I wrote it to a text file for include..

cheers for your help..
 

johned

New Member
#6
No probs just finished it now and i can use the form to send sizes etc to the embed code.. Just hope they dont change anything on there side now lol .
 
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