SOVLED: How To Embed a Vimeo or YouTube Video into a PowerPoint

EMBED VIDEO VIMEO or YOUTUBE into POWERPOINT

It is possible to to ’embed’ a Vimeo or YouTube file into your PowerPoint:

How To Embed a Vimeo or YouTube Video into a PowerPoint
How To Embed a Vimeo or YouTube Video into a PowerPoint

UPDATE2: May 14 2014: This is now fixed in PowerPoint 2013 with the most recent round of Windows Updates.  READ THIS for more details.

UPDATE1: FEB 2014: If you are using PowerPoint 2013 see THIS post UPDATE: MAR 2014: SP1 for Office 2013 does NOT resolve the issue.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the video is not really embedded, you are simply hooking the video to your presentation but it is still hosted by YouTube or Vimeo and as such you NEED an internet connection when you run your presentation.

  1. In PowerPoint 2007/2010 click the FILE menu (Office Button) and select the PowerPoint Options button
  2. In the GENERAL section, click ON, DEVELOPER TOOLS, and click OK
  3. Click the DEVELOPER tab
  4. Click the MORE CONTROLS icon
  5. Scroll to SHOCKWAVE FLASH OBJECT (near the bottom of the list)
  6. Drag a box with your mouse
  7. Right click on that box
  8. Select Properties
  9. In the Movie Field, enter the YouTube or Vimeo address – SEE DETAILS BELOW!!!
  10. Make any other changes you want like setting LOOP to FALSE

How To Determine a YouTube Video Address for Embedding:

Note in the addresses below that I have removed a slash from the HTTP:// because if I don’t this post will display video and not the link the to the video.  You will need to use http://  in you entries.

  1. Browse to the YouTube Video you want, right click on it and select COPY VIDEO URL (or just copy it from the address bar)
  2. Start Notepad (another other text editor) and paste so you see something like http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=guy495FZV6E&feature=player_profilepage
  3. Note the code after V= and before &
  4. Add that code to http:/www.youtube.com/v/
    1. In my example that makes my Video Address: http:/www.youtube.com/v/guy495FZV6E

How To Determine a Vimeo Video Address For Embedding

Note in the addresses below that I have removed a slash from the HTTP:// because if I don’t this post will display video and not the link the to the video. You will need to use http:// in you entries.

  1. Browse to the Vimeo Video you want, and note the address (like http:/vimeo.com/31739172 )
  2. Note the number and the end of the address
  3. Add that number to http:/vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=
    1. In my example, that makes my Video Address: http:/vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=31739172

Comments

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    daveclark966 July 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Allavsoft can directly download the YouTube video to any version of PowerPoint compatible video format, MP4, WMV, etc. After the downloading, users can use the above Method Two to insert the downloaded YouTube video to PowerPoint.

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    Dena March 19, 2015 at 8:03 am

    This worked for me yesterday but when I went to save it, it said something about the macros??? Today I opened up my presentation and it won’t work no matter what I do. Is there some other setting that needs to be done? SOOOOO frustrating!!

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    [email protected] January 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Ian,
    Your instruction is great! Saved me lots of work.
    You may want to edit your instructions though: the URL samples given have a small syntax error.

    It should be:
    http://www.youtube.com/v/guy495FZV6E
    and
    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=31739172

    Your instruction listed a single forward slash.
    Best regards,

    Chern, Singapore

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    Matt July 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

    This was working wonderfully and all of a sudden within the past 3 weeks this method no longer seems to work for me on Powerpoint 2010

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews July 30, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      I have seen one circumstance in which this did not work however, in the same PowerPoint I was able to link other videos so I chalked it up to a problem with YouTube. I am unaware of a generalized issue other than:

      UPDATE2: May 14 2014: This is now fixed in PowerPoint 2013 with the most recent round of Windows Updates. READ THIS for more details. – link at the TOP of this article

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        Matt July 31, 2014 at 1:19 am

        To be clear I am using powerpoint 2010 and was embedding vimeo videos. This is what has stopped working. I have found that YouTube videos work with the new embed code though. Unfortunate though since I would rather embed vimeo. While things may work in powerpoint 2013 it would be great to have a viable vimeo option for powerpoint 2010.

        Add I say this was working beautifully then stopped. No idea why.

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    aileeoops April 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

    This didn’t work from VEMO into 2033 :o( I am trying to embed http://vimeo.com/365508#at=0

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews May 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      In Office 2013 you simply click INSERT > ONLINE VIDEO . Unfortunately I only have 2013 now so I cannot test the old product. However I can tell you that http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=365508 would be the code you want to embed.

      I hope this helps.

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    THANK YOU! July 17, 2012 at 4:46 am

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