Insert YouTube video in PowerPoint 2010

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  1. Add some action to your presentation
  2. Preparing to Insert a YouTube Video in PowerPoint
  3. Download the embed code from YouTube on YouTube
  4. Copy the embed code
  5. Add an embed code to PowerPoint
  6. Change the size of the video placeholder on a PowerPoint slide
  7. Test a YouTube video on a PowerPoint slide

Add some action to your presentation

Video has become the primary means of communication, whether over the Internet or at the conference room table, and YouTube is the primary source of video posting. PowerPoint presentations are a staple of business, and these presentations often include YouTube videos to keep audiences interested, create excitement, and convey not only information, but emotion and tone. You may be presenting a product or the method used to produce it, or even a release, but there are many opportunities to educate and entertain your audience if you choose to embed a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation .

Preparing to Insert a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

To embed a video, you’ll need:

  • HTML code from YouTube that embeds the video in your presentation.

  • Direct internet connection during the presentation (the video is not downloaded or added to the presentation file, but is streamed from YouTube).

  • A little PowerPoint know-how about playing videos on the screen.

Download the embed code from YouTube on YouTube

On the YouTube website, find the video you want to use in your presentation. The URL of the video is in the address bar of the browser. You don’t really need to know this information, but it is shown as item 1 in the picture.

  1. Press the button Part is located directly below the video.

  2. Press the button Insert to open a text box containing the HTML code for this video.

  3. Check box Using old embed code [?]†

  4. In most cases, choose a video size of 560 x 315. This is the smallest video size that loads the fastest during a presentation. However, under certain circumstances, you may need a larger file size for better on-screen visibility.

Although you can later enlarge the video placeholder, the on-screen result may not be as sharp as if you downloaded a larger video file from the source. In most cases, a smaller file size will suffice for your needs, but choose accordingly.

Copy the embed code

  1. After the previous step, the HTML code should be displayed in an RTF field. Click on this code and it should be selected. If the code is not highlighted, press the hotkey ctrl A to select all text in the field.

  2. Right click on the highlighted code and select To copy in the context menu that appears. (You can also press hotkeys ctrl C to copy this code.)

Add an embed code to PowerPoint

After the HTML code has been copied to the clipboard, we are ready to put this code on the PowerPoint slide.

  1. In PowerPoint, navigate to the slide you want.

  2. Click on the tab Insert on the tape.

  3. On the right side of the ribbon under Media, click Video

  4. Select from the drop-down menu Embed a video from a website.

  5. In the dialog box that opens, right-click an empty area and select Insert in the context menu that appears. (Or click in an empty area of ​​the text field and press the hotkey ctrl V to paste the HTML code into the field.)

  6. Press the button Insert to apply.

Change the size of the video placeholder on a PowerPoint slide

The YouTube video looks like a black box on the slide. The placeholder dimensions are the same as you chose in the previous step. It may not be the best format for your presentation and you may need to resize it.

  1. Press video placeholder to select it. There are small selection marks in each corner and side of the placeholder. These selection buttons allow you to resize the video.

  2. To maintain the correct proportions of the video, it is important to drag one of the corner handles to resize the video. (Draging the selector lever to one side will distort the video.) You may need to repeat this task to get the correct size.

  3. Hover over the center of the black video placeholder and drag to move the entire video to a new location, if necessary.

Test a YouTube video on a PowerPoint slide

  • Never assume that everything will work fine without a test. Press the hotkey Shift F5 to start the slideshow from that current slide.

  • Click on the big triangle button Play in the middle of the video.

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