Adding youtube videos to a presentation

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How do I use a Youtube video in a presentation?
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I recommend downloading and putting them in your online storage. From there you can pull them to your presentations with the Video Widget. Theme are many different programs for downloading Videos off YouTube; I am using ClipGrab.
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Ok, thank you. So, do you recommend doing it that way? Or should I download and then convert it into a webm video?
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Yes, I am recommending to do it this way because you are making sure that video does not get removed or blocked, you do not need to deal with YouTube ads, and it is free. I do it this way myself. You also do not need to convert videos to WebM format. Using ClipGrab (that is what I use) you download videos as MPEG 4 and these work just fine with the Video Widget.
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Ok, Thank you!
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Thank you Darius!

Aimee, if the path to conversion and pulling off of Youtube is too much of a hassle, we do provide a Youtube Widget.

Thanks!

Ashleigh
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You are welcome Ashleigh, but I must say it sounds more complicated then it really is. There is no hassle at all, and no conversion is necessary!
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We use YouTube videos inside a HTML widget because we needed closed captioning. And a lot of our college created media is hosted, and closed captioned, on YouTube anyway.

I agree, playing videos from RV storage is a better solution for dependability, but the video player that RV uses doesn't playback closed captions. Using the HTML widget for this, and amending the embed code in the HTML source to include caption was the best move for us.  And it doesn't require the purchase of the YouTube Widget!

Example:
To play a YouTube video with closed captioning  add "&cc_load_policy=1" to the iframe tag from the HTML widget source code, such as this:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/zrxnSy3zV78?autoplay=1<b><u>&cc_load_policy=1</u></b>&rel=0&amp;controls=0&amp;showinfo=0

To see what a YouTube video presentation using the HTML widget looks like, see this example presentation:

http://bit.ly/20r3WpL

Hope this helps you (or someone)!

Robert
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(This editor really gets really wiggy when you try to insert actual HTML. It automatically truncates the address, or adds more tags  for formatting for this editor that shouldn't be in the actual HTML.)
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Robert,
I am talking about the ad-bar at the bottom that appears over the video during the play-back. maybe you do not get it because of those CC :) 
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I've only tried 5 videos this way, and saw no ads. Maybe it was the CCs, or I'm just lucky so far ...

But then again, when I watch this video directly on YouTube's site:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrxnSy3zV78
there aren't any ads that appear there either. Maybe educational videos such as these are exempt from ads?
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rcruse, 

Is it possible that monetization has not been set for these videos?

Here is what I am referring to: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/94522?hl=en
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I hadn't even heard of that. But maybe so. We have many departments that upload video to YouTube, as we have no college-wide hosting of our own.
I doubt they would choose to monetize though, if they knew about this option.
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I tried adding a YouTube video to a new presentation using the video widget and it doesn't work. The video doesn't play.
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Aimee,

Just tried it myself and it works: http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=07c09b2e-7654-47f1-94f5-0f1b79abb149&sho...

Can you explain in details how are you doing it and what are you using to download the video file off YouTube.

Or wait a bit and after lunch I will post the step-by-step instructions.
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Darius,

Step-by-Step might help but I will also explain what I did as well:

-I downloaded the Youtube video using clipgrab.
-Saved to my computer.
-Uploaded to my RV storage.
-Made a new presentation.
-Added a playlist and added the video widget.
-Added my video from storage.
-Saved and tried to preview but just a black screen.
-I went back and made sure I clicked all the right boxes but maybe I missed something.

Thanks
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You did everything right, but I am using 'custom url' even if the video file is in RV storage. Did you set it to start playing automatically? Check the file name for any spaces between words, make sure that placeholder is the same size as your video.

I am posting step-by-step anyways because I just made it ))))

-          Install this first (this is what I use, but there are many others including online downloaders): http://clipgrab.de/update/en

-          Go to YouTube and find your video, copy share link that looks something like that: https://youtu.be/_gyvipBs6Vs

-          Open ClipGrab and paste that link in there, keep MPEG4 format, but select one of available sizes to download... 1080p... 720p... 360p (based your needs)

-          “Grab This Clip!” and save it some place on your computer

-          Go to your online storage and upload it (I recommend Rise Vision storage)

-          Copy the link of uploaded video file

-          Start making your presentation: insert placeholder, make it the size of your video,  select Video Widget content from the store

-          In the video settings select “Custom URL” and paste the link from your storage, adjust all the other setting based on your needs

-          Save it! Should be OK now

Looks like much, but literally it takes only 2 minutes to do all that, of course if the file is appropriate size.


Also, if it would not play anyways, could you give me the link to that YouTube video?

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We do not have the RV Storage.  How do we do it if we do not have the storage.  
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You do not need RV Storage, but you need to put the video some place, so it could be accessed by the link. For example it can be hosting such as GoDaddy or iPage.