You have found the perfect video clip on YouTube for your presentation, but putting the URL on the slide looks low-tech. Can you embed the video right into the actual PowerPoint slide?
For PowerPoint 2003 (and earlier) -- Note: the classroom computers are still using 2003 (not 2007)! Instructions for PowerPoint 2007 are located on the website listed at the end of this posting.
You need to download a PowerPoint Add-in -- Download the YouTube Video Add-in for PowerPoint
a. Extract the Add-in from the Zipped File
- Double click on the newly saved zipped file.
- Right click on the file named YouTubeVideo.ppa.
- Click on Copy
- Navigate to the location on your computer where you wish to save the add-in file.
- Paste the YouTubeVideo.ppa file to this new location.
b. Install the Add-in into PowerPoint
- Click on Tools | Add-Ins..
- In the Add-ins dialog box, click on the Add New... button.
- Locate the YouTube Videos add-in file named YouTubeVideo.ppa that you saved earlier.
- Click OK. The YouTube Video add-in shows in up in the list of add-ins installed in your PowerPoint program.
c. Now you can add YouTube videos to your PowerPoint presentations.
- Click on Insert | YouTube Video (the add-in is located at the bottom of the Insert menu)
- A YouTube Video Wizard will take you through the steps
- Paste the URL into the dialog box
- Set the video size and position on the slide
- A big box with X is inserted into the slide (it might not show as a YouTube video until you change to slide show view)
d. The Add-In is temporary (one use only). Once you close PowerPoint, the add-in disappears.
These instructions were taken from Presentation Software in About.com YouTube Videos and PowerPoint