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!