Play YouTube videos in PowerPoint

If you have a YouTube video which you want to play it during the presentation, you can make use of the Shockwave Flash Object ActiveX Control.To do so, open up PowerPoint.Click View > Toolbars > Control Toolbox.Click on the last icon, ‘More Controls’.Scroll down and look for Shockwave Flash Object.Select the object, then insert it onto the slide.Once you are done, right click on the object and select Properties.Open Internet Explorer and look for the YouTube link. Copy the URL which should be something like: into PowerPoint and double click on Custom in the Object’s Properties.Paste the URL under … Continue reading Play YouTube videos in PowerPoint

Inserting YouTube videos on PowerPoint

PowerPoint MVP Shyam Pillai has made a wonderful add-in “YouTube Video Wizard”. This add-in allows you to easily insert YouTube videos onto a PowerPoint slide. All you need to do is to provide the YouTube video URL that appears in the browser address bar and the rest is taken care of by the add-in. The add-in works for PowerPoint 97 and the later versions.The add-in can be downloaded at: