Click to try or buy and to compare a subscription versus a one-time purchase. If you aren't able to upgrade PowerPoint to a newer version at this time, we recommend you install an add-in named LiveWeb that helps you to work around the problem described above. See the following article for complete instructions:. Insert an online video in PowerPoint This task won't be suitable for everyone; it's for do-it-yourselfers who are comfortable with installing and setting up software on their own.
On the Insert tab of the ribbon, in the Media group at the right end, select Video.
Then select Online Movie. To preview the video, click the Play button that appears on top of video. Switch to PowerPoint Online and select the slide where you want to place the video. On the Insert tab of the ribbon, in the Media group, select Online Video.
The video is inserted on your slide. You can move the video by dragging with the mouse, and you can resize the video frame by selecting a corner and dragging. To play the video, you must run Slide Show. For related information, see Play a video in PowerPoint Online.
PowerPoint Online can't trim videos, and online videos can't be trimmed. If you have a video that you want to trim, you must save it to your computer, then insert it on your slide in a desktop version of PowerPoint. See Insert and play a video file from your computer for all the details.
Video demonstration: Insert a video from YouTube. Add audio to your presentation. Video and audio file formats supported in PowerPoint. In this course: Insert a web video In your web browser, locate the video you want. Select Insert. Play the video If a video is inserted successfully, you can play it either in Normal view or Slide Show. A Play button appears on the video in Normal view. In Slide Show, you can interact with videos just as you would in a web browser. Troubleshooting Not all online videos from these sites are allowed to be embedded. Internet Explorer 11 is required on your computer For the purpose of playing videos in PowerPoint, Internet Explorer 11 is required to be on your computer.
Cons Requires viewers to have an Internet connection, the playback is not customizable. Cannot be done in PowerPoint Use an embed code A more advanced way to add a video from YouTube is to use the embed code.
To insert a video using an embed code, follow the steps below: Go to YouTube and find the desired video. Open your presentation and select the slide. Insert the code into the From a Video Embed Code field. Then click on Insert or press Enter. Original code: Pros More control over the video playback and appearance with the help of parameters. Cons Takes more time than inserting with a link. Requires viewers to have an Internet connection.
Screen capture a YouTube video While all the above tips require viewers to have an Internet connection, you can make your presentation internet independent by inserting a video from your computer. Copy the link within the quotes from the embed code on YouTube. Open a blank tab in your Internet browser and paste the link into the address bar. To make the capturing process easier, you can hide most of the YouTube player elements from the video frame.
To remove the video title and the player controls from the frame, add? Next, press Enter: Altered link: Run Free Cam using a shortcut on your desktop or find the application in the list of the installed programs. Click on New Recording. Open your Internet browser and adjust the capturing frame to the size of the video. Click on the red button to start recording. I tried all the official support documents mainly the one mentioned above to find a solution to the problem. I restarted the system. I updated everything that could be updated.
I tried in blank documents and in pre-exisiting documents. So please refrain from linking me to the article mentioned above or from mentioning a restart to solve the issue. It is pretty unacceptable to have features like this be missing in a paid subscription software.
On a side note: I had a related problem on my Windows machine where I had to change a default value of Internet Explorer to reestablish functionality of the Embed feature in Powerpoint. I hope that a similar weird way exists to fix the issue on the mac. Maybe I need a weird security setting somewhere to enable the feature. I am on High Sierra, the newest release before Mojave, which came out yesterday. I keep all my software up to date. Updating MacOS does not help me. By now I believe it is some bs of rolling out features differentially to different areas.
And for some reason, Microsoft Germany does not deliver the feature but doesn't mention it in any support document.