how do I store a youtube embed link in a database

When I save a youtube embed iframe into my database it adds a bunch of slashes when i recall it. Like so below.

<iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"http://www.youtube.com/embed/ycHXRWRKrdA?rel=0\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>

its is being stored in a longtext type. what would remove the slashes when I recall it from the database or prevent slashes being stored in the first place


if you use PHP, you can use stripslashes().

Alternatively you can base64 encode / decode the code.


Don't save the HTML like that - just save the youtube unique ID and then spit out the HTML and plug in the ID from the database.

PHP Regex to get youtube video ID?


once and for all add this in your .htaccess:

# disable the automatic-quote-removing from requests php_value magic_quotes_gpc off

you didnt say if you save the youtube url in a JSON in database. if yes, replace possible quotes via:


also, of course its better idea to save just the youtube code as:

$eurl = explode("/",$url); $eurl[sizeof($eurl)-1]; // <-- to database


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