iCuteOverload Update – Launch YouTube app
OK, iCuteOverload beta (preview at: girliemac.com/cute on iPhone!) is almost official.
Before handing to Megan, I made another change – converting YouTube Flash embed (that is not supported by iPhone) to YouTube video link to open in iPhone’s YouTube app. Thanks to Isao Yagi, who gave me tips to my regex question on php-user list, I could make this work.
Here’s how the regex code in php looks.
pattern to look for:
$p = ' /<object[\S\s]+?http:\/\/www\.youtube\.com\/v\/([\w\-]+)"[\S\s]+? <\/object>/i ';.<br />
This look for a html object tag that includes YouTube link, and capture the video ID to re-create a new link.
As long as I found, the video ID can contain any alpha-numeric char (\w) and hyphen (-).
Use /i to make it case-insensitive just in case.
$r = ' <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\1"><img src="images/watch_youtube.png" alt="watch!" width="200" height="56"/></a>';<br />
then use preg_replace function to replace the string:
$content = preg_replace($p, $r, $content);
I use an image button link to launch YouTube app.
The captured video ID for Flash is now taken as a query string. This should work fine!
However!!! I just found that NOT all YouTube videos are available for iPhone yet…
So when I try the latest CuteOverload entry, I got this sad message, “Could not load movie”.
According to Apple Support, they will apparently be in sync by the end of the summer.
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