Embed a YouTube video in a custom player.
Last reviewed: June 11, 2021
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.
State and federal rules require all videos to be ADA compliant, with meaningful captions. > read more on accessible videos
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
As an alternative to YouTube, consider UB's Panopto video recording software.
> embedding Panopto
Videos can be displayed singly, using this component, or as a gallery using the Video Gallery component. They can also be given descriptions. The Video Player settings include options for Auto Play, Full Screen Mode, Including Related Videos, Looping, HD Quality, Video Annotations and Pop-up display.
Add the component to the page. There is only one tab.
This component only works for YouTube videos.
YouTube Video Link: Identify your video in one of these three ways:
Alt text - Your video is automatically given a thumbnail image with the play button.
Play in Popup - Not recommended (can be distracting).
Video Player Options - Select any additional features:
Start At - Set an optional starting point partway into the video (e.g. "30s", "20m30s", "3h20m30s").
YouTube is cracking down on copyrighted materials and is removing videos and even shutting down channels that use music (or other assets) without clear authorization from the copyright owner.
This is affecting virtually all videos on YouTube. Many UB channels and videos, including the most highly trafficked, are at risk. Channel owners can dispute claims if they believe copyright infringement claims are invalid.
It is important that all UB communicators who use YouTube videos take immediate action and in future act with care to avoid losing their channel or having their videos blocked by copyright owners.