Is this an oversite? CaptnRobLee or G+ people: Hangouts can't show an Unlisted videos... Why I can't Haz Unlisted Videos?
Jun 9, 2012 12:58 PM
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When using a Google+ Hangout to show and discuss a video from YouTube we have a couple of ways to get that started... 1) from the YT Share button, then press 'Hangout' or 2) from within the G+ Hangout window choosing the YouTube Hangout App. That is truly Great Except...
Neither seems to work with an unlisted video (or a private video). Pehaps this was an oversight. Or maybe a bug, or maybe this is a New Idea that no-one considered before...
If I make a confidential video, a comp video, or a sample/rough/demo of an idea and I want to show it to my clients... Hangouts seems like a fantastic way to do so. We can all visually connect and discuss what we see in the video. BUT it only works with searchable/public videos... BUT my concept video or my sample video may be sensitive in nature and I don't want the 'Public' to see it.
Can we make it so that an Unlisted video is viewable in a Hangout?
Sharing the 'unlisted' link via the chat window is an option, but who can trust the 'client' to not accidentally ;-) - share that link with others and off it goes!
I'm open for other work-arounds (i.e. I play the video and we all watch, either me on my screen, or as another 'account' hangout member) But better yet would be the ability to view private or unlisted videos I have uploaded inside a hangout.