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HTML HTML Video and Audio Media Basics The Source Element

Video not working

<video src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZjyk4fak2s" controls /> This is my video tag. But when I preview the video does not come up! Please help and explain why it is not working

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! As I understand it, YouTube does not support the playback of videos in this manner. To show the video you need to create an IFrame and have it play back the video with the code gotten from the video on YouTube. To do this, right-click the video in question and then copy the "embed code".

This should work for you:

 <iframe width="600" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SZjyk4fak2s" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hope this helps! :sparkles: