Embed a YouTube video into your Presentation

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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

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