Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations

Find a YouTube video that perfectly matches your PowerPoint topic, and you want to share with your audience, Microsoft PowerPoint versions and the network conditions are the two major aspects that the presenter must consider. So is it possible to insert YouTube video into PowerPoint? It's especially useful if you are transferring and using the presentation on other computers. Follow this guide to find out how, regardless of your version of PowerPoint.


Part I: Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint Online

Please note this part only works when you have high-speed Internet or Wi-Fi at the show place, so that you can stream live YouTube videos from the Internet. 

Step 1. Launch Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer and select a slide that is suitable for your presentation. Followed by clicking "View > Toolbars > Control Toolbox > More Controls". Mouse down to click "Shockwave Flash Object". 

Step 2. Draw a box and customize the size of it. Right click the box and chooses the button of "Properties". Then, double click on "Custom" and a URL box will pop up for you. 

Step 3. Copy and paste the link of your selected video into the URL box. Do not check the box named "embed movie". Here, you need to properly change the URL, such as use forward slash instead of equal sign and delete the "watch?". Now you can click "Apply" and then "OK". 

Ok, you can save your PPT presentation now. Just open and check if the video is working normal. 

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  Different versions of Microsoft PowerPoint have different interfaces and different functions, leading to different usages. The network condition decides whether you need to download the YouTube video or just stream live YouTube videos. So, you're going to have to find a website or tool to download the videos, which is not something YouTube officials supports, except for downloading your own videos. Then you'll have to convert the files to AVI or WMV because PowerPoint doesn't support the default format that YouTube videos are encoded in. 

Part II: Add YouTube Videos into Microsoft PPT Offline (PowerPoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013)

If you want to play the YouTube video offline, you need to download it first. It is important to note that you should take the right video format because PowerPoint can only support the videos of asf, avi, mpeg and wmv formats. Here you need the one-in-one solution - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, to download videos from YouTube and then convert them to WMV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MP3, AAC and other formats. After doing that, we will separate the explanation according to the versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. Here is review

Note: You should keep the downloaded YouTube video in the same folder as your PPT presentation to make sure it still works on other computers. If you want to send the PPT to other people, send the YouTube video too. For Mac users, iMedia Converter for Mac is a helpful app to encode videos for further usage. Learn >> Youtube Supported Video Format

Step 1. Run Top FLV to PPT Video Converter, drag and drop source FLV file(s) to the software. 

Step 2. Click on "Format" bar, and select "Common Video>> WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)" format from its drop-down profile list.

Step 3. Press on the big "Convert" button to get This Top FLV to PPT Video Converter Convert FLV to PowerPoint preferred WMV format.

Step 4. After conversion you can press "Open" to locate resulting file. Once the video is saved as an AVI or WMV file, switch to PowerPoint and choose Insert – > Movie – > "Movie from file" to put the YouTube video into the current slide. 

Part III: How to add converted WMV file into PowerPoint

1. In PowerPoint, select the slide that you’d insert video.

2. Click the "Insert" menu and select "Movies and Sounds."

3. Choose "Movie From File" and browse to locate the video you want to insert.

4.Double-click the WMV file you just saved. The video will now appear in the PowerPoint slide. 

Now, you can get tons of FLV videos into PowerPoint presentation online or offline according to different PPT versions for sharing. 

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