PowerPoint: Embed a YouTube Video

PowerPoint 2010 allows you to embed a YouTube video directly into your presentation, rather than forcing you to click on the link and open the video in a web browser. (This feature does not exist in PowerPoint 2013.) You can embed any video from a site that gives you an embed code in HTML. If you are working with a video file from your computer, see the help page on how to Insert and Edit Video in PowerPoint.

  1. Open the video in YouTube > Click [Embed] below the video.
  2. Check the box "Use old embed code" > Use your mouse to select and copy the embed code.
  3. Select an empty slide in PowerPoint.
  4. Click [Insert] tab > Locate the "Media" group.
  5. Click the arrow beneath "Video" option  > Choose "Insert Video from Web Site."
  6. Paste embed code > Click [Insert].
  7. Resize window. (Loss of picture quality if screen is resized too large. Hold shift while you resize to avoid distortion).
  8. Run slideshow and play video.

Note:

Make sure you arrive at your presentation room early to test that the video plays properly.

This function is not available in PowerPoint 2007 or earlier.

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