How to Insert a YouTube video into a PowerPoint Presentation
YouTube is a great source of various educational and entertaining content of all kinds. Inserting a YouTube video can really take your presentation to the next level by providing a new, accessible way to convey a lot of information within a short period of time.
PowerPoint allows inserting a video from user computer or linking an online video, and playing it during a presentation. Online video within PowerPoint presentation has the controls for playing, pausing, stopping, volume adjustments of the site it’s uploaded on. It also fully depends on the Internet connection availability, and won’t play in case the connection is out of reach.
Note that PowerPoint’s Fade, Trim, Bookmark and other playback features can only be applied to videos inserted into a presentation from the hard drive.
Adding from your computer
This method is the most efficient as it doesn’t require having a stable, or any, Internet connection to playback a high quality video within your presentation.
1. Download and install 4K Video Downloader.
2. Copy the video link from the browser.
3. Press the Paste Url button in 4K Video Downloader application.
4. Select a quality type in the download window and press the Download button.
5. Wait until the downloading is completed.
6. Open your PowerPoint presentation and insert the file as a local video.
Embedding from YouTube
1. Open YouTube in your browser and find the video you’d like to embed.
2. Click Share under the video.
3. Pick the Embed sharing option.
4. Copy the HTML code of the video.
5. Open PowerPoint. On the Insert tab, click Video > Online Video the arrow.
In the From a Video Embed Code box, paste the embed code, and then click the arrow.
Make video autoplay
Add ?autoplay=1 right after the video ID, so it looks like this:
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/[Video ID]” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>”,
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=” https://www.youtube.com/embed/[Video ID]I?&autoplay=1″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Adjust the timing and hide suggested videos
This parameter will makes the video start from, for instance, 1:30 and stop at 1:50. It also hides the automatically suggested Related videos that appears after the video ends.
The playback timing is adjusted in seconds, so if the starting time is 1 minute 30 seconds (90 seconds total) and ending time is 1 minute 50 seconds (110 seconds total), the parameter you should add to the HTML code is the following:
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWmYgqwDyt4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>”,
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWmYgqwDyt4?start=90&end=110&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
You can learn more about the available YouTube API parameters on the developers page.