TubeGripClient – Play Any Movie on YouTube in AS3 with your own player!

3 actionscript,as3,flash,webservices,youtube  |   December 11, 2009  |     1318

Hi Everyone,

as some of you might have noticed, KeepVid went downhill. I don’t know exactly when, however I found an alternative: It works pretty well…

Here is a sample use of this library:

This library uses the RESTProxy. The tricky part was, as always, extracting the useful information from the HTML returned by TubeGrip.

So I used the following Regular Expressions to do that:

I used this really cool REGex Tester for tuning the regular expressions…

It was much easier to handle on TubeGrip than KeepVid; mind you.

Full source code.



  • December 21, 2009 at 3:35 am


    Thanks martin, i just discovered your blog.. I credited you on my blog for the use of the date util class in AS3 , sorry for the mistake !
    I’m currently working on a stream video player for my company,and they host videos on you tube , so i think your code will be of some great help !! Thanks !

  • March 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm


    Hi Martin
    Great Help indeed!
    a bit embarrassing, i couldn’t get it to work though 🙁
    i tried a few links from youtube
    checked them manually on tubegrip
    no success still
    are there any other requirements besides connecting the Main class as the Document Class to a new FLA?

  • May 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Stephen Koch

    Is this a work in progress or functioning?

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