UPDATE: We now have instructions for Embedding YouTube in PowerPoint 2010.

Several months ago we linked to an article about how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. We still get questions about it pretty regularly, so I though I’d write up some instruction and post them again.

NOTE: When presenting you must have a live internet connection or your embedded YouTube video will not play.

Step by Step Instructions for PowerPoint 2007
scroll down for 2003

1.  Display the Developer tab on PowerPoint Ribbon.

a.  Go to the Office Button and click on the  PowerPoint Options button.

b.  In the Popular section, check the Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon box and click OK.

2.  From YouTube site:

a. Copy the embed code and paste onto blank Power Point slide as a place holder.

b. From within the embed code copy just the value information from inside the quotation marks.

*Example embed code with value information in red:

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en&fs=1“></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en&fs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

If you do not see value information in the embed code, check the Use old embed code box.

3. In PowerPoint go to the Developer tab.

a. In the Controls section click on More Controls.

b. In the More Controls window select Shockwave Flash Object.

c. Click OK.

4. Draw video box to the size you would like your video to be displayed.

5. With box selected.

a. In the Controls section of the Developer tab on the ribbon, click on Properties.

b. Paste the value information in the box next to Movie.

c. Close Properties window (by clicking the red X in the top right corner).

6. Preview in Slide Show view. (keyboard shortcut: F5)

 

7. Video will play from Slide Show view just as it does on YouTube.

Step by Step Instructions for PowerPoint 2003

1. From YouTube site:

a. Copy the embed code and paste onto blank Power Point slide as a place holder.

b. From within the embed code copy just the value information from inside the quotation marks.

*Example embed code with value information in red:

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en&fs=1“></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en&fs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

If you do not see value information in the embed code, check the Use old embed code box.

2. In PowerPoint go to the View menu, hover over Toolbars, and select Control Toolbox.

 

a. In the Control Toolbox toolbar that opens, click on the More Controls button (looks like a wrench and hammer).

b. In the More Controls window, select Shockwave Flash Object.

c. Click OK.

3. Draw video box to the size you would like your video to be displayed.

4. Right click on the box and select Properties.

5. In the Properties window, paste the value infomation in the box next to Movie.

6. Close Properties window (by clicking the red X in the top right corner).

7. Preview in Slide Show view. (keyboard shortcut: F5)

8. Video will play from Slide Show view just as it does on YouTube.

More Help:

Microsoft PowerPoint Team Blog: How to Insert a Video Clip

YouTube – Search “Embed in PowerPoint”