Insert a YouTube Video into PowerPoint 2010

Videos that are posted online can be viewed within PowerPoint 2010 if you can copy the embedded html code. The steps are very simple.

First Step: Right click the video from a YouTube site and choose “Copy Embed html”.

PowerPoint 2010 video from YouTube

Second Step: Go to the slide within PowerPoint and click the Insert tab–>Video–>Video from Web Site.

PowerPoint Video from Website

Third Step: Paste the html embed code.

PowerPoint 2010 video from website

Fourth Step: View slide show and click the video play button when presenting the PowerPoint presentation. It usually takes about 3-5 seconds once you advance to the slide for the play button to become available.

Presentation play mode in PowerPoint

Note: You must have PowerPoint 2010, Internet connection, and the video must still be posted online. * It will not work with Broadcast Slideshow feature.


About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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4 Responses to Insert a YouTube Video into PowerPoint 2010

  1. gallagherrobby says:

    Another way is to convert YouTube to PowerPoint supported format.

    iDealshare VideoGo, the professional YouTube to PowerPoint Converter, can easily convert all kinds of downloaded YouTube videos whatever it is in FLV, MP4 or WebM format to PowerPoint supported video format like AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG and etc. It also support convert YouTube to PowerPoint supported audio format like AIFF, MP3, WMA, WAV, AU.

  2. Simon Johnson says:

    In order to put YouTube Video in PowerPoint, it will be better to first download YouTube video to PowerPoint. When the videos are downloaded, convert the Youtube videos to PowerPoint supported ASF, AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV to import YouTube videos to PowerPoint.

    Bigasoft Total video Converter is the professional YouTube to PowerPoint converting tool. It can also be called YouTube to PowerPoint Converter. It can help convert YouTube videos to ASF, AVI, MPG, MPEG, and WMV to easily put them into PowerPoint. In addition, Bigasoft Total Video Converter can also help convert YouTube videos to PowerPoint supported audio formats AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA to embed and insert YouTube videos to PowerPoint.

  3. henryjackylucky says:

    In order to insert YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation,
    one method is to use Allavsoft to download YouTube videos to PPT supported AVI, WMV, MPG etc

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