Fetches YouTube mp4 URLS for iOS and tvOS.
Objective-C Ruby
Latest commit 0c7bd29 May 3, 2016 @hellozimi Update README.md


This project is not being maintained.


HCYoutubeParser is a class which lets you get the iOS compatible video url from YouTube so you don't need to use a UIWebView or open the YouTube Application.

It's really simple to get going

// Gets an dictionary with each available youtube url
NSDictionary *videos = [HCYoutubeParser h264videosWithYoutubeURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8To-6VIJZRE"]];

// Presents a MoviePlayerController with the youtube quality medium
MPMoviePlayerViewController *mp = [[[MPMoviePlayerViewController alloc] initWithContentURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[videos objectForKey:@"medium"]]] autorelease];
[self presentModalViewController:mp animated:YES];

// To get a thumbnail for an image there is now a async method for that
[HCYoutubeParser thumbnailForYoutubeURL:url
                          completeBlock:^(UIImage *image, NSError *error) {
    if (!error) {
        self.thumbailImageView.image = image;
    else {
        UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"Error" message:[error localizedDescription] delegate:nil cancelButtonTitle:@"Dismiss" otherButtonTitles:nil];
        [alert show];

Warning: This is not approved by the ToC of YouTube. Use at own risk.