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PHP function to get youtube ID from URL
<?php
function get_youtube_video_ID($youtube_video_url) {
/**
* Pattern matches
* http://youtu.be/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/embed/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID
* http://www.youtube.com/?v=ID
* http://www.youtube.com/v/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/e/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/user/username#p/u/11/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/leogopal#p/c/playlistID/0/ID
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ID
* http://www.youtube.com/?feature=player_embedded&v=ID
*/
$pattern =
'%
(?:youtube # Match any youtube url www or no www , https or no https
(?:-nocookie)?\.com/ # allows for the nocookie version too.
(?:[^/]+/.+/ # Once we have that, find the slashes
|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)/|.*[?&]v=) # Check if its a video or if embed
|youtu\.be/) # Allow short URLs
([^"&?/ ]{11}) # Once its found check that its 11 chars.
%i';
// Checks if it matches a pattern and returns the value
if (preg_match($pattern, $youtube_video_url, $match)) {
return $match[1];
}
// if no match return false.
return false;
}
?>
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commented Mar 25, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID doesn't return ID

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