YouTube URL matcher, video ID catcher

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PCRE that matches any kind of YouTube URL and catches its video ID. It supports three kinds of URL: the classic (?v=), the AJAXed one (#!v=) and the short version ( It also supports international URLs.

Tested with Javascript and PHP.

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  1. /http:\/\/(?:youtu\.be\/|(?:[a-z]{2,3}\.)?youtube\.com\/watch(?:\?|#\!)v=)([\w-]{11}).*/gi

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