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Add Or Embed YouTube Videos In PowerPoint 2010

There are some situations where we need to insert YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations. If you are giving a presentation in a good environment with excellent WiFi connection, then embedding YouTube videos in your presentation makes sense. There are two ways to embed YouTube videos -  Using Video From Online Video Site option and Using 3rd party add-in called authorStream.

Method 1: Using ‘Video From Online Video Site’ Option

This is the quickest way of embedding YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentation. With this option you can easily add YouTube videos and give presentation as long as it is not uploaded online. In order words, the embedded YouTube video will be lost if you upload the PowerPoint online.

To embed videos using this method, go to Insert, click Video and select Video from online video site option.

powerpoint video from online video site

This will open a new window where you have to add the embed code. After you have added the code, click Insert.

powerpoint insert video from youtube

You can now resize the inserted video and customize it however you like. Remember that it will only load during the slideshow. To test the video, run the slideshow(hit F5) and then click Play when the video is loaded.

Method 2: Using authorStream Powerpoint Add-In

Like I mentioned before, if you upload the slideshow for online viewing using the above method, the embedded videos will be lost. So authorStream makes sure that the embeded videos are not lost.

Once you have installed it, it will add a new authorStream tab in PowerPoint. Select this tab and then click Insert by URL. Now add the YouTube video URL, hit Preview, and then click Insert In Slide.

authorStream powerpoint

You can also search for YouTube videos using the search bar. Apart from inserting videos, it can also add Images from Bing. If you simply want to give a normal presentation and don’t want to upload it for online viewing, then the first method is more suitable.

Download authorSTREAM Add-In

It works on PowerPoint 2007 according to the developers, but we tested it successfully on PowerPoint 2010 too. Enjoy!


  1. I use Allavsoft to directly download YouTube videos to PowerPoint supported AVI, WMV, MPGE-1, ASF, MP4.

    Then import them to PPT.

  2. Thank you for your article. It’s really helpful for us.

    After done as the article said, i Google search a tool named Bigasoft Total Video Converter to easily add or embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2010.

    The tool 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

  3. 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.

  4. Just google search Step by
    Step Guide on How to Convert, Insert and Embed all Kinds of Video to Microsoft
    PowerPoint Presentation to Play in PowerPoint


    you will find a step by step
    guide on how to insert kind of videos including YouTube video, iMovie videos,
    iTunes videos and more to PowerPoint.

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  6. Ah, I’ve just found the solution. There’s an option in YouTube to “use old embed code”. When you click on “Embed”, a series of check boxes will be displayed. This option is the last of these.

  7. great tip, but the only problem is when i copy and paste the you tube video i get a message saying that the embedded code used is not correct, I’ve already tested it on two different videos and keep getting the same result. is there something causing this? Is there another way of adding an embedded video on to power point.

  8. Thanks for this article. While it was possible to embed YouTube videos before, the steps were so complicated it is a relief to see this built into PowerPoint 2010! This will be super popular, people always ask me how to embed YouTube videos.

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