I'd like to embed a Youtube tutorial video inside a CDF. I'm guessing this is not possible as my search for how to do this has been in vain. I'm imagining an embedded Youtube video like one sees on a blog.

  • $\begingroup$ But you can embed a CDF and a YouTube video in a webpage. $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Delfino Nov 29 '12 at 12:28
  • $\begingroup$ I know I can do that but that's not what I want. I want to embed helper videos and explanations within a notebook. $\endgroup$ – sykh Nov 29 '12 at 17:56

It is not possible. Embedding a youtube video requires embedding some html into your webpage. CDFs are not constructed with html.

  • $\begingroup$ I know they aren't constructed with HTML but in the same way a web browser can render HTML it seems that Wolfram could allow an HTML cell that would allow this. I hope it will become a feature in the future. I was hoping there would be some other way of viewing a video from within a notebook. $\endgroup$ – sykh Nov 29 '12 at 5:48

you can call a youtube video from within a notebook if you can access wi-fi where you're showing the notebook. here's an example:


if you don't have wi-fi where you use the computer, you can download and save a youtube file on your computer and then just double-click on it it to run the video. see



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