Dragging Youtube video into research folder

Maybe I’m jumping the gun a little here – in assuming has capabilities that are coming later – but when I drag a YouTube video (ie a YouTube webpage) into the research folder, I thought I might be able to access it from there in order to transcribe what is being said using media controls. I have seen a video of this on the Mac version. However, when I do attempt this Scrivener just crashes. BTW, I’m using Windows 7 pro 64bit.
On a general point, props to you people for the good work you are doing. Scrivener windows is getting really useful now. Thank you. :slight_smile:

I’ve had this happen–video in research folder causing a crash–on the linux 64 bit, although I’ve done it on the 32 bit one. However, I downloaded the video to my hard drive first. I don’t know if it’ll make a difference for you or not. (There are various ways to do it. It’s kind of a gray area, though.)

Are you trying to drag it directly from youtube or are you dragging the file which has already been downloaded to your computer?

I’ve dragged .FLVs and MP4s (both youtube formats) into Scrivener without issues, but video was already in my hard drive.

I use YTD-- a free video downloader youtubedownloadersite.com

Try downloading the file to-- for instance-- your desktop, THEN dragging into Scrivener .
To play, right click on the file and select OPEN IN EXTERNAL EDITOR (for me, that’s FLVPLAYER4FREE)

Marta and Garpu
That’s brilliant… thank you for your help. Problem solved. :slight_smile: