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Thread: Please how do i extract youtube video id from these links maybe using Regex

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    Default Please how do i extract youtube video id from these links maybe using Regex

    Last edited by sledjama; June 25th, 2011 at 10:08 AM.


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    Default Re: Please how do i extract youtube video id from these links maybe using Regex

    Or you could use indexOf() and substring()

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    Default Re: Please how do i extract youtube video id from these links maybe using Regex

    users will be supplying the youtube url, the video id will vary so i cant search for what i am actually looking for
    if i have it, why search i the first place.

    i copied this from someone's code (http://gdata-java-client.googlecode....iteClient.java)

    Pattern p = Pattern.compile("http.*\\?v=([a-zA-Z0-9_\\-]+)(?:&.)*");
    Matcher m = p.matcher(input);

    if (m.matches()) {
    input = m.group(1);
    }

    return input;
    something tells me i will be able to apply it but am not sure if it's right.

    Thanks Norm for your input

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    Default Re: Please how do i extract youtube video id from these links maybe using Regex

    Your posted example showed bounding []s that could be searched for.

    Or the leading v= and the ending &.


    See cross post at: http://www.java-forums.org/new-java/...ing-regex.html
    Last edited by Norm; June 25th, 2011 at 11:04 AM.

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