Friday, May 17, 2013

Fix: Powerpoint 2010 / 2013 doesn't like video embed code

Issue

Powerpoint 2010 or 2013 allow you to run a YouTube video from the web, embedded in your slide show presentation. This avoids the need to switch from Powerpoint to your web browser, play the video and switch back. There's a catch however. Recent changes in the embed code that YouTube provides are no longer digestible by the Insert > Video dialog offered by Powerpoint.

Workaround

  1. Use the Old Embed Code from YouTube.
  2. Remove the Version=3 portion of this code (occurs twice in the code) before pasting into the Insert > Video > Online Video textbox. You can edit the code in a text editor like Windows Notepad or Wordpad if you need an editor.
This information is derived from PPT Alchemy and a visual walkthrough is on this YouTube video:

Video by Ron Bosch

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