Today I was asked by a colleague to show him how to embed a YouTube video into a Powerpoint presentation in such a way that only part of the video will play. I didn’t know how to do this, and I was so chuffed when I figured it out that I decided to record this triumph in a blog post. It’s the little things.
- Find the YouTube video
- Click Share
- Click Embed
- Right-click on that line of code and select Copy
- In Powerpoint, from the top Insert tab:
- Click on the little down arrow under Video (to the right)
- Select ‘Video from web site’
- Paste in the code you copied in step 1. Example:
- Now add in your version of the following text after the YouTube ID — in the above example, the YouTube ID is 6502rreoDhQ
Where start=2 means start playing the video 2 seconds into it
And end = 12 means stop playing the video 12 seconds into it
And autoplay=0 means I don’t want the video to immediately start playing when I show that slide
So your final embed code is this:
And that’s it — your Powerpoint file now contains a slide with this little video playing only from second 2 until second 12.
A final tip: when you insert the video clip like this into the slide, the video window is not that large. Simply drag a corner of the video within your slide to resize, make it bigger, place it wherever, as you usually would within Powerpoint.
Now then: I attempted to do the above on a Mac running Powerpoint 2011, but I could not see how to insert a video from a website. It did not offer that option. If anyone knows how to do this on a Mac, I’d greatly appreciate the shared wisdom.
Terese Bird, Educational Designer, Leicester Medical School