YouTube Embed Code Not Working

Apr 13, 2015

I am trying to embed a 6 minutes YouTube video however this error message is coming up: A video cannot be inserted from this embed code. Verify that the embed code is correct and try again.

The embed code is: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And I do through Insert Video from Website.

Any suggestions on why this may be occurring would be appreciated.

Thank you

14 Replies
Angela Cisternino

Thank you both for your reply.

Wendy, I saved my file on my local drive however the error was still occuring when I went to embed the video via insert video from website.

Leslie, I inserted a Web Object and opted to display in slide, but when I publish this to Tempshare to test, it is just a white screen. Do I have to opt to view in browser? Not ideal.

Thank you


Wendy Farmer

Hi Angela - sorry it's not working for you. Just a couple of thoughts

I would try testing another youtube video to test the embed functionality. Also I've been reading on the web and some people have tried removing the http: or https: at the front of the url and reinserting it...and that worked for them.

There was also an article about an issue with a version of ppt and not being able to view embed code of a Youtube video - giving the same error message you were getting in SL.  You aren't by any chance importing a ppt slide with the video on it?

Angela Cisternino

Thanks Wendy, I have tried all of those things and I am still getting the same error message - seems a bit strange.

Also, I am copying the embed code directly from YouTube.

I have asked a colleague to see if they can embed the video in my file. So will see how that goes. I will also test this in another one of my SL2 projects.

Thank you

Michael Hinze
Adena Wilson

Hi Ashley. Would  you be able to reinsert the link you referenced about the API issues? Right now it points to the same link on inserting web objects. I am having the same issue as discussed in this thread. Neither the embed code nor the web oject are working. 



Can you share the embed code or URL of the video that's not working?

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