IGYouTubeExtractor 0.4.1

IGYouTubeExtractor 0.4.1

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Francis Chong.

  • By
  • Francis Chong and Rune Madsen

IGYouTubeExtractor is a fork of RMYouTubeExtractor that extract MP4 URLs and metadata from a YouTube video identifier.

This library borrows code from XCDYouTubeVideoPlayerViewController by Cédric Luthi - sans the MPMoviePlayerController, allowing you to just extract the URLs and roll your own player.


  • iOS 7 (uses NSURLSession)
  • ARC


Submodule / manually

  1. Add IGYouTubeExtractor.h and IGYouTubeExtractor.m to your project
  2. @import AVFoundation;


[[IGYouTubeExtractor sharedInstance] extractVideoForIdentifier:youtubeID
                                                    completion:^(NSArray *videos, NSError *error) {

The instance returns a dictionary with up to 4 video qualities: 240p, 360p, 720p and 1080p. 1080p is rare.

Don’t forget to check for empty dictionary / errors.

Demo project

See demo project for an example of how to use the extractor.


Developed by Rune Madsen (@runmad and runmad.com).

Credit to Cédric Luthi for his work on extraction code.


I appreciate feedback. Create Github issues, pull requests or connect with me on Twitter.

I'd love to see and hear from you if you use it in a project.


IGYouTubeExtractor is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more information.