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1.3 How to Cite a PowerPoint
1.4 Add Music to PowerPoint
1.5 Insert PDF intot PowerPoint
1.6 Make a Jeopardy Game on PowerPoint
1.7 Change PowerPoint Slide Size
1.8 Make a Timeline in PowerPoint
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1.10 Add Narration to PowerPoint
1.11 Embed iFrame to PowerPoint
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How to Embed or Insert A YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Videos are effective for explaining complicated subjects and entertaining audiences, which makes them a perfect way to enhance your PowerPoint. Most PPT users are familiar with adding music and pictures in PowerPoint, but how to embed a video in PowerPoint?

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

If you have the suitable video on your computer, you can directly embed the video into your PowerPoint presentation, otherwise, you are allowed to add a YouTube video or other online video to PowerPoint. In the article, we will show you how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003.

Part 1. How to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint with YouTube embed code

Microsoft provides you a built-in tool to insert a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010 with a YouTube embed code. For People who are using PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010,you can follow these steps:

Step 1 Go to YouTube and find the video you intend to embed into presentation. Click on "Share" > "Embed" underneath the video and copy the whole string.

Copy YouTube Embed Code

Step 2 Open your PowerPoint, go to "Insert" and then click "Video" > "Online Video".

Insert YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Step 3 Insert the code into the "From a Video Embed Code" field. Then click on "Insert" button.

Save PowerPoint File as Video

Note: Before you place the video onto the slide, you can add some parameters, like edit the numbers in the "width" and "height" to make the video fit your slides.

Step 4 On the "Slide Show" tab, click "From Current Slide" to view and play the embedded video. You may need to click the video placeholder to get the preview image to appear the first time.

With this method, you can handily embed YouTube video in PowerPoint. But be aware that this method only allows you to add YouTube video in PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010. And you can't embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint for Mac with this method.

Part 2. Embedding a YouTube video in PowerPoint and playing without Internet

How to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2007/2003? Is there a more common way to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint?

Embedding a YouTube video in PowerPoint with an embed code is very restricted, cause even after you insert a YouTube video in PowerPoint, you have to ensure a good internet connection if you want to play the YouTube video during presentation. In that case, a better way to embed a YouTube video is to get the YouTube video downloaded or recorded to your computer first. Inserting a YouTube video that's downloaded or recorded to PPT would be a lot easier:


Step 1 Launch PowerPoint 2007 on your computer and open the slide you want to insert a YouTube video.

Step 2 Click "Insert" button and then choose "Video" or "Movie".

Step 3 Choose "Video on My PC" or "Movie from File" in the drop-down list. Then select the YouTube video from the pop-up window.

In this way, you can add a YouTube video to computer with no effort. The best part is, now you can play this YouTube video in PowerPoint offline.

Tips: How to Download or Record YouTube videos

Download YouTube Video

Step 1 Download and install the powerful YouTube Video Downloader and launch the software.

Step 2 Type in the URL of YouTube you want to embed in PowerPoint and click "Analyze" button.

Step 3 Choose the resolution you like and you can choose to automatically convert the video into other formats. Click "OK" to start downloading.

Check how to download YouTube videos from the video below:

Video Record Video Audio on Computer play-button

Record YouTube Video

Step 1 Download and install one Video Screen Recorder and launch the software.

Step 2 You can choose to record video and audio or record audio only. Open the YouTube video webpage and select recording area.

Step 3 Click "REC" button and start playing the embedding YouTube Video. After recording, the recorded video would automatically save to WMV/MP4 format and audio into MP3 format.

In this article, we have showed you how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. Apart from the methods we mentioned above, you could also find some third-party tools to help you do this such as iSpring YouTube Feature. In a word, no matter what version you are using, you could find a method to easily put a YouTube video in PowerPoint. Still got questions about how to insert a YouTube video into PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003? Leave your comments down below.

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