How To Insert Youtube Videos And Clips In A Powerpoint Presentation

Embedding the Youtube Video In PowerPoint
By Tapas Pal Updated

PowerPoint presentations are all about your creativity and the quality of the content you put in. A typical presentation can be made very attractive with a few crucial changes which enhance the quality of the entire presentation and make it more engaging and understandable for the target audience.

One such trick which can be used for this purpose is inserting a YouTube video in your presentation. What it will do is that apart from making your entire presentation attractive and engaging, it will also reduce your workload and still create the same impact which other thousand words would have done. The target audience can easily relate to the presentation, and you can elaborate the entire presentation with much ease and comfort.

So, in this article, we will be getting to know how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. In this case, we have two ways by which we can insert any YouTube clip or video in our PowerPoint presentation:

  • Embedding the video in the concerned slide in PowerPoint, and
  • Directly attaching and linking the YouTube video with the concerned

Both these ways of inserting are very easy and effective methods of inserting YouTube videos in your presentation. But the major question remains that how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint in the case of lack of connectivity. In such cases, you cannot rely on the data speed and will not be able to stream the videos online. You, thus, have to choose among these two methods depending on the location of your conference or presentation.

Embedding the Youtube Video In PowerPoint

This method is highly recommended when the place you are visiting or attending the presentation at has the facility of high-speed data.

In order to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint, you need to simply download the YouTube Wizard extension and install it on your PowerPoint toolbar. As soon as you install it, a new icon will appear on your PowerPoint toolbar which reads “Insert YouTube Video.”

After this, you can copy the URL of the respective video from YouTube and paste it in the window which opens after clicking on the “Insert YouTube Video” icon. The YouTube Wizard will then immediately embed the required video in your required slide of the presentation. After the embedding process gets completed, you can now re-change the size of the thumbnail of the video appearing on your slide as well as re-position it according to your will.

Directly attaching and linking the YouTube video

Now, what if the place you are visiting doesn’t have a high-speed data. Well in that you won’t be able to stream the videos online. What you need in such a scenario is to download your videos beforehand and then link them with the slide in which you want your video to play.

Firstly, open the video on YouTube which you want to add to your presentation. Once the video starts playing, download it with any of the YouTube downloaders. While downloading, you should very carefully keep it in mind that PowerPoint does not recognize the videos which are downloaded in the usual FLV or MP4 formats. Hence, download all the videos in Windows Media Player od AVI formats.

Once you have downloaded these videos, go back to PowerPoint and click on Insert. After clicking on Insert, select Movie and then Movie from Files. After this, a window will open which will show you all the videos which you have saved; select one of them to insert it in your current slide.

Apart from this, you can also use the Google Docs to import your videos in your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you have the entire presentation saved on your Google Docs along with the videos. Though the Google Docs provide an option of exporting the videos as “Export as PPT,” but a crucial problem lies within. If you directly import the videos from Google Docs to PowerPoint, then all the videos will appear as thumbnail images on your slide, and this can be a major problem.

In order to solve this, you need to publish your entire Google Docs presentation as an HTML slideshow. After that, you can easily enter the entire slideshow as a webpage in your PowerPoint presentation. Thus, you can insert the required videos in your presentation without worrying about the problems of static images. Another pro of this is that if you ever change anything on your original Google Doc presentation, it will automatically incur changes in your newly made PowerPoint presentation.

In these ways, you can easily get to know how to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentation effortlessly.