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How to Add YouTube Videos to "My Media" in MediaSpace

Interested in adding a YouTube video to your Kaltura media repository? Here's how.

Kaltura allows users to add YouTube videos to their "My Media." While this doesn't actually upload the video, it does allow you to keep the video in your library, so to speak.

What to Know About Adding YouTube Videos to "My Media"

  • No Kaltura machine captions are added. Because there/s no actual file added to "My Media," machine captions will not be requested for the YouTube video. You can, however, utilize whatever captions are available on YouTube.
  • You can edit the title and description. Though Kaltura will paste what's in YouTube by default, you can change it.
  • You can't make cuts. You aren't able to use the editor to make any edits to the video.
  • You can't download the video, or enable downloads.
  • In-video quizzes are possible. Interestingly, you can add in-video quiz questions to YouTube entries.


Here's how to get a YouTube video into your Kaltura media repository ("My Media").

  1. Go to YouTube, find your video, and copy its URL.
  2. If you're not already logged into MediaSpace, go to, click "Guest" at the top right of the screen and select "Login." Enter your active directory credentials. The screen will refresh and "Guest" at the top of the screen will be replaced with your name.
  3. Click "Add New" at the top of the screen, and select "YouTube."
  4. On the subsequent page, paste in the URL of the YouTube video you want to add.
  5. Click "Preview." Wait for the narrow progress bar at the top of the screen to finish its animation. (It might be difficult to spot.) Video details should populate below.
  6. Edit any of the information that has auto-populated the page (such as name, description, and tags).
  7. Click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

Now the video is in your "My Media."