Knowing how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint is something you want to work on. Videos are a great way to make a presentation more engaging and more powerful. While it makes your presentation appealing, it also adds more value to it. Research has also shown that people learn faster and retain information better with visuals rather than with just words. A video also makes your message more precise and removes the monotony and boredom that often come with presentations.
YouTube is a treasure trove of great video material, and you should use this to your advantage. This tutorial shows you how to insert a video in PowerPoint.
How To Embed A YouTube Video In PowerPoint 2016
Note: For the sake of this tutorial, we are using PowerPoint 2016. This is important since the steps can vary depending on the version you are using.
Step 1: Open your PowerPoint program
Begin customizing your templates and adding your text, or go directly to adding your video. It’s your choice, although it’s ideal if you make your customizations early. This gives you a better idea of how the clip fits the theme of the slides.
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Step 2: Add a video
Go to Insert and select Video. You will see a drop-down menu with Online Video and Video on My PC. Choose Online Video. There are two ways on how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. You can:
Search for the video on YouTube. Type your keyword or the name of the video. Once you’ve selected your video, you can press Insert.
Go to YouTube, search the video you wish to use, and then scroll down. You will see choices such as Add To, Share, and More. Choose Share. Then go to Embed. Copy the entire embed video HTML code. You can put it directly in PowerPoint or paste it into Notepad (you can also save a document in Notepad, by the way). The latter is better in case you need to use the code later. Then go back to your PowerPoint. Choose Insert then Online Video. Go to From a Video Embed Code and paste the HTML code to insert the video.
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Step 3: Adjust the height and width
You can now modify the size of the video. Adjust its size and width, as well as change its position on the slide, if needed.
Step 4: Decide on the playback
Youtube playback on Powerpoint can be a bit tricky, so listen closely! The “old way” stopped working but this new way has worked since August, 2016. After you’ve inserted the online video code into powerpoint, you’ll need to add an extra bit of code to make it autoplay. After the video ID (the jumbled letters) in the URL, add “autoplay=1;” to get the video to autoplay.
Step 5: Preview the slide
See how the YouTube video fits your presentation. Make as many changes as you like until you are satisfied.
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If you want to know how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, watch this video:
Here are a few notes on how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. You need an Internet connection to play the video. Moreover, sometimes if you’re using the code, it may not work. Try updating your program or make sure the video requirements like Flash are working. In the meantime, have fun making a smashing presentation!
Try embedding a YouTube video in PowerPoint, and let us know how it goes. Share your experience in the comments section below!