Is there way to extract embedded video without using a regular expression as seen here?

I was hoping that there would be a way to get them using a WordPress function.

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It looks like the closest you get is in the WP-Embed class:

autoembed( $content );

It says it extracts urls which are on distinct lines (like you'd put a url in for embedding it), but it then passes it to WP_Embed::shortcode().

Not quite what you want. You could dig into WP_Embed::shortcode() to see if you can figure out how to hack together your own script, but I don't think there's anything ready-made for you :/


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