Are there many videos you want to whitelist? Would it be possible to download them and host them somewhere else that you have more control of? I also wonder if Cisco Umbrella or similar might help accomplish this.
Well, sure they can be downloaded. That's not really what I am after with this discussion. Yes, CWS, Umbrella, and anything that does https inspection would do this just fine. I guess the reason I started a new discussion is because I can allow youtube just fine and dandy by policy (even though is still matches a blocked category). I am wondering why I can't do the same for a specific video URL. If https inspection isn't a requirement for my Allow youtube policy (see picture above) to work, why is it a hurdle when I try to get granular (specific video URLs)?