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Community Beginner ,
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I'm trying to insert a Youtube video by url but the option is greyed out in the Media panel in version 15.1.2 

I'm creating a Publish Online doc. Has this feature been dropped? Is there a workaround?  

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BobLevine Most Valuable Participant , Nov 06, 2020
Haven't tried with Publish Online but go to Youtube and copy the embed code there. Then use the object >insert html command in InDesign.

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Hello Nuallain!

You need to have a place holder created\selected for the url in order for the option not to be greyed out.

 

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Mike

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Thanks, Mike, that worked. Looks like I needed to select an empty placeholder. Now the problem is that, 'The url must contain http:// as prefix and reference mp4 or mov video formats". But the YouTube url begins with https and doesn't refer to a file format.

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The media panel is used for embedding local video files. For a Publish Online doc + youtube video, use a button with a URL link to the youtube video.

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Thanks, Jeffrey. So it's not possible to embed the video in the Publish Online document?

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Haven't tried with Publish Online but go to Youtube and copy the embed code there. Then use the object >insert html command in InDesign.

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Brilliant, Bob, that's done the trick. Thanks!

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AFAIK It's not possible to embed a youtube video.

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The method Bob suggests does not actually embed the video, rather is an iframe to the video.

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Right. I haven't tried it but it used to work in other formats. Of course, Google keeps changing the rules so try it and see.

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