Please try to change the default browser of your machine to Firefox or Internet Explorer and then check.
I think it could be browser specific thing unless I am missing something.
I don't think it's as simple as that. There are only a couple streaming formats supported in InDesign.
Petteri found a way, but he had to create a SWF out of Flash Professional to provide a container for the streaming:
"I have placed an empty container into my InDesign file, container has been made in Flash and exported as SWF from there, the only purpose of it is connect to youTube server and stream a particular video from there."
There are also applications which claim to be able to save a You Tube stream into a movie format but I've never tried them out.
Thanks , I am not sure may be I misunderstood the issue as she didn't say anything about streaming the Video.
As per OP ,I want is a picture that when clicked will go to a YouTube video , I thought it is a button to get to the Youtube website in the browser not as live streaming.
Thanks for correcting me.
She wasn't exactly clear. She'll have to clarify.
This is a known issue with ID having trouble converting some URLs to Hyperlinks. There are many discussions in this forum about it and there’s even a script to fix it. What you can do is: open the Hyperlinks panel, highlight the hyperlink. In the URL screen correct the address (ID has probably changed the ? and the = to something else) and then press enter. Double click the Hyperlink and make sure it matches the actual URL. Now export to PDF interactive and give it a try.
Well, we now have three interpretations of what the poster wanted. You think that it's a hyperlink, Manish thinks its a button. I thought the poster was trying to create a frame and place a streaming video into the frame. I think we'll have to wait for her to return to give a fuller explanation.
That's right. I tried to duplicate what the OP described and without modifying the URL I got exactly the same message. When I corrected the URL as mentioned in my post above, I just had to click on the picture in the PDF and it took me to the youtube video.
I wish I could replicate your results.
How exactly did you insert the hyperlink into InDesign? What hyperlink is it?
This is what I did with no problems:
I went to a YouTube video and copied the URL from the link area in Chrome (or Safari).
I switched to my InDesign document, selected an object, opened the Hyperlinks panel, pasted the URL into the little field in the Hyperlinks panel, a new hyperlink appeared, I deselected the object. All the ? and = signs stayed in the link.
I also pasted the URL as text into an InDesign text frame. I used the Hyperlinks panel menu command to convert all URLs into hyperlinks. All the ? and = signs stayed in the link.
I also pasted the URL as text into an InDesign text frame, but did not use the hyperlinks panel. All the ? and = signs stayed in the link.
I exported the file and opened it in Acrobat. I clicked the first hyperlink. The video opened in my default (Chrome) browser.
I clicked the second hyperlink. The video opened in my default (Chrome) browser.
I clicked the third URL. Acrobat had added a hyperlink to the URL. The video opened in my default (Chrome) browser.
If you're doing somethintg else, I'd love to know what it is. Or what is this strange link that doesn't work.
I placed a photo. Right click on it and chose Interactive/New Hyperlink. Copied the youtube URL to Destination/URL. and export it. I got the same message the OP got. Then I corrected the URL, export it and no problem. My idea was to duplicate what the OP had experienced. So now, thanks to your input, he has a few more options to successfully link a youtube video in ID.
Ahhhh, the infamous Destination URL.
Once I found the field in the Hyperlinks panel I stopped using it.
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So pardon the brevi
It may be working now because Google has been switching its YouTube service from using Flash to using HTML. Flash was the problem that kept it from working in the past.
This is THE solution. Thanks a lot!!!!
I have this same issue still to this day. If there is anything I can do to fix it, I would appreciate any help!
What is your goal?