How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2010

Three Methods:Using the Insert Video FeatureEditing Properties Under the Developer’s TabTroubleshooting

Adding YouTube videos to PowerPoint 2010 allows you to conduct presentations seamlessly without having to toggle between your Internet browser and PowerPoint. YouTube videos can be embedded in any PowerPoint 2010 presentation using either the “insert video” feature, or by adding the video’s URL to Properties under the Developer’s tab.

Method 1
Using the Insert Video Feature

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    Open the PowerPoint presentation in which you want the YouTube video inserted.
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    Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the YouTube video you want embedded into your presentation.
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    Click on “Share” directly below the YouTube video, then click on “Embed. The video’s iframe code will display on-screen.
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    Right-click on the video’s iframe code, then select “Copy.
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    Click back over to your PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide on which you want the YouTube video inserted.
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    Click on the “Insert” tab, then click on “Video.
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    Select “Video from Web Site. This will open the “Insert Video” dialog box.
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    Right-click in the text field inside the dialog box, then select “Paste.
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    Click on “Insert. The YouTube video will now be embedded into your PowerPoint presentation.[1]

Method 2
Editing Properties Under the Developer’s Tab

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    Navigate to the slide in the PowerPoint presentation on which you want the YouTube video inserted.
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    Click on the “Developer” tab, then click on the “More Options” button in the Control section. This will open the “More Controls” dialog box.
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    Select “Shockwave Flash Object,” then click on “OK. A resizable box will display on the PowerPoint slide that can be resized specifically to fit the YouTube video as desired.
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    Click on the resizable box, then drag to specify where you want the video inserted on the slide.
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    Right-click inside the resizable box, then select “Properties. This will open the Shockwave Flash properties menu.
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    Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the YouTube video you want embedded in your presentation.
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    Right-click on the video’s URL in the address bar and select “Copy.
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    Click back over to PowerPoint and paste the video’s URL into the text field next to “Movie.
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    Delete “watch?v=” from the YouTube URL in the Movie field and replace this value with “v/. This will allow the YouTube video to play from directly within your presentation.
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    Close the Properties window, then click on the “Slide Show” tab.
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    Select “Play from Current Slide. When you click on that particular slide during your PowerPoint presentation, the YouTube video will automatically begin playing.[2]

Method 3
Troubleshooting

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    Install the latest Microsoft Office updates for PowerPoint 2010 if “Video from Web Site” is not listed in the “Video” dropdown menu as noted in Method One of this article. This step will also resolve the following error message when trying to embed a YouTube video: “PowerPoint cannot insert a video from this embed code. Verify that the embed code is correct, and then try again.”[3]
    • Navigate to Microsoft’s website at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2837579 and select the option to download the latest PowerPoint 2010 update. Alternately, use the Windows Update feature to install the latest Office updates.
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    Try installing Adobe Shockwave Player if the “Video from Web Site” option under the “Video” dropdown menu is grayed out or disabled. This program is required to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2010.[4]
    • Navigate to Adobe’s website at https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/, click on “Download Now,” and follow the on-screen instructions to install Adobe Shockwave Player to your computer.

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