Whats the best way to strip the imdb id from a url in php?

For example I have this url:

I need to strip out the "tt0274518" from it. Whats the cleanest way of doing so?

keep in mind, it should also work with any of these versions:

Any ideas?

Explode around /title/

is the ID always going to have a fixed length or can it change?

$url =  'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/';

$url_array = explode("/",$url);

$id_index = array_search("title",$url_array) + 1;

$movie_id = $url_array[$id_index];

why didnt I think of that? lol

works great, thanks

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some guy wrote an imdb api. not sure if it will be helpful.

$url = 'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/';
$pattern = '/title/(.*?)//i';


$id = $match[1];

print $id;

don’t forget to account for the /title/tt0274518 type urls…

$pattern = '/title/([^/]+)/i';

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