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Lightweight, Flexible OEmbed Consumer Library.

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gem install oembedr

or in your Gemfile

gem 'oembedr'


Make consuming oembed from any source simple and easy. Uses fast http and fast json parsing by default thanks to Faraday and MultiJSON.


Oembedr just returns the raw Faraday response object on success. On failure, it raises an appropriate error, e.g. Faraday::Error::ResourceNotFound for 404s. It parses the JSON for you.

N.B. XML is not supported yet. I've no idea why you might need it, but it's on the todo list :).

response = Oembedr.fetch("")
response.body # => { "type" => "video", ... }
# Now you can do whatever you want!

# To customize your query:
Oembedr.fetch("", :params => { :maxwidth => 320 })
Oembedr.fetch("", :headers => {
  "Accept" => "application/",
  "User-Agent" => "Windows Excel-Based Oembed Service"

Other Methods

Oembedr.known_service?("") # => true


Oembedr.configure do |configuration|
  configuration.user_agent = "MyCoolApp Oembed Client v2.51"
  configuration.adapter = :excon # default :typhoeus


Use a fast http library, like excon or typhoeus. Use yajl-ruby.

Contributing to oembedr

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

A big thanks to everyone who contributes!


Copyright (c) 2012 Matthew Wilson. MIT-license: see LICENSE.txt for further details.

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