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Detecting and changing strings in PHP

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I want to detect the structure of a string and according to how it is structured, change the string.

The four types of structure are as follows:

1 - "Product Name [DVD] [2000]"
2 - "Product Name [DVD]"
3 - "Product Name [2000]"
4 - "Product Name"

And the four transformations would be:

1 - "Product Name [DVD]"
2 - "Product Name [DVD]"
3 - "Product Name" . $variable
3 - "Product Name" . $variable

The part of the string [DVD] will always be in the form [ + any number of characters + ]
The part of the string [2000] aill always be in the form [ + 4 numeric characters + ]

What is the most efficient way to do this - speed is a high priority?

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