Add YouTube Video to PowerPoint

Get YouTube Video URL

  • Locate the YouTube videos URL at the top of the page
  • It probably looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5PyIVVKoWU
  • Remove the watch?v=
  • Replace it with v/
  • The URL will now look something like: http://www.youtube.com/v/g5PyIVVKoWU
  • Test the URL by pasting it into a Web browser to make sure you're seeing just the video and not the rest of the YouTube interface

Add Video URL to PowerPoint Slide

  • Open PowerPoint
  • Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click PowerPoint Options

  • Under Popular, click to select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon
  • Press OK

  • Click on the Developer tab
  • Click the More Controls icon

  • In the list of controls, click Shockwave Flash Object

  • Click OK

  • Then click and drag on the slide to draw the box where the video will show
  • Resize the control by dragging the sizing handles

  • Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click Properties

  • On the Alphabetic tab, click the Movie property
  • Right-click to Paste the URL copied from YouTube
  • Click the Red X at the top right of the properties window to close it

  • Test the video under the Slide Show tab
  •  Click From Current Slide
  • Press Play on the YouTube video