How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint? (2020)

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint? (2020)

In some PowerPoint presentations, you may need to add a video to better explain the topic to your listeners.

If there is a YouTube video on the subject of your presentation, adding it will improve your presentation quality.

In this way, you will attract the attention of your audience. Now, let’s see how to embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint.

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How to Add a Video to PowerPoint

An easy way to make presentations more appealing and give yourself a quick break is to add a YouTube video into the presentation. If you want to insert a video into PowerPoint, there are usually three methods you can follow.

  • You can copy a YouTube video into PowerPoint.
  • You can use the YouTube video embed code.
  • Or you can download the video and add it to your presentation using a web-based tool.
add a video to PowerPoint
After I copy the video to the presentation, will I need the internet to play the video?

Yes. Since YouTube will play content from the internet, you’ll need to be online for your video to play. If you have a video file that you downloaded, you can add it to your slide as you like, but to do so, you need to embed the video in the presentation using the method outlined below.

Which embedding method is better to use for YouTube videos?

All the methods we’ve explained will work, but if you’re not sure if there’s internet in the venue you’re going to make a presentation to, it’s more logical to download the video. So you can play the video as you want and you will not experience the last-minute internet problems.

How to Copy a YouTube Video into PowerPoint

The easiest and the shortest way to place a YouTube video into PowerPoint is copying and pasting the video link into PowerPoint. If you are using PowerPoint 2010, 2013 or 2016, you can use this method.

  1. Open YouTube. Go to YouTube and choose the video you want to insert. Then copy the link of the video from the address bar.
  2. Open PowerPoint.Open your PowerPoint presentation, and select the slide to which you want to add the video.
  3. Click to the Insert tab. After clicking to Insert tab, select the Video section and then tap to the Online Video.
  4. Paste your video link. On the window that appears, paste your copied video link into the address bar.
  5. Press Enter. Lastly, you can select the video thumbnail on the window that appears, after that, press Enter on your keyboard.
embed YouTube videos HTML

How to Embed a Video into PowerPoint

This method is very similar to the one described above. However, compared to the above, you can use the autoplay option in this method. You can use this method on PowerPoint 2010, 2013, or 2016.

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  1. Go to the YouTube website and find the video you want to embed into your presentation. Press the Share button at the bottom of the video, then tap to the Embed option.
  2. Copy the entire string. After that, open your PowerPoint presentation and go to the slide in which you want to add the video.
  3. Click to the Insert tab, press the Video section then click to the Online Video option.
  4. In the opened window, paste the copied embed code into the Form a Video Embed Code field and add autoplay=1 at the end of the code. This will allow the video to start automatically when the slide is loaded.
  5. Lastly, press the Enter.
  6. You successfully did embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint.

From the box that appears, copy the HTML code.
Paste the code into your blog or website HTML.

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How to Add a Video into PowerPoint via a Web-Based Tool

This is the only option where you can play the video without the internet, and you can apply this method in each release of PowerPoint.

  1. Open the YouTube website and go to the video which you want to play in your presentation. Copy the link of the video from the address bar.
  2. Go to the site and paste the link. Then, select the conversion format and click the Start button.
  3. After the conversion, download the file to your computer. Then, open your PowerPoint presentation and go to the slide in which you want to add the video.
  4. Tab to the Insert tab, choose the Movie section and click to the Movie from File option.
  5. Select the downloaded video and click OK.
  6. You can choose whether to play the video Automatically or When Clicked.
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