How to Put Embedded Youtube Video in PowerPoint 2010

Embedding a Youtube video in your PowerPoint 2010 presentation is an excellent way to make it more engaging and dynamic. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Find the Youtube Video You Want to Embed

First, go to Youtube and find the specific video you want to embed in your PowerPoint presentation. Make sure it is relevant to your content.

Get the Embed Code

Once you have selected the Youtube video:

  • Click the “Share” button below the video
  • Click the “Embed” tab
  • Highlight and copy the entire embed code shown in the box

Paste the Embed Code in PowerPoint

Next, open the PowerPoint presentation and go to the slide where you want the video to be embedded.

  • Click on the “Insert” tab
  • Click the drop-down arrow below “Video”
  • Select “Video from Web Site”
  • Right click on the dialog box and select “Paste” to paste the embed code
  • Click “Insert”

The video should now be embedded in your PowerPoint slide.

Resize and Position the Embedded Video

  • Click on the embedded video to display the Video Tools/Format tab
  • Use the options to resize the video as needed
  • Drag and move the video to desired position on slide

Set Video Playback Options

  • On Video Tools/Playback tab, select playback options:
    • Automatically or on click
    • Loop video
    • Hide video controls
    • Rewind video after playing

Preview and Test the Embedded Video

  • Click “Slide Show” tab
  • Start from current slide to preview and ensure the embedded video plays properly

Other Embed Options

Instead of embedding the actual video, you can also:

  • Insert a screenshot of the video
  • Hyperlink an image to the Youtube video to play in a web browser

Video File Formats Supported

For PowerPoint 2010, the recommended video format is .wmv files. Other supported formats include:

  • .mp4
  • .mov
  • .avi
  • .mpe
  • .mpg
  • .mpeg

For best results, compress videos to smaller file sizes before inserting into PowerPoint.

Convert Video Files

If you have the video file stored locally on your computer, use a video converter software to convert it to a supported file format before embedding.

Some top video converters include:

  • HandBrake
  • Adapter
  • CloudConvert
  • WinX Video Converter

Embed Videos Stored Locally

To embed a video stored on your computer:

  • Click the “Insert” tab > Click “Video” > Select “Video from File”
  • Browse and select the local video file
  • Click “Insert”

Insert As Link Instead of Embedding

If you want to reduce file size, insert a hyperlink to the video instead of embedding it:

  • Click the “Insert” tab > Click “Hyperlink”
  • Choose video file or enter URL to online video
  • Set hyperlink on image or text

Add Visual Interest

Consider adding shapes, text boxes or images over the video to highlight key points or add captions.


Embedding videos makes presentations more engaging, helps emphasize key information and improves audience retention. By following the simple steps above, you can easily insert and customize Youtube videos in your PowerPoint 2010 presentations.