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Extract the YouTube Video ID from a URL in PHP
<?php
// Here is a sample of the URLs this regex matches: (there can be more content after the given URL that will be ignored)
// http://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/embed/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/v/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/e/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/user/username#p/u/11/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/sandalsResorts#p/c/54B8C800269D7C1B/0/dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
// http://www.youtube.com/?feature=player_embedded&v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
// It also works on the youtube-nocookie.com URL with the same above options.
// It will also pull the ID from the URL in an embed code (both iframe and object tags)
preg_match('%(?:youtube(?:-nocookie)?\.com/(?:[^/]+/.+/|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)/|.*[?&]v=)|youtu\.be/)([^"&?/ ]{11})%i', $url, $match);
$youtube_id = $match[1];
?>
@marutitim
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Wau this was what I was looking for.so so great.Thanks man

@sakilmahmud
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Superb.. Thanks a lot :)

@siawaahmed
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Thank you .

@grajendra
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Thank you

@ewsantos
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Thank you so much!! great help!

@BartMommens
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Dis Guy! Not all heroes wear capes !!
Thanks m8!

@ndunks
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ndunks commented Apr 1, 2019

saved my time.

@noelkalel
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noelkalel commented Jul 25, 2019

is there any way to extract several yt links?
for instance: lets say i have 3 records saved into db and want them to retrieve and parse on view page, is this doable?
am using laravel btw.

@diarsa
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diarsa commented Aug 10, 2019

thank you very much! very helpful.

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amjo commented Feb 10, 2020

2020 and it's still useful

@ghalusa
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ghalusa commented Feb 10, 2020

@amjo Amazing!

@sabeti05
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sabeti05 commented Mar 2, 2020

Thank you!

@dittops
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dittops commented Mar 25, 2020

Thank you, it's useful

@Mohamed-Slimane
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Thank you, it's working easy

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ghost commented May 5, 2020

2020 and still saving us time. thank you

@ghalusa
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ghalusa commented May 5, 2020

@luxaintcc I'll admit, quite incredible! Thank you, and to everyone else!

@jonatanfroes
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I'm here in 2020 to say thanks!

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ghalusa commented May 14, 2020

@jonatanfroes May the regex be with you!

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ijyoung commented May 18, 2020

I cannot get the code to work.
Here is draft
$url='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1234567';

preg_match('%(?:youtube(?:-nocookie)?.com/(?:[^/]+/.+/|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)/|.*[?&]v=)|youtu.be/)([^"&?/ ]{11})%i', $url, $match);
echo $match[1];

It returns a blank page even if I replace $url with the URL
I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction

@ijyoung
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ijyoung commented May 19, 2020

Resolved - many apologies
Obviously needs
$video=print_r($match[1],TRUE);
echo $video;

@ghalusa
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ghalusa commented May 19, 2020

@ijyoung Not a problem! Apologies for not being able to answer right away.

@ijyoung
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ijyoung commented May 19, 2020

Thanks for reply.. Much appreciated.

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@praveen-vishnu
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Thanx for posting

@webwayscript
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embed/live_stream?channel=UCmyKnNRH0wH-r8I-ceP-dsg ???????

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stell commented May 6, 2021

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harihar-w commented Sep 29, 2023

Not working on https://youtube.com/live/…
Edit:
just added |live/ works for me now:

preg_match('%(?:youtube(?:-nocookie)?\.com/(?:[^/]+/.+/|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)/|.*[?&]v=|live/)|youtu\.be/)([^"&?/ ]{11})%i', $url, $match);
    $youtube_id = $match[1];

@neurotic
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Not working on https://youtube.com/live/… Edit: just added |live/ works for me now:

preg_match('%(?:youtube(?:-nocookie)?\.com/(?:[^/]+/.+/|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)/|.*[?&]v=|live/)|youtu\.be/)([^"&?/ ]{11})%i', $url, $match);
    $youtube_id = $match[1];

Works perfect, thanks!

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