DocuTube for Google Docs

DocuTube is a utility addon which finds YouTube links in the document and adds them to a popup window right in the doc when run.

Try the addon now

Google Docs do not allow you to embed videos. Rather than jumping in and out of your document each time you click a video link, DocuTube automatically creates an embedded YouTube video in a popup using the links already in the document.

It reads any type of YouTube link including links in images.

Note that Google Drawings are not supported at this point due to limitations in Google's code.

Demo

Problems?

If you run into strange errors or weird issues, leave a comment on this page. I've tested as much as I can on a variety of documents, but something is sure to slip through. I'll reply here with fixes, so be sure to subscribe.

License

Everything I do is as is and licensed under The MIT License

Copyright 2017 - Brian Bennett

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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9 thoughts on “DocuTube

  1. Alan Levine says:

    Very cool, Brian! You’d think google might be able to embed their own damn product, but until then…

    No torts here, just toots of thanks.

  2. Tom Rickards says:

    When I go to this Add On, I get a box that pops up and a prompt that says “Loading your videos” but then it is a blank box and I can’t see to add any youtube videos or links

    • Brian Bennett says:

      The add-on grabs videos already linked in the document. So, if there aren’t any videos, it won’t show anything. Does your document have a YouTube video linked somewhere?

  3. Lisa Olsen says:

    Two of my videos load and then the other 2 show up as black boxes with no video. Is there a limit to how many videos can be in your document?

  4. Cathie Gillner says:

    Hello our Google Admin for our school district is unable to add the addon under the Admin Console. She has tried repeatedly and it keeps sending her on a continual loop.

    Thanks

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