How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation (Using Different PowerPoint Versions)

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A video enlivens a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. If you insert a YouTube clip into a PowerPoint, you will have access to it for as long as it’s available on YouTube, regardless of what device is used to present the PowerPoint.

Follow the simple guideline below on how to insert any YouTube video in several minutes, regardless of the PowerPoint version.

  1. Insert the YouTube video into PowerPoint 2010 and 2013
  2. Insert the YouTube video into PowerPoint 2007
  3. Insert the YouTube video into PowerPoint 2003

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Using PowerPoint 2010 and 2013

 1. Use the Developer tab.

The Developer tab allows you to insert objects that are not available with the default settings. This allows you to paste YouTube videos without using the Insert menu.

  • Click File and select Options.
  • Select Customize Ribbon.
  • In the drop-down menu, select Main Tabs.
  • Select Developer and click the Add button.
  • Click OK. The Developer tab appears at the top of the window in a row with other tabs.

2. Click More Controls.

The button is in the Controls section of the Developer tab.

3. Select the Shockwave Flash Object.

You will need to scroll the list to select this tab.

 

4. Click and drag the mouse cursor to create the inserted object.

The size of your created object will be the size of the displayed video on your slide. The object will be marked with an "X".

5. Prepare the URL of the YouTube video.

Find the video on YouTube you’d like to insert. Copy the address to the Notepad editor.

  • Remove "watch?" And replace the "=" sign with the "/".

For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w

  • If you want the video to start automatically when you open the slide, add "& autoplay = 1" to the end of the address.

For example, http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w&autoplay=1

  • Copy the final URL and return to PowerPoint.

6. Right-click on the object you created.

Click Property Sheet on the shortcut menu.

7. Find the Movie option.

When you open Properties of your Flash object, a new table will be opened. By default, the items on the table are placed in alphabetical order.

  • Copy the final URL of your video into the Movie field. Close the Properties window.

Using PowerPoint 2007

 

1. Click the Developer tab.

As mentioned previously, the Developer tab allows you to insert objects, which aren’t available with the default settings. This allows you to embed YouTube videos without using the Insert menu.

  • Click the Microsoft Office button in the upper left corner. Select PowerPoint Options at the bottom of the menu.
  • In the Popular section (opens by default), put a checkmark in the box Show Developer in the Ribbon. Click OK.

2. Click More Controls.

The button is in the Controls section of the Developer tab.

3. Select the Shockwave Flash Object.

You’ll need to scroll down the list to find the item.

 

4. Click and drag the mouse cursor to create the embedded object.

The size of the object you created will be the size of the displayed video on your slide. The object will be marked with an "X".

5. Prepare the video URL from YouTube.

Find the video on YouTube you would like to insert. Copy the address to the Notepad editor.

  • Remove "watch?" And replace the "=" sign with the "/".

For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w

  • If you want the video to start automatically when you open the slide, add "& autoplay = 1" to the end of the address.

For example, http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w&autoplay=1

  • Copy the final URL and return to PowerPoint.

 

6. Right-click on the object you created.

Click Properties on the shortcut menu.

7. Find the Movie option.

When you open Properties of your Flash object, a new table will be opened. By default, the items on the table are placed in alphabetical order.

  • Copy the final URL of your video into the Movie field. Close the Properties window.


    Using PowerPoint 2003

 

1. Open the Controls Toolbox.

Right-click the horizontal menu and select the Controls Toolbox. Alternatively, click View and select the Control Panel. Then, select Controls from the drop-down list. There will be a small window with several buttons.

2. Select More Controls.

The button is located at the bottom of the toolbox.

3. Select the Shockwave Flash Object.

You will need to scroll down the list to select the item.

 

4. Click and drag the mouse cursor to create the embedded object.

The size of the created object will be the size of the displayed video on your slide. The object will be marked with an "X".

5. Prepare the video URL from YouTube.

Find the video on YouTube you would like to insert. Copy the address to the Notepad editor.

  • Remove "watch?" And replace the "=" sign with the "/".

For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w

  • If you want the video to start automatically when you open the slide, add "& autoplay = 1" to the end of the address.

For example, http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w will be http://www.youtube.com/v/BevOmZtKQ_w&autoplay=1

  • Copy the final URL and return to PowerPoint.

 

6. Right-click the added object.

Select Properties in the opened shortcut menu.

Find the Movie option. When you open Properties of your Flash object, a new table will be opened.

Copy the final URL of your video into the Movie field. Close the Properties window.

Other Ways to Add a YouTube video into PowerPoint

There are several more ways how you can insert a video into your PowerPoint, including the most known way using the embed YouTube code through the Insert tab.

  1. Copy the video embed code from the official YouTube site (click the Share button under the video, then click Embed Video and Copy);
  2. Click the Insert tab, choose Insert Video;
  3. Paste the copied embed video into the From a Video Embed Code section, click the arrow;
  4. To view the video in the presentation, right-click the video and choose the View command. You will see the Play button - click it.

The video will be displayed if the computer has Internet access.

Finally, you can use a free Microsoft Office plugin called YouTube Video Wizard, which adds the YouTube Video button to the Insert menu of PowerPoint. The plugin allows you to insert YouTube videos using regular URLs instead of embed codes.


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