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DocuTube
Stop leaving your document to watch a video. DocuTube finds YouTube videos already linked in your document and displays them in a sidebar or popup player.
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DocuTube is a utility Add-On for displaying YouTube videos linked in the document. When you launch the Add On, it checks the document for existing links and then displays those videos embedded in a sidebar or popup player. Videos are added to the screen in the order they appear in the document.

**NOTE** - This Add On is not for searching YouTube. Users need to manually add links to YouTube videos to the document.

NEW! 

v0.7.1 DocuTube is now limited to the current document only. Permissions details are now posted at https://ohheybrian.com/privacy/docutube.html

Changelog
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v0.7 Select videos from the documents or comments. Toggle between each using the source select links in the popup and sidebar window.

v0.6 You can now watch videos in a sidebar rather than a popup. This allows you to work on your document while the video is playing.

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See the addon in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIS4n7ivfBI

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.**
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A User of DocuTube
January 6, 2018
it never worked
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A user of DocuTube
July 15, 2019
have Brian Bennett walk you through it
A user of DocuTube
January 16, 2019
yes this helps alot
A user of DocuTube
December 5, 2018
thank you
A user of DocuTube
January 10, 2018
What's not working for you? Do you have videos included in the document already?
A User of DocuTube
October 15, 2017
doesnt work
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A User of DocuTube
September 26, 2017
Does not work. UI really unclear. The sidebar opens "loading your videos" (where exactly from??) and there are no actual options to choose from. All I wanted is to embed a video from a public Youtube link...
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A user of DocuTube
January 6, 2018
i agree
A user of DocuTube
October 3, 2017
This displays videos that are already linked in the document - it isn't for finding and adding a video. Do you have a link present already?
A User of DocuTube
September 16, 2017
This is exactly what the doctor ordered. PERFEK!!!
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A user of DocuTube
January 25, 2019
Yeah...
A User of DocuTube
July 28, 2017
Thanks for the add-on!
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A user of DocuTube
July 20, 2017
This is a great idea. I've added it to my list for the next update. Regarding the timestamp playback, I'm using a pretty brute-force approach to getting the videos to load. One thing I'd like to do is refine how I load the videos which would allow me to then playback using the timestamp. It's on the list of things to implement as well. Thanks for using!
A User of DocuTube
July 26, 2017
Does exactly what I need it to do. Thanks!
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A User of DocuTube
May 31, 2017
Useless. You can't work on doc and have a small video in the corner. It takes up the whole screen. You should be able to shrink the screen so you can continue working on doc. Useless.
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A user of DocuTube
June 24, 2017
Thanks for the suggestion Ryan. I've added this feature to the Addon. You can now choose between a popup player (large videos) and a sidebar view (smaller videos). I hope it's helpful!
A User of DocuTube
May 31, 2017
Not working
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A user of DocuTube
November 12, 2018
thank you
A user of DocuTube
June 24, 2017
Can you be more specific about what isn't working?
A User of DocuTube
May 28, 2017
Pretty neat! Not the best, but definitely very useful since nothing else is better right now or even comes close. My only suggestion is allow it to play in a smaller or resizable window. A side player, if you will, so you can edit docs while still watching.
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A user of DocuTube
June 24, 2017
Thanks for the suggestion Mikey. I've added this feature to the Addon. You can now choose between a popup player (large videos) and a sidebar view (smaller videos). I hope it's helpful!
Brian Bennett
June 24, 2017
Thanks for the suggestion Mikey. I've added this feature to the Addon. You can now choose between a popup player (large videos) and a sidebar view (smaller videos). I hope it's helpful!
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