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getYoutubeTitle()

Get the title of the Youtube video (or use best fallback possible)

JavaScript February 7, 2021

Usage

JavaScript
nebula.getYoutubeTitle(target)

Parameters

target
(Required) (Object) The event target passed within the Youtube API functions
Default: None

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Examples

JavaScript
function nebulaYoutubeError(e){
    thisVideo.title = nebula.getYoutubeTitle(e.target);
}

Additional Notes

This checks if the undocumented getVideoData() function is available from the Youtube API. Either way it tries to return the most applicable title available. The fallback stack is Youtube title, iframe title attribute, or video ID.

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    Source File

    Located in /assets/js/modules/video.js on line 508.

    No Hooks

    This function does not have any filters or actions available. Request one?
    JavaScript
    nebula.getYoutubeTitle = function(target){
        //If getVideoData is available in the API
        if ( target.getVideoData ){
            return target.getVideoData().title;
        }
    
        //Otherwise use the iframe title attribute (if it exists)
        if ( jQuery(target.getIframe()).attr('title') ){
            return jQuery(target.getIframe()).attr('title').trim();
        }
    
        //Otherwise use the Youtube ID instead
        let youtubeID = nebula.getYoutubeID(target);
        if ( youtubeID ){
            return youtubeID;
        }
    
        return false;
    };
    

    Override

    To override or disable this JavaScript function, simply redeclare it with the exact same function name.

    JavaScript
    nebula.getYoutubeTitle = function(target){
        //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.
    }