A way to check whether or not a YouTube-video can be embedded
If you want to find out if a YouTube-video (that you don't own) can be embedded in an iframe, you should not rely on what you see on your hard disk, because something like <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO-ID"></iframe>
may not work locally (message: 'video not available') while working fine on the internet. Putting https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO-ID
directly in the address bar may also give you incorrect information as to the 'embeddability' of the video. The only sure way to know whether or not a YouTube-video can be embedded in an iframe is to see what happens if you put <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO-ID"></iframe>
online. If the video plays, everything is okay. If it refuses to play, that means that the video can't be embedded.
But this is a time-consuming procedure, so I made a page (this one) that puts <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO-ID"></iframe>
online for you. The only thing you have to do is to paste the ID of any YouTube-video in the input field under the empty iframe below and then click on 'Check'. You'll instantly know whether or not the video is available for embedding.
Replace this text with a YouTube-ID, for instance: 3tMwW1cwF5g, then hit 'Check'
Arie Molendijk, mesdomaines.nu