How to Embed a YouTube Video in a PowerPoint Presentation
A key PowerPoint feature is the ability to embed multimedia content, such as YouTube videos, into one or more slides in a presentation. Learn how.
Step 1: Assess your computer's multimedia hardware Assess your computer's multimedia hardware before creating a multimedia PowerPoint presentation. An enhanced video card is especially important for playing back video.
Step 2: Sign into your YouTube account Sign into your YouTube account and go to MyVideos under your user name's dropdown menu. Click on Uploaded Videos and select a video clip.
Step 3: Click the Download to MP4 button Click the Download to MP4 button to convert the YouTube video to a PowerPoint-compatible file format. Save the file to your desktop or a folder.
TIP: Be sure that you have a current version of PowerPoint that's compatible with MP4.
Step 4: Open your PowerPoint presentation Open your PowerPoint presentation and select a slide. Click on the Insert tab, click on Video, and click Video from File to browse for the downloaded video.
Step 5: Click Insert Click Insert. Then test video playback in the slide.
TIP: If the video doesn't play back, check that you have the latest version of QuickTime and/or Adobe Flash player.
Step 6: Resize the video in the frame Resize the video in the frame by dragging the sizing handles displayed around the image. You can also drag the video to a new slide location.
FACT: Members of the U.S. military command, including Generals Petraeus and McChrystal, have relied on PowerPoint for staff briefings in Afghanistan and Iraq.
You Will Need
Current version of Microsoft Office
Latest version of QuickTime and/or Adobe Flash player