How to upload YouTube videos into Nikkei Album

Nikkei Album only supports videos from the YouTube video sharing Web site (

If you wish to add a video file (.mp4, .ogg, or .webm) from your computer (not from YouTube), please use the “Upload a file” box of the editing page.

Only use videos that you own the rights to, or have secured permission for use on Discover Nikkei.

How to Add a YouTube Video

  • First upload your video to YouTube. For help on how to upload a video to YouTube, please visit their help center (
  • Once a video is uploaded, YouTube generates an “embed” code. Click on the “Embed” button get the code for your video. Copy the embed code.
  • In Nikkei Album, paste the embed code in the “Embed a YouTube video” box.

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