Uploading YouTube videos/urls into Cisco Show and Share

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Apr 15th, 2010
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We've just purchased the DMM 5.2 and the Show and Share appliance to host internal company videos but there are some YouTube videos out there that we want to pull into our Show and Share system as well. How can we do this? I've tried every possible combination of youtube url and embedded url that is out there, at least nothing that I've tried has worked thus far. I'm able to pull in other internal URLs of different videos (wmv format) without any trouble. Is this an issue with YouTube or perhaps with flv formatted video that YouTube uses (which should work according to the manual).


I know this is a new product, but is there anyone that can help?


Thank you in advance,

Chris

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Tomas De Leon Fri, 04/16/2010 - 11:15
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Chris,


The YouTube videos are typically Flash content.


The key here is that you need to download the Flash content

yourself and then Upload to the Show and Share.


Use the DIRECT URL of the Flash Content on YouTube to download

the FLV to you Personal device.  After file successfully download, simply

upload the file to Show and Share.



For example:



Cisco Show and Share Flash Demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzquCVvS0qQ


* this link is the actual Dashboard URL not the video link




http://v4.lscache8.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?ip=0.0.0.0&sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor%2Coc%3AU0dWRlRRVF9FSkNNNl9MS1hB&fexp=904405%2C901902&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=34&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&expire=1271466000&key=yt1&signature=1E65C92607546EA03DE0D1082884574D3F58AD0F.93FF9FDB00B10B44BBB52F31AADF3EB50FCEB7CC&factor=1.25&id=673aae095bd2d2a4&



* Actual URL of Video Content



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FOR THOSE THAT ARE USING OSX & SAFARI:
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If you need to download FLASH Content for TESTING in your DMS Solution, You
can download Flash Videos from YouTube.

Note: The Video Quality is NOT HD or even SD...  it is ID (Internet Definition) 
      Also, the downloaded file will be a .flv Flash File.

1. Open a Video on YouTube, Google Video etc.

2. Press "Alt+Cmd(Apple-Key)+A" - A window opens named "Activity".

3. Select the ".flv" file (looking on filesize helps) and press "Cmd(Apple-Key)+C" to copy. 
   Paste with "Cmd(Apple-Key)+V" the URL to your Adress Bar and press Enter.

4. If you need a different video format such as MPEG, WMV, or SWF; you will need to convert 
   the downloaded ".flv" file with VisualHub or VLC



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Thank You! 

T.








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