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YouTube Vimeo Video ID from Embed Code or From URL with PHP Regular Expression RegEx

Hey everyone,
I am currently working on a PHP project and I am trying to extract the video ID from both YouTube and Vimeo embed codes or URLs using regular expressions (RegEx).

I have looked for solutions online but I haven't found an answer that works for both YouTube and Vimeo. So, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue.

I would really appreciate it if someone could provide me with a PHP regular expression that can successfully extract the unique video ID from both YouTube and Vimeo embed codes or URLs.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!

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sunny65

Hey folks,
I see you're looking for a PHP regular expression to extract video IDs from YouTube and Vimeo embed codes or URLs. It's an interesting challenge, and I've encountered a similar situation before.

To extract the YouTube video ID, you can use the following PHP code:

php
$youtube_id = "";
$regex_pattern = '/(?:youtube\.com\/(?:[^\/]+\/.+\/|(?:v|e(?:mbed)?)\/|.*[?&]v=)|youtu\.be\/)([^"&?\/ ]{11})/';

preg_match($regex_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
if(isset($matches[1])){
$youtube_id = $matches[1];
}


This regular expression handles different YouTube URL formats and embed codes, capturing the video ID from the matched pattern.

For Vimeo, you can use this PHP snippet to extract the video ID:

php
$vimeo_id = "";
$regex_pattern = '/(?:vimeo(?:pro)?.com\/(?:[a-z]*\/)?(?:\/channels\/(?:\w+\/)?|groups\/(?:[^\/]*)\/videos\/|album\/(?:[0-9]*)\/video\/|video\/|)[0-9]+)[^0-9a-z]/i';

preg_match($regex_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
if(isset($matches[0])){
$vimeo_id = substr($matches[0], strrpos($matches[0], '/') + 1);
}


This regular expression covers multiple Vimeo URL formats and embed codes, extracting the video ID from the matched pattern.

I hope these code snippets help you extract video IDs accurately. If you have any further questions or need more assistance, feel free to ask. Good luck with your PHP project!

gabe46

Hey there,
I totally understand the struggle you are facing with extracting video IDs from YouTube and Vimeo embed codes or URLs using regular expressions in PHP. It can be quite a challenge, but I've managed to find a solution that worked for me in a similar situation.

For YouTube, you can use the following PHP code snippet to extract the video ID from both the embed code and the URL:

php
$video_id = "";
$regex_pattern = '/youtube\.com\/(?:embed\/|watch\?v=|v\/|ytscreeningroom\?v=|share\?v=)([^"&?\/ ]{11})/';

preg_match($regex_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
if(isset($matches[1])){
$video_id = $matches[1];
}


This regular expression covers different YouTube URL formats and embed codes. The video ID is then extracted from the matched pattern.

For Vimeo, you can use the following PHP code snippet to extract the video ID from both the embed code and the URL:

php
$video_id = "";
$regex_pattern = '/vimeo\.com(?:\/video\/|\/\d+|\/channels\/[A-z]+\/|\/groups\/[A-z]+\/videos\/|\/album\/\d+\/video\/|\/hub\/\w+\/video\/|video\/)\/([0-9]+)(?:$|\/|\?)/';

preg_match($regex_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
if(isset($matches[1])){
$video_id = $matches[1];
}


This regular expression covers various Vimeo URL formats and embed codes. The video ID is extracted from the matched pattern.

I hope this solution helps you out! If you have any further queries or need assistance with anything else, feel free to ask. Good luck with your project!

zpouros

Hey there,
I understand your struggle with extracting video IDs from YouTube and Vimeo embed codes or URLs using regex. I faced a similar challenge in one of my previous projects.

For YouTube, you can use the following PHP regex to extract the video ID from both the embed code and the URL:

php
$youtube_pattern =
'/^(?:https?:\/\/(?:www\.)?)?(?:youtu\.be\/|youtube\.com\/(?:embed\/|v\/|watch\?v=|watch\?.+&v=))([a-zA-Z0-9_-]{11})/';

preg_match($youtube_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
$youtube_video_id = $matches[1];


This regex pattern covers various YouTube URL formats, including plain URLs, embed codes, and variations of the "watch" URL. The YouTube video ID is then extracted from the matched pattern.

For Vimeo, you can use the following PHP regex to extract the video ID from both the embed code and the URL:

php
$vimeo_pattern =
'/^(?:https?:\/\/(?:www\.)?)?(?:vimeo\.com\/|player\.vimeo\.com\/video\/)?([0-9]+)(?:\?[^#]*)?(?:#t=\d+)?/';

preg_match($vimeo_pattern, $video_url_or_embed_code, $matches);
$vimeo_video_id = $matches[1];


This regex pattern covers various Vimeo URL formats, including plain URLs, embed codes, and variations of the player URL. The Vimeo video ID is extracted from the matched pattern.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or if you need assistance with anything else.

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