Video Gallery (YouTube) Component

Embed a YouTube playlist as a grid of playable videos.

This feature works comparably in both the Classic and Flex UI versions of the UBCMS. In the future, screenshots and language will be updated to reflect Flex UI.

On this page:

  • Videos must have captions.

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Last reviewed: September 22, 2021

Copyright Concerns

YouTube aggressively removes videos that do not clearly meet copyright restrictions. Suspect videos may vanish without warning. If you produce YouTube videos, be sure to follow their copyright guidelines. > read more about YouTube copyright


Videos can be displayed as a gallery using this component, or singly, using the Video Component. The Video Gallery Component will display a previously created YouTube video playlist. The Video Gallery Component does not allow you to create your own YouTube playlist. A playlist must be created in YouTube and imported into the gallery.

Be careful of copyright -- YouTube aggressively removes videos that do not clearly meet copyright restrictions.

Using This Component

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This component has only one tab.

Playlist: Create or find an appropriate playlist on YouTube.

Copy the playlist's ID (16 letters and numbers, such as A2D72B463B04A430) or a YouTube generated URL that contains the playlist ID and paste it into the component box.

Limit: Optional limit of how many videos to display. Displays specified number from the start of the playlist.

Technical Restrictions

  1. The Video Gallery Component will only display a YouTube playlist. Entering the ID or URL of a YouTube video, instead of a playlist, will result in a blank component.
  2. Visitor's browsers must have an up-to-date version of Adobe Flash Player installed to play YouTube videos.
  3. Restrictions placed on YouTube videos apply. For example, if a video is restricted to only play on certain sites, or in certain countries, the visitor may see a picture of the video, but the video will not play.

Accessibility Concerns

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