P.S. You have to be connected to the internet for your video to play in your PowerPoint presentation. See the Video and Text Versions of this lesson, below.

 

 1. Create a blank PowerPoint slide

how to embed youtube videos into Powerpoint

  

2. Select the Developer tab – see the following diagram.

how to embed youtube videos into Powerpoint Presentation - diagram 2

 

3. Next, insert a blank rectangle by clicking the rectangle in the ‘Drawing Tools’ group (see the next 2 diagrams, below), and mouse pointer will turn to a cross, hold down the left button of your mouse and drag across your slide – a rectangle would be created. 

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 3

 

how to embed youtube video into powerpoint - diagram 3A  

4. Click on the black rectangle on the slide. Next, click on the ‘Developer’ tab.

5. then, Click on the ‘More Controls’ button. As seen in the diagram, below.

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 5

  

6. The ‘More Controls’ dialog box will come up on your screen. Scroll down to ‘Shockwave Flash Object’ and click on it. Then, click on the ‘OK’ button below. See the next diagram. Your computer pointer will turn to a cross, when it does, drag across the black rectangle.

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 6

   

7. Click on the rectangle with the big ‘X’ in it, then right-click on it and click ‘Properties’.

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 7

  

8. Click on ‘Movie’, then, enter the Youtube link to your video in the blank box to the right of the word, ‘Movie’, as seen below. 

9. Take off the word ‘watch?’ from the YouTube link, also, replace the equal ‘=’ sign in the YouTube link with a forward slash ‘/’. Then close the Properties dialog box. 

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 8

  

10. Click the ‘Slide Show’ tab, then, click ‘From Current Slide’ button. 

 PowerPoint will display your movie on the slide, as seen below. 

how to put youtube videos into Powerpoint - diagram 9