Monday, March 1, 2010

Embed Youtube Video into PowerPoint with Youtube Add-in

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Following tutorial will enable you to embed YouTube Videos directly into PowerPoint using video URL.

Video Demonstration

PowerPoint Options

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PowerPoint Options - Add YouTube Add-in in PowerPoint

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YouTube Video Add-in

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Insert YouTube Video Via URL in PowerPoint

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Embed YouTube Video

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YouTube Video in PowerPoint

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YouTube Video Playing in PowerPoint

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Explanation

While you can always download YouTube videos and insert them into PowerPoint but there is another easy way to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint if you do not want to download YouTube video and want to insert video using its URL from YouTube.

You will need an add-in for PowerPoint which will add a new option of 'YouTube Video' under 'insert Tab'.

Download add-in based on MSOffice version at the bottom of the post and add add-in in PowerPoint using the following method. Its a YouTube Video Wizard (YTV) add-in for PowerPoint.

For PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions
  • Extract the contents of the zip to a folder.
  • Launch PowerPoint.
  • Click on Tools > Add-ins to bring up the add-ins window.
  • Click on Add New and navigate to the folder where the contents of the zip file was extracted and select 'YouTubeVideo.ppa' and click OK.
  • You might be prompted with the macro virus warning. Enable the macros. When the Add-in is properly loaded, it will display a tick against the add-in name.
  • That's it. You have successfully loaded the add-in.
For PowerPoint 2007 or 2010
  • Extract the contents of the zip to a folder.
  • Launch PowerPoint.
  • Click on Office Button > PowerPoint Options.
  • In the PowerPoint Options dialog, select the Add-ins tab.
  • Select 'PowerPoint Add-ins' from the Manage drop down and click 'Go'
  • On the Add-ins dialog, click 'Add New' and navigate to the folder where the contents of the zip file was extracted and select 'YouTubeVideo2k7.ppa' and click on OK.
  • You might be prompted with the macro virus warning. Enable the macros. When the Add-in is properly loaded, it will display a tick against the add-in name.
  • That's it. You have successfully loaded the add-in.

Using Microsoft PowerPoint You can also double click 'YouTubeVideo2k7.ppa' directly which will bring up PowerPoint and the add-in will be loaded for you for that session to use.

Download YouTube Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint

Download YouTube Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint (2003 and earlier versions) (40 KB)
Download YouTube Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint (2007 or 2010 versions) (46 KB)

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Above solution works great, the only problem is that it streams live videos so an internet connection is required to playback the video during the slide show. If you plan to deliver a presentation without internet, take the following approach.

If you are interested in embedding YouTube videos in PowerPoint offline then you have to download and convert video from YouTube first and then embed into PowerPoint. First download the YouTube video locally in either WMV or AVI format because PowerPoint doesn't understand the default FLV or MP4 formats of YouTube. You can either use free online services to save any YouTube video as an AVI file. Simply use insert option in PowerPoint and then select 'Movie' tab to embed video from your computer into PowerPoint.

Actually, there are also other methods of embedding a Youtube video into PowerPoint, see the tutorial:

How to play Youtube video in PowerPoint 2003/2007?

2 comments:

  1. As far as I know, Allavsoft is a nice YouTube to PowerPoint Download and Converter, you may get it from http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/download-youtube-to-powerpoint.html

    It can directly download YouTube videos to PowerPoint supported AVI, WMV, MPGE, ASF.

    It also can convert local YouTube flv, mp4, webm to PowerPoint video format.

    Why not just give it a try.

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