How to Embed a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint 2010 Presentation

Are your PowerPoint presentations getting stale? Here’s how to embed a YouTube video into a project.

Death by Powerpoint is never fun no matter where in the presentation you happen to be sitting.  For those of you about to give a presentation, I have a groovy tip that just might save you and your audience.  That’s right, using Powerpoint 2010 and the Insert Video option, you can quickly add a little humor or groove into your next presentation.

How To Insert a Youtube Video Into A PowerPoint 2010 Project

1. The first step is to find the YouTube video you want to embed. (Perhaps something from  :)

find a video for PowerPoint 2010

2. On the YouTube video page below the video, Click Embed and then Copy the entire embed code.

Optional – After clicking the Embed button, the embed option menu will appear allowing you to customize the embed code such as player color, size, border, etc.

embed code from youtube for PowerPoint 2010

3. Now go into your PowerPoint presentation and click the Insert ribbon and then Click Video. From the Video drop-down list that appears, Choose Video from Web Site.

insert a video into PowerPoint 2010
Video from web site option in PowerPoint 2010

4. In the window that appears, paste in the YouTube code from earlier.  Once it’s in, then click Insert.

video youtube paste code PowerPoint 2010

To further customize the look of your video, just click the Format and Playback tab on the ribbon to fully customize how the videos will appear and even add a few groovy effects.

a video in PowerPoint 2010 from youtube

That’s all there is to it.  Throw the vid into the middle of your presentation and wake up freak out your audience with a short clip from the Office, Monty Python, or your favorite cover of Hallelujah. ;)

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