You can embed a YouTube video into a PowerPoint presentation. For example, your company may have videos on YouTube that you would like to show.
Update: See my comment for a more current procedure because both PowerPoint and YouTube have changed since I wrote this blog post.
If you’re sure that you’ll have a live Internet connection when you present, you can use this method.
- Display the YouTube movie at YouTube.com.
- From the URL text box, copy the URL to the clipboard.
- Choose View> Toolbars> Control Toolbox. (In PowerPoint 2007, go to Developer tab> Controls group. If you don’t see the Developer tab, click the Office button> PowerPoint Options. In the Popular category, check the Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon check box.)
- Click the Hammer button (More Controls).
- Choose Shockwave Flash Object from the menu. (In PowerPoint 2007, click OK.)
- Drag a box across the screen to get the desired size and location. Don’t cover the entire slide.
- Right click the box and choose Properties.
- In the Properties window, click the Movie item.
- Paste the YouTube URL that you copied.
- In the URL, delete the text watch?.
- In the URL, replace the = (equal) sign with a / (forward slash). You’ll end up with a URL that looks like http://www.youtube.com/v/0onkpWsGc4A.
- Set the Loop value to False unless you want the movie to repeat over and over.
- Set the Playing value to False to allow you to click when you want the movie to start, rather than automatically when you display the PowerPoint slide.
- Close the Properties window using its close box.
- Choose Slide Show view to see the movie. Click the Play button to start the movie.
Note: On repeated playing, the movie sometimes starts itself or plays at a quick speed. Just click the Pause button, drag the slider to the left, and click Play.
Once you embed the YouTube video in your PowerPoint presentation, just make sure that your Internet connection is live and you’re set to go!
thanks for the tip, it worked like a charm.
Is there a method to make a video in powerpoint work when there is not internet connection?
Yes, you can find a good tutorial here:
It’s more complicated.
This does not work. I tried it on PowerPoint 2013 and 2016. Both failed. The directions do not match what is available on the PowerPoint menus. To further complicate matters, You Tube has a different set of directions. They didn’t work either.
This blog post was written in 2009 and the instructions have changed. I just put a YouTube video in PowerPoint 365 with these steps: I used the Title & Content layout and clicked the Insert Video icon. I went to YouTube, found the video I wanted, and clicked Share. Under Share a Link, I chose the Embed option, which gave me iframe code. I deselected some of the options below (for example, “Show suggested videos when the video finishes”). I copied the code to the Windows Clipboard. In PowerPoint I had the Insert Video window open (after clicking the Insert… Read more »