Trying to Embed Video Code in Storyline - Not Working

Apr 24, 2016


I'm trying to embed a YouTube video code in the Video feature in Storyline 2.  The code is:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

When I try to embed it, I get the attached error message.

Any advice would be very welcome.

Thank you!


2 Replies
James B

Hi Tony!

Firstly I'm super new here and to this software but I think I can help you out.

Youtube no longer supports this method of embedding so the correct way to do it now would be to:

  1. Find the video ID you want to embed.  In your case it is "gpCIvZK_UYc"
  2. Add it onto the end of "" (making
  3. Then on the destination slide:    Insert > Web Object.
    1. In the dialogue box you will need to put the URL we made earlier ""
    2. Change any options you may need.

This should be all!

Hope it Helps!


Leslie McKerchie

Hi Tony!

Looks like Jim is taking care of you here and I just wanted to pop in and share our documentation as well.

You may see this error message in any of the following scenarios:

"A video cannot be inserted from this embed code. Verify that the embed code is correct and then try again."

*  You're trying to add a YouTube video to your course.

*  Your embed code doesn't have width and height values.

*  Your embed code is malformed.

See this article for more information and solutions.

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