VBA User Forms videos | Excel VBA Forms Pt 16 - Playing YouTube Videos

Posted by Andrew Gould on 04 April 2016

Playing videos in a VBA user form is perhaps a little frivolous but it makes for a fun video! You'll learn how to add extra controls to the toolbox, how to use the Shockwave Flash Object and a little about how to use VBA's string functions to manipulate YouTube's video URLs.

You can download any files that you need to follow the video here.

You can increase the size of the video:

Full screen mode for YouTube

You can view the video in full screen mode as shown on the left, using the icon at the bottom right of the frame.

You can also increase the quality of the video:

Changing resolution

You can improve the resolution of the video using another icon at the bottom right of the frame. This will slow down the connection speed, but increase the display and sound quality. This icon only becomes visible when you start playing the video.

Finally, if nothing happens when you play the video, check that you're not using IE in compatibility view.

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07 Feb 20 at 13:57

Hi Andrew

It seems that the video " Playing Youtube Videos " is not complete. There is not the multipage. 
Also when I try to add the ShockWave Flash Object it appeared an error " Access Denied" .

13 Feb 20 at 08:53

Hi JD,

It seems that you're correct. I'm not entirely certain of the cause although I suspect it's due to some older controls related to the Shockwave Flash Player becoming obsolete.  You can download a file with the multipage control from the previous video although I don't think that it will help with the Flash Player unfortunately!