Wednesday, September 18, 2013

YouTube: Embedding YouTube Videos in PowerPoint 2010

Sometimes you want to embed a YouTube video directly into your PowerPoint instead of having to leave the presentation to view the video.  This can be a challenge, but here are the steps to make it happen.

Like with 2003 you do have to edit parts of the code...here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Go to YouTube and click on Share, then Embed.  Make sure you check the box that says, "Use Old Embed Code"
Step 2: Copy the code
Step 3: Open your powerpoint.  Go to Insert.  Click on Video, then Video from Website.
Step 4: Paste the embed code in the box.
Step 5: In the code: find where it says "//www.youtube.com... and change it to "http://www.youtube.com...  You will need to do this twice.
Step 6: In the code: find where it says version=3... and change it to version=2.  You will have to do this twice as well.
Step 7: Click Insert.

Now your video should play inside your PowerPoint.