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#SharePoint You Tube web part now up on #codeplex #SP2010 #ps2010 #projectserver #MSProject

Although I don’t get to develop as much as I would like, I do occasionally spot a need and create a web part or two.

In this case my marketing department wants to put videos that are on our company You Tube channel on to our website.

Now to the techies of the world you may be thinking.  This is easy, Content Editor Web Part, copy and paste the embed code and done.  However, if the web site is being maintained by non-technical people, things can get into a muddle pretty quickly.

As a result of this I started to look at the You Tube iFrame Embed API and found all sorts of interesting options.  So this web part provides access to most of the features found in the API.  The most interesting of which is the playlist option with a comma separated list of Video ID’s.

Take a look at the video below:

SharePoint You Tube Web Part


Hopefully other people will find it useful also.


Title: SharePoint You Tube Web Part

Versions Supported: SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010

Type: Farm Solution (Hoping to make it a sandbox solution, but was having issues…)

URL: http://spyoutube.codeplex.com

Have fun!

  1. zee
    October 19, 2011 at 11:52

    Nice post!

    • October 19, 2011 at 18:35

      Thanks a lot. If you try out the web part, let me know how it goes.



  2. March 9, 2012 at 16:30

    Hello Mr. Hamson,

    I’ve watched your video demonstration and I thing that this Web Part is really cool.
    Unfortunately i use Office 365 – SP 2010, and I tried your solution, even though I knew that I would be needing a sandboxed solution.
    Is there a chance that you could create that solution ?

    The only thing I managed to do, was to add twitter and facebook boxes, using the Content Editor Web Part.
    Because of that, now I know how to import and export web parts. 😀

    • March 12, 2012 at 11:00

      Hi Alexandru,

      Unfortunately I would not be able to create a Sandbox Solution since it would require access to systems external to the SharePoint farm and that would be blocked by the Sandbox Solution architecture within SharePoint 2010 / Office 365.

      There is a chance you could create a version in a content editor web part along with the client side object model (to get the sharepoint username) and iFRAME however that would assume that you have your Office 365 and local domains connected and the SharePoint username is the same.

      Kind Regards


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