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How can I extract MP3 URLs from a text that is in the clipboard?

I tried this with no luck:

#include <Array.au3> ;Only for _ArrayDisplay

$gs_Html = ClipGet()

$aString = StringRegExp($gs_Html, "http://(.*)/.*\.mp3", 3)


Any suggestion would be appreciated!

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This would work:

#include <Array.au3>
$sText = 'http://google.com/Song1.mp3' & @LF
$sText &= 'http://google.com/Song2.mp3'
$iArray = StringRegExp($sText, '(?im)http:// .* / (.*.mp3)', 3)
If Not @error Then _ArrayDisplay($iArray)

EDIT...You may need to popup this snippet to read the code..the site thinks that it is a media link

EDIT EDIT: I had to add a space after the http://, .*, & /..remove them to run the code

Edited by Varian
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Another way to skin the cat..

#include <String.au3>

Local $Start = "http://", $End = ".mp3", _
      $String  = "This is just text before the URL you want http://example.com/asong.mp3.", _
      $Array = _StringBetween($String, $Start, $End)

MsgBox(0, "", $Start & $Array[0] & $End)

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Thank you for your replies, but none of them extracts the correct urls.

The method in the first reply extracts urls like this:

[0]|01%20-%20Ghara%20Nabood%20-%20Alireza%20Talischi.mp3">01 - Ghara Nabood - Alireza Talischi.mp3

and the second method exracts urls like this:

[1]|intbaran.in/Albums/1390/Aban/index.php?icon=mp3" alt="" /> &nbsp;<a href="http://intbaran.in/Albums/1390/Aban/2/Minor/Minor%20Music%20Group%20-%20Top%2010/02%20-%20Alireza%20Talischi%20-%20Taghvim

any suggestion?

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Try the regular expression way but exclude results that contain a ? as those will be php arguments to the URI and not links directly to an MP3 file.

What is the address of the webpage?

Thanks for your reply. I tried to learn regular expression, but I couldn't. The web site is :


I appreciate if you can fix it for me.

Also do you have any document or web page with very simple tutorial and examples of regular expression?


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#include <IE.au3>
#include <String.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.musicbaran.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8077",0,0) ;create IE instance and load Webmail
$text = _IEBodyReadHTML($oIE)
$array = StringRegExp($text,'a href="(http://.*.mp3"',3)

the regex split out is:

' a h r e f = " ( h t t p : / / . * . m p 3 ) " '

Sorry about the constant updating but it was replacing the h t t p : / / . * . m p 3 with media tags and showing a media player interface.

Edited by gruntydatsun
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thanks for the reply. It works for most cases but in some cases it extracts urls incorrectly like this:

[0]|http://yaser3h.persiangig.com/audio/Shahriyar%20Ebrahimi%20-%20Aye%20yaas.mp3">لینک دانلود شهریار ابراهیمی</a>&nbsp; -&nbsp; </font></font></font></font></font><a href="http://yaser3h.persiangig.com/audio/Farzad%20Farzin%20-%20Midoonam.mp3

any suggestion?

thanks in advance

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hi box4it, it should capture that one, fits the pattern.

What is the URL is doesn't work on?

The web page is:


it should find


as well as


instead of this one:

[0]|http://yaser3h.persiangig.com/audio/Shahriyar%20Ebrahimi%20-%20Aye%20yaas.mp3">لینک دانلود شهریار ابراهیمی</a>&nbsp; -&nbsp; </font></font></font></font></font><a href="

any idea?

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