I am new to Adobe Express. I was able to add photos and text, and everything worked great. I even sent a project to myself, and it all worked fine. However, when I try to paste a link to a YouTube video file, that is marked public, adobe express acts like the link is not valid and will not let me complete the project. Any advice would be appreciated. it would be nice if the application would allow you to embed your own files from your computer. Anyway, I am fine with using YouTube., If I could get it to work.
Hello @Jim Hodder,
Thank you for getting in touch,
Could you kindly elaborate on what you are trying to do exactly?
To help us to investigate this further, would it be possible that you could DM me a video of the steps you're taking and provide me with the link and the error message if any?
Hi @Jim Hodder,
We are appreciative of your informational response.
The link was to a YouTube Shorts Video, which I discovered when I looked at it.
There are two ways to obtain an embed link if YouTube ever decides to provide one for their Shorts videos:
First alternative: upload your video as a YouTube video rather than a YouTube Shorts video.
2nd alternative Maintain the current format of your YouTube Shorts video and edit the link https://youtube.com/
shorts/zMrjW7tUR-w by replacing [shorts] with [watch?v=] and the result https://youtube.com/watch?v=zMrjW7tUR-w.
The updated YouTube embed link is https://youtube.com/watch?v=zMrjW7tUR-w, and it will function if you upload it after that.
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Hi, @Jim Hodder,
Don't worry. We're ready to help. 🙂
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YouTube flags cell phone content uploads as SHORTS. This generates a new URL path that has the word /shorts/ in the path statement. Express does not recognize this sub-branch in the url and will not publish the video. You will get the error seen above.
This is how YouTube will publish cell phone content (note the /shorts/ component in the path.
Replace shorts/ with watch?v= as shown below and VOILA! It works.
Thanks to Puru the online support tech for his patience in working through this.