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Retrieving a YouTube Video ID

Various Usage - These Tutorials can be used with WordPress Installations and have Many Other Applications and Uses for Blogs, Social Networking and More

Step #1

Point your Browser to http://www.youtube.com

Step #2

Either search for a video you would like, navigate to your YouTube Channel, or navigate directly to the video you wish to retrieve the ID from

Step #3

Once on the page where your video is located, please look at the URL listed in the address bar at the top of your browser. Near the end of the address you will see a set of letters, numbers, and possibly symbols. Most commonly listed after “watch?v=”.

For example, you can even find it in the mobile address “http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=AbkgwCfAV_8” at the end. The Video ID for this is “AbkgwCfAV_8”.

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