3 Best Ideas to Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint

One of the simple ways to enhance a powerpoint presentation is to add a video from youtube. Embed youtube video in powerpoint is to make an attractive and meaningful presentation. To enhance powerpoint presentation effectiveness, you add videos from different sources. There are different ways to add video in powerpoint. In this tutorial, I’m going to guide how to embed video in powerpoint. Here are the ways to insert a YouTube video into a PowerPoint presentation.

1. Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint as an online video

From the 2010 version, powerpoint includes a built-in tool to insert Youtube video into a slide. Here are the steps on how to use it:

  • Go to Youtube and search your best youtube video that you want to add in the powerpoint presentation slide.
  • Copy the powerpoint video link.
  • Open powerpoint presentation.
  • Go to Insert
  • Video
  • Online video
  • Paste the copied link
  • Click on Insert.

The main disadvantage of this method, needed to the internet to add youtube video and playback. Cannot be done in PowerPoint 2007.

1.1 How to Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2016?

  • Go to Youtube,  copy the URL of the video which you want to add,
  • Go to powerpoint slide where you want to add the video,
  • Go to Insert tab,
  • Choose Video,
  • Click on Online Video,
  • Paste the copied youtube URL in the address bar,
  • Click  Enter

1.2 How to Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2013?

  • Go to Youtube, copy the URL of the video which you want to add,
  • Go to powerpoint slide where you want to add the video,
  • Go to Insert tab,
  • Choose Video,
  • Click on Online Video,
  • Paste the copied youtube URL in the address bar,
  • Select the video thumbnail that appears and click enter.

1.3 How to Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2010?

  • Go to Youtube, copy the URL of the video which you want to add,
  • Go to powerpoint slide where you want to add the video,
  • Go to Insert tab,
  • Choose Video,
  • Click on Online Video,
  • Paste the copied youtube URL in the address bar,
  • Select the video thumbnail that appears and click enter.

1.4 How to Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2007?

  • Open PowerPoint presentation and go to the Microsoft Office button on the left top corner,
  • Select PowerPoint Options,
  • In the popular category, ensure that the Show Developer Tab selected and click OK,
  • Go to Developer Tab and choose More Control,
  • Select Shockwave ActiveX control and click OK,
  • Click and drag to draw a rectangle on the slide to hold the youtube video,
  • Go to Youtube and copy the video URL,
  • Go to the slide with ActiveX object,
  • Right-click on ActiveX object and click on properties,
  • Scroll down to the movie field and insert the copied URL.

2. Embed YouTube Video in Powerpoint or Web video in Powerpoint through Add-inn.

  • Before using add-ins, go to the youtube video and copy the video link,
  • Go to insert,
  • Get Add-ins,
  • In-Office Add-ins, go to Store and search for Web Video Player,
  • Add Web Video  Player,
  • Paste the copied YouTube/Vimeo video link in Web Video Player.

The main disadvantage of this method, needed to the internet to add youtube video and playback.

3.Embed YouTube Video in Powerpoint through Screen Capture Method

The above methods require presentations to have an internet connection. It means without an internet connection you are unable to add video from youtube. you can make your presentation internet independent by inserting a video from your computer.

  • Open Youtube Page
  • Open Powerpoint
  • Go to Insert Tab,
  • Screen Recording,
  • Go to YouTube page and open video which you want to record,
  • Click on the record button (Screen recorder tools auto-hide in top of the screen),
  • After complete the video click on Stop button on-screen recorder.

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