Adding Youtube Videos to PowerPoint
I’ve received a number of requests about how to add YouTube videos to PowerPoint presentations. TLS is happy to help you with this individually, but I’m shairng this YouTube video for those adventurous types who want to give this a shot on their own first.
It’s not terribly complicated, but there are a few steps (let’s hope Microsoft makes it a 1-step process in their next version of Powerpoint).
A couple important points worth noting:
- These instructions are for PowerPoint 2007 (what most of us still have installed as of July 2010)
- You will need to have Internet access where you are presenting! (this is very important, as the video is played from the YouTube website, and *not *from your hard drive)
- I’ve seen it behave a bit squirrely at times (no audio, or great audio, but choppy video), so test that it works before you present.
(You’ll probably want to watch this full screen).
If your desired video resides on Vimeo, slightly more complex instructions are available here (slides only, no audio/video).
If you run into trouble, just contact TLS for assistance.
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