How to download google photos video with php

To download a video from Google Photos using PHP, you can use the Google Photos API. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Set up a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account and enable the Google Photos API.
  2. Create a project in GCP and set up the necessary credentials, including an API key and OAuth 2.0 client ID.
  3. Install the Google API client library for PHP using Composer:
composer require google/apiclient:^2.0
  1. In your PHP code, use the Google API client library to authenticate your API requests and authorize access to the Google Photos API.
  2. Use the API’s mediaItems.get method to retrieve the video you want to download. This method returns metadata about the video, including its URL.
  3. Use PHP’s file_get_contents function to download the video from the URL.
  4. Save the video to your server or device using PHP’s file_put_contents function.

Here is an example of how the code might look:


require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

// Set up the API client
$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setApplicationName('My App');

// Get the video URL
$service = new Google_Service_PhotosLibrary($client);
$video = $service->mediaItems->get('YOUR_VIDEO_ID');
$videoUrl = $video->getBaseUrl();

// Download the video
$videoData = file_get_contents($videoUrl);

// Save the video to your server
file_put_contents('/path/to/save/video.mp4', $videoData);


Note that you will need to replace YOUR_API_KEY and YOUR_VIDEO_ID with your own API key and the ID of the video you want to download. You will also need to specify the path where you want to save the video.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

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