How can I embed a YouTube video in OneNote?

  • why would you want to?
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 7:41

2 Answers 2


6 Years later and it is possible for ONENOTE 2016!

Insert online videos into OneNote 2016 for Windows

To add a video in OneNote, do the following:

Copy the video link from your video source.

On the page where you'd like to add the video, click Insert > Online Video.

Screenshot of how to insert an embedded video into OneNote 2016.

Paste the link into the Video address field, and click OK.

  • Does this embed and store the video content offline or references it and has to stream from the net when online?
    – Alex S
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 4:04

If you want to embed video for playback in the note itself, I don't believe that is possible, or I haven't figured out a way to do it.

I know if you add Windows media type files, OneNote will use an internal player for playback, but it opens the video in its own window. (It would be nice if you could add notes to the video at specific times/frames.)

The best I've done for YouTube is downloading the video and then dropping the .flv file in as a link. OneNote will use an external player when you click for the video. There are browser extensions that allow you to grab the video from a specific YouTube page. This does have the advantage of keeping the video for as long as you keep the note files.

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