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August 8, 2013

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Inserting/Embedding YouTube into PowerPoint – Won’t Play

I just ran into a real PITA trying to find this answer on google so I figured I’d repost what I found.  Basically when you try to go to insert>video>from a website in PowerPoint 2010 you will get and error if you are using the new code that youtube gives you if you right click the video and select copy embed code.  For example by doing that you will get something like this:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UGFk9MlPGTw?feature=player_detailpage" height="360" width="640" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>

However you need to go to the Share link and Embed, then select “Use old embed code” like the image below:

 

youtube embed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sooooo after doing this you used to be able to paste that code into the popup box for embedding in PowerPoint as described here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/embed-or-link-to-a-video-from-your-presentation-HA010374729.aspx

However the code has changed on YouTube and it doesn’t work so easily anymore.  Basically you need to change 2 things in the code that you have copied.

 

<object width="560" height="315" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="//www.youtube.com/v/UGFk9MlPGTw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed width="560" height="315" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="//www.youtube.com/v/UGFk9MlPGTw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowFullScreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object>

 

If you look there are two parts that say Version 3. I changed them to 2. Also the link to the video which is in there twice starts with // what needs to be there is Http:// So for example your code will look like this:

 

<object width="560" height="315" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UGFk9MlPGTw?version=2&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed width="560" height="315" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/UGFk9MlPGTw?version=2&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowFullScreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object>

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