This tutorial describes how to insert YouTube video and other videos into your PowerPoint Presentations on Mac and PC. PowerPoint for Windows and PowerPoint for the Mac support different video formats. As long as you can choose the suitable video types for your PPT, you can insert YouTube videos to your PowerPoint presentations on both Mac and PC.
In order to put a YouTube video into a PowerPoint Presentation, basically you will need to:
1. Download the video from YouTube
2. Import the movie into PowerPoint
Before you can download a YouTube video, you must install a capture/converter program. Here we recommend DVD to iPad Converter for Mac by Socusoft. It is an all-in-one video audio converter for media players such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PSP, mobile, etc.
Steps to download video from YouTube and embed into PowerPoint:
Step 3. Open YouTube website on browser, choose and play a video, here we pick up Dennis Rodman Emotional Hall of Fame Speech from URL:
Step 4. Copy and paste the above URL from your browser address bar to the “Video Link” field of the YouTube Downloader within DVD to iPad Converter for Mac, click “Download” button on the lower right hand corner.
Step 5. Run PowerPoint for Mac.
In PowerPoint 2008, turn on the Movie toolbar by using the VIEW menu. From the VIEW menu choose the submenu TOOLBARS and then MOVIE.
The first button on the toolbar is INSERT MOVIE. Click it.
Select the movie in the dialog box, then click the CHOOSE button.
Step 6. Preview and play the downloaded Youtube Video on your PowerPoint.
1． If you are using the windows version of PowerPoint on a PC, click on the Insert menu and choose Movie to import the downloaded youtube video to play in PowerPoint.
2． PowerPoint for Windows PC support many video formats. However PowerPoint for the Mac supports mainly AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG. When you download a YouTube video to your Mac, you may need to convert the Youtube video to above formats.
3． DVD to iPad Converter for Mac from Socusoft can convert and save videos directly from Youtube. You do not need to convert the downloaded YouTube videos for PowerPoint for Mac. This powerful built-in YouTube downloader can download Youtube videos and save them directly as MP4, FLV, 3GP, HD MP4 on your Mac. In this case, we leave the video to the default MP4 which works with PowerPoint for Mac or Windows.