Content Editor WebPart: YouTube


In my first post of the series I want to looking at getting YouTube videos embedded into a site.

Many schools look at YouTube and see a website that is full of violence and inappropriate videos but when you search for some of these key words nothing comes up.

We look at YouTube and see a vast number of videos that can help students in their understanding of the subject.

So how do we get these into out SharePoint site?

There are many different ways to download videos from YouTube, convert them and then upload them to play in your site but there is a very simply way of adding them.

Go and find your video on YouTube.

If the user has allowed it you will see an embedded section down the right hand side.  You will then see some code down just below it.  Copy this text.


So now you should have something like this ready to paste into your SharePoint site

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Open your SharePoint site and add a Content Editor Web Part to your page

When you’ve loaded the web part properties click on Source Editor.

Paste the code into this box.


Now click on OK and Ok again and you will see your video on your SharePoint site.


You now have your video in your sharepoint site

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