YouTubeVideoPlayer using MPMoviePlayerController where you can track if video is watched fully.
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LBYouTubeView is just a small view that is able to display YouTube videos in a MPMoviePlayerController. You even have the choice between high-quality and standard quality stream.

How does it work? It just loads the HTML code of YouTube's mobile website and looks for the data in the script tag. LBYouTubeView doesn't use UIWebView which makes it faster and look cleaner.


LBYouTubeView is dead simple. Just add an instance as a subview to a UIViewControllers view and tell it, what video it should load.


  1. Drag the LBYouTubeView folder into your project.
  2. Import the MediaPlayer.framework.
  3. If you need to support iOS 4, add JSONKit to your project and set -fno-objc-arc compiler flag to JSONKit.m.


LBYouTubePlayerViewController* controller = [[LBYouTubePlayerViewController alloc] initWithYouTubeURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@""] quality:LBYouTubeVideoQualityLarge];
controller.delegate = self;
controller.view.frame = CGRectMake(0.0f, 0.0f, 200.0f, 200.0f); =;
[self.view addSubview:self.controller.view];

You can also only extract video URL without to use LBYouTubePlayerViewController directly:

LBYouTubeExtractor* extractor = [[LBYouTubeExtractor alloc] initWithURL:URL quality:quality];
extractor.delegate = self;
[extractor startExtracting];


LBYouTubeView requires iOS 4. Also, it is deployed for an ARC environment.


LBYouTubeView is licensed under the MIT License.

Added NSNotification to know when video played is finished on "LBYouTubePlayerController.m". This notification is fired only when video seek-bar reaches to its end. If user quits watching video in middle of playback notification is not triggered.