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How do I get a youtube video to play on PowerPoint?

January 9, 2023 /

To get a YouTube video to play in a PowerPoint presentation, you can use the “Insert Video” feature in PowerPoint. Here’s how:

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide where you want to insert the YouTube video.
  2. Click the “Insert” tab at the top of the window.
  3. Click the “Video” button in the Media group.
  4. In the “Insert Video” window, click the “Online Video” option.
  5. A search field will appear. Type in the URL of the YouTube video that you want to insert and press Enter.
  6. The video will be inserted onto the slide. You can click and drag the video to move it to a different location on the slide.

To play the video during the slide show, you will need to set up the video to play automatically or assign a button to play the video.

To set up the video to play automatically:

  1. Right-click the video and select “Video Options”.
  2. In the “Video Options” window, select the “Start” drop-down menu and choose “Automatically”.
  3. Click “OK”.

To assign a button to play the video:

  1. Insert a shape or button onto the slide.
  2. Right-click the button and select “Hyperlink”.
  3. In the “Insert Hyperlink” window, click the “Place in This Document” option on the left.
  4. Select the video from the list of slides and objects on the right.
  5. Click “OK”.