We have a need to verify content on our site using Selenium IDE; specifically for this question Youtube video served up in an iframe:

{<iframe width="506" height="315" frameborder="0" class="player" id="player" allowfullscreen="1" title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9l1WYPhs0cc?wmode=opaque&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https%3A%2F%2Fxxx.com"></iframe>}

(origin xed out...)

I have tried to use Selenium to click on the video - no result, and running through a list I knew a video was not available - it went right through it, so that doesn't work for verification. I settled down to a storeEval statement and attempted to do the getElementById javascript statement, but that really can't find the element that is loaded by the iframe.

Anybody had to verify Youtube content?

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In my browser, the YouTube iframe embeds a Flash player. Ordinarily, Selenium can't talk to embedded components, but this article talks about using the FlashSelenium component to talk to Flash.

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