Import Videos from YouTube™

Ensemble Content administrators can import videos from YouTube™ into their Ensemble Video library to to publish content to an Ensemble Video playlist. This is useful if content administrators want to mix their own content and YouTube™ content in Ensemble Video playlists, portals, and publishing methods.

Configuring the YouTube Integration

To begin, click Administration > Library YouTube™ in the navigation pane. The Client ID, Client Secret, and API Key fields are generated by the Google API Manager.

Ensemble Blank Form

If the Client ID and Client Secret Fields are blank, the YouTube™ feed has not been configured. Click the Google Developers Console link to visit to the Google API Manager.

Google Dev Console Button

When prompted, log in to Google using the account associated with the desired YouTube™ account. If you have not created a YouTube account, you should create one now.

Youtube Google Sign In

In the Google API Manager, browse to Select a project >

Google Create Project

The Select Project menu will appear, click on Create project. 

Google Create Project Step 2

Enter a Project name for your YouTube™ Import.  If you do not have an organization, click Create. If you have an organization, you can associate your new Project with an organization and click Create.


Next, click Enable API from the Dashboard:

Google Enable API

Browse to the API Library, then enable the Google+ API and YouTube™ Data API by clicking the option on the API list. If it is not shown, search for Google+ API and YouTube™ API in the search box:


Click the Enable button from the YouTube Data API v3 screen:

Youtube Enable

Next, open the Credentials window, click Create credentials, and choose OAuth client ID:


Click the Configure consent screen button:

Google Configure Consent

Enter the required Credentials and then click Save.


Then, enter your Redirect URI, found in the Ensemble YouTube™ Credentials page that you visited in step 1. When all fields are complete, click Create:

Google Create Client ID

You will be presented with a client ID and client secret. Copy these values into Ensemble's YouTube™ Credentials fields:

Ensemble Client ID Client Secret

Click OK in the OAuth client panel and then click on the Create credentials button, then click the API key option.

Google API Key Menu

Copy this value into Ensemble's YouTube API key field and click the Update button:

Google API Key


Ensemble Update Youtube

Your Ensemble library now is now configured to import YouTube content into your Ensemble Video Media Library.


Import Videos from YouTube™

To begin, click the + Add button >  Youtube™ in your Media Library.

Add YouTube Video Button

Enter the YouTube™ URL in the text field, then click +Add:

Enter YouTube URL

Ensemble Video will import the metadata from Youtube™, you can edit the metadata and click Continue when finished.

Edit Metadata

In the Publish tab, choose the publishing options for your imported Youtube™ video. When you are finished, click Publish.

Publish Playlist

Congrats! You imported a YouTube™ video into Ensemble Video. You can now mix your content with YouTube™ content in Ensemble Video playlists, portals and other publishing methods.

YouTube Video Added to Media Library

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