Embera is a Oembed consumer library written in PHP. Basically what it does is take urls from a text and queries the matching service for information about the media.

If you are like me, in most cases all you want is to convert a simple Url to a valid html embed code. Now, the sweet thing about Embera, is that some providers allow you to skip the part about making the request to a Oembed Provider and still get a valid html embed code! Read the Offline Support section for more information.

On the other hand, there are some oembed providers that dont return html embedable code - Embera detects this and most of the time, it tries to generate a valid html code for you to use.

Check out the Basic Usage instructions for more information.

Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: PHP
License: MIT License
Tags: Miscellaneous     Twitter     Oembed     Embed     Youtube     Vimeo     Instagram     Auto Embed     Vine     Embed Text     Url Embed    
Latest version: v2.0.9

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Embera - PHP Oembed consumer library

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Embera is an Oembed consumer library written in PHP. It takes urls from a text and queries the matching service for information about the media and embeds the resulting html. It supports +150 sites, such as Youtube, Twitter, Livestream, Dailymotion, Instagram, Vimeo and [many many more](doc/02-providers.md).


Install the latest stable version with:

$ composer require mpratt/embera:~2.0

Standalone Installation (without Composer)

Download the latest release or clone this repository and include the Àutoloader.php file inside the Embera/src directory.

require '....../Autoloader.php';

use Embera\Embera;

$embera = new Embera();


  • PHP >= 7.0 (It should work on 5.6)
  • Curl or allow_url_fopen should be enabled

Basic Usage

The most common or basic example is this one:

use Embera\Embera;

$embera = new Embera();
echo $embera->autoEmbed('Hi! Have you seen this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ Its the best!');

The last example returns something like the following text:

Hi! Have you seen this video?
  allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"
Its the best!

You can also inspect urls for their oembed data:

use Embera\Embera;

$embera = new Embera();

That will return something like this

    [https://vimeo.com/374131624] => Array
            [type] => video
            [version] => 1.0
            [provider_name] => Vimeo
            [provider_url] => https://vimeo.com/
            [title] => VACATION movie
            [author_name] => Andrey Kasay
            [author_url] => https://vimeo.com/andreykasay
            [is_plus] => 0
            [account_type] => basic
            [html] => <iframe src="......."></iframe>
            [width] => 426
            [height] => 240
            [duration] => 146
            [description] => Остросюжетное кино про жизнь
            [thumbnail_url] => https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/832478725_295x166.jpg
            [thumbnail_width] => 295
            [thumbnail_height] => 166
            [thumbnail_url_with_play_button] => https://i.vimeocdn.com/......Fcrawler_play.png
            [upload_date] => 2019-11-19 06:27:37
            [video_id] => 374131624
            [uri] => /videos/374131624
            [embera_using_fake_response] => 0
            [embera_provider_name] => Vimeo
    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bees/8597283706/in/photostream] => Array
            [type] => photo
            [flickr_type] => photo
            [title] => Durumu
            [author_name] => ‮‭‬bees‬
            [author_url] => https://www.flickr.com/photos/bees/
            [width] => 1024
            [height] => 723
            [url] => https://live.staticflickr.com/8385/8597283706_7b51ea50b1_b.jpg
            [web_page] => https://www.flickr.com/photos/bees/8597283706/
            [thumbnail_url] => https://live.staticflickr.com/8385/8597283706_7b51ea50b1_q.jpg
            [thumbnail_width] => 150
            [thumbnail_height] => 150
            [web_page_short_url] => https://flic.kr/p/e6HjVq
            [license] => All Rights Reserved
            [license_id] => 0
            [html] => .........
            [version] => 1.0
            [cache_age] => 3600
            [provider_name] => Flickr
            [provider_url] => https://www.flickr.com/
            [embera_using_fake_response] => 0
            [embera_provider_name] => Flickr
            [html_alternative] => ........

The response data depends on the provider, each of them returns information about the consulted media, however this library always tries to provide an embeddable html key that can be used to embed the information on a html document.

This library has fake responses / Offline support which is a way of getting the html embeddable code without the need of querying the oembed provider. It also has caching support, provider collections, responsive embeds and many other features. You can find out more by reading the documentation below.


  • [Usage/Configuration instructions](doc/01-usage.md)
  • [Supported providers](doc/02-providers.md)
  • [Using provider collections](doc/03-provider-collections.md)
  • [Using fake Responses](doc/04-fake-responses.md)
  • [Using responsive embeds](doc/05-responsive-embeds.md)
  • [Enabling cache](doc/06-caching.md)
  • [Advanced Usage](doc/07-advanced-usage.md)

Migrating from version >= 1.9.x

The folder structure has changed, the library is now in the src folder and you can find an autoloader there if you are not using composer.

The configuration array has changed in order to make it simpler. Take a look at the [Usage/Configuration instructions](doc/01-usage.md) to update it.

The other major change is that the inspectUrlInfo() method is now called getUrlData(). The HtmlFormatter class does not exist anymore since the library allows now other type of templating.

Updating should be fairly easy, check the documentation.

Submitting bugs and feature requests

Bugs and feature request are tracked on GitHub


Michael Pratt - [email protected] - http://www.michael-pratt.com See also the list of contributors which participated in this project.

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Embera is licensed under the MIT License - see the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file for details

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