How to add YouTube videos into PowerPoint

A PowerPoint presentation can allow you to insert a YouTube Video or link so that you can play it during your presentation. The challenge is that most people don’t know how to embed a YouTube video in their presentation. Lucky for you, we are going to empower you on how to add YouTube videos to PowerPoint presentations with this article.

In some cases, to access video links during presentations, the user would copy links from slides and paste them into a browser. Of course, this might obstruct the flow of the presentation. It is also time consuming and unprofessional. Thus, to help you stay organised during presentations, we have provided a few brilliant tips on how to add YouTube videos to your PowerPoint presentations.

If you want to use our free wizard to customize the YouTube video before adding to PowerPoint click here.

The first step is to search for the name of your YouTube video.

Follow these simple steps;

  • Open YouTube on your preferred browser.
  • In the YouTube search box, type in a keyword of the video you wish to add to your presentation.
  • Once the results are displayed copy the name of the video.

The second step is adding the YouTube Video in your presentation.

Follow these simple steps;

  • Launch PowerPoint and open your presentation.
  • Add a new slide or click on the slide on which you would like to add to the video.

  • Navigate to the Insert tab.
  • On the Insert tab, click Video > Online Video (A YouTube search box will appear).
  • Type or paste the name of your YouTube video in the YouTube search box and press enter.

  • Your YouTube video will appear amongst the search results.
  • Click on it and then click insert at the bottom of the page.
  • Your YouTube video will be inserted into the page (you can drag and resize the video as you please).

Preview the YouTube Video on the PowerPoint Presentation

Once you have your YouTube video on your slide, you can select it, then click on the playback tab located on the PowerPoint ribbon. To preview your video on the slide, you will need to click preview, then click on the play button. You can also switch to the playback tab that is on the ribbon to make choices about when and how the video plays.

How to Improve the Playback of PowerPoint Embedded Videos

PowerPoint utilises the video playing technology of internet explorer to allow you to play videos that are embedded in your slides. Of course, you should install the latest version of internet explorer for best results. It will certainly ensure that your videos play smoothly. However, it is not an obligation to open the internet explorer browser while playing the video. PowerPoint makes use of its underlying technology to play the videos that you add to the presentation.

Therefore, in conclusion..,

Adding videos to PowerPoint presentation has become a common skill in the modern world. The practice adds value and meaning to your presentation. Extinct, are the days when you would insert the URL manually in a browser to play a YouTube video during a presentation.

It can take you less than 2 minutes to add a video to your PowerPoint presentation. You only need to connect to the internet, and your video will play smoothly as long as you followed the right procedure while embedding the video.

Embedding YouTube into your Prestashop Store Guide

PrestaShop installation might be a daunting process for many but running the store isn’t. It is the most modern Content Management System for online shops at the moment. In this guide, I’ll help you to embed YouTube videos into your PrestaShop Store. It is slightly tricky, isn’t it? You’ll find yourself more confident in the end of this tutorial.

 

  1. Log into your PrestaShop and Click on Catalogue Products as shown below:

Now, you can see your products list, if any.

Click on button to enter into details of your products.

Now you are on your Product Page.

Scroll down to Description which is next to Short Description.

Do check below.

Click on Tools Source Code as shown below:

And a new editor will pop-up to paste the embed code of your YouTube video.

Now grab your YouTube video embed code as shown below:

Set up necessary elements like video size, video titles, and frame controls. If you need more advanced options for customizing YouTube check out our free Embed wizard tool here, with other 30 customizations.

Now paste into your source code dialogue box.

And, check Preview:

 

There are paid modules for Prestashop which provide more flexibility to add YouTube videos but can be very expensive for a new store. Wish you good luck with your business!

 

How to Embed YouTube Videos in WooCommerce (Product Description etc)

So you want to embed a YouTube video in your wooCommerce pages but find it rather difficult. You are covered. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to embed YouTube videos in your product descriptions without any hassles.

Here we go!

The Direct Method

This is the easiest and simplest way to embed a YouTube video into your WooCommerce product descriptions  – but it’s only good if you don’t want to customize the Youtube video at all.

Step 1. Grab the URL of your YouTube video by clicking on the Share button on the YouTube site:

Step 2. Paste into your product description page at the end as shown below:

WARNING: Do not forget to change the editor mode from Visual to Text (highlighted in red) before pasting the YouTube URL, so you do not run into sudden page load.

Step 3. Click on button and see the changes.

See the following reference:

Checked the preview of your product description?

Satisfied… Happy Ending now!

Not Satisfied… Continue the hard way.

The Pro Method

In this section, we will discuss not only how to embed the articles but also how to resize and set different elements of the video frame the professional way.

Step 1. Grab the Embed Code of your YouTube video as shown below:

Step 2. Click on SHOW MORE and expand to use embed elements.

NB: If you need even more options for customizing the YouTube player we offer this free tool.

Step 3. Select a suitable video frame size.

Step 4. Adjust player controls and video title.

Step 5. Paste the code into WooCommerce editor as discussed in the previous section.

Step 6. Click to check if the video appears as you wish.

Step 7. Publish the changes.

And, you are done! Congratulations!

How to Embed YouTube Videos into Wix

Wix is an easy website design and development platform. It provides you with a drag and drops editor to build your wonderful website. In this tutorial, I’ll guide you how to make your YouTube videos appear into your Wix pages and make them look astonishing.

Understand the Editor

As soon as you log into your Wix editor you will see some interesting buttons in your left column as seen above.

  1. Click on button and you’ll see a list of several options.
  2. Hove on and expand the list further.
  3. Click or drag and drop/button. You’ll see a dummy image as following:

  1. Click on the video and you’ll get options to update the video as seen in the following image

  1. Pick the short Share URL, click on Change Video to display the Video Settings dialogue box.
  2. Paste the web address and click Update.

  1. You can also update video settings like whether video to autoplay or not, the video should be in a loop, and should the user be able to control the volume or not.
  2. You can also change the size of the video the easiest way.

So easy, isn’t it?

Yeah!

Direct Embed Using HTML Code

Now we’ll learn how to directly embed your HTML code and easily control the size of your video.

  1. Go to App Market and search HTML iFrame/Embed application as shown below.

  1. Click on settings button, select Code when the HTML Settings dialogue box pops up.

  1. Find your YouTube video ID (in the URL bar) and copy it to your clipboard (CTRL + C). Then paste it into the homepage on Youtube Video Embed and it’ll generate the output code you need.
  2. Copy and paste the code into the dialogue box, click update and you are done.

  1. Set desired width and height of the video either directly in code or stretch the flexible video frame.
  2. Click and you are good to go.

 

 

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Will Vimeo ever be Bigger than YouTube?

If you’ve ever watched a video online then the chances are you have visited the YouTube website to do it. But did you know that there are other websites out there that will allow you to watch, upload and share videos just like YouTube? In fact, there are many websites out there that offer the similar or even better functionality than YouTube. One of the largest of such websites is called Vimeo.

Vimeo was founded in November 2004 approximately a year earlier than YouTube, yet it only receives around 0.98% of the voice compared to YouTube’s 97.2%, and has only 100 million registered users compared to YouTube’s 1 billion. The main reason for this is thought to be that while the creators of Vimeo were developing it in their spare time alongside their college work, YouTube was heavily invested in by huge technology companies more or less from the outset, and then was sold to Google in 2006.

Despite the fact that YouTube is so much bigger, Vimeo is still pretty big. It still receives over 100 million visits every month, and makes around $40 million each year. So it’s no small fish, and it is probably YouTube’s biggest competitor, so is there any chance of Vimeo becoming bigger than YouTube in the future?

Probably not. For starters, the fact that YouTube already has over a billion registered users will mean that it will be pretty difficult to overtake. Although there are 7 billion people on the planet, there is still a massive potential audience for Vimeo, but the snowball effect will mean that as Vimeo continues to grow, so will YouTube. The difference is that YouTube will grow at a much larger rate as it has the financial capital and share in the video upload market to just keep growing.

It also helps that YouTube is owned by the largest search engine in the world, Google. When people search on Google and videos appear in the search result, statistically there will be more YouTube videos than any other website because of the fact that YouTube has so many more videos than the other video sharing websites.

There is also the fact that Google could show bias to its own products and therefore only return YouTube videos in search results. Google denies doing this, but there have been examples when this has in fact been the case. If Google is the largest search engine in the world and is not showing Vimeo videos in search results then it will be very difficult for Vimeo to become more popular.

One thing that may work in Vimeo’s favour is the fact that YouTube has so many ads these days. Ads appear before, after and now in the middle of some YouTube videos, which many people find extremely irritating. Vimeo offer a ‘Plus’ membership where advertisements will not be shown when members are logged in. Providing that this stays at good value for money, it could be a major reason for people to begin switched to Vimeo from YouTube.

There are also several other annoyances for YouTube users such as the fact that YouTube keep closing accounts, and the YouTube autoplay feature doesn’t work for a lot of people. These may be too much for some people to put up with and if they begin to search online for a YouTube alternative, Vimeo will be the most popular result.

Why did YouTube close my account?

If you have a website and you have been using YouTube as a method of driving traffic to your website, then you may want to take note. It would appear that Google – who have owned YouTube since late 2006 – are on a mission to clean up the internet by ridding it of spam and ensuring that all content created and published by webmasters is ‘useful’ to those who are reading it.

For many years, thousands upon thousands of people have been complaining that their YouTube accounts have been terminated with not so much as a warning, an explanation or any hope of getting them back. Today there seem to be no signs of things changing, as it is estimated that Google permanently deletes over 10,000 YouTube accounts every single day.

 

Why is this Happening?

Google’s official explanation for the sudden removal of accounts and uploaded videos is that such content is in violation of one or more of over a dozen different policies that they have created and enforced over the years. These policies have been designed and created in order to ensure that all videos uploaded are suitable for the YouTube audience.

As a result, all videos that are uploaded to the website are monitored in order to ensure that they do not violate any of these policies. Depending on the nature of the content of the video, it may be subject to further moderation and in many cases even manual review. YouTube account holders who upload too many videos that violate the strict policies will find that they are promptly banished from the website, and any subsequent accounts created afterwards – regardless of the actual content of the videos uploaded – will suffer from the same fate.

Why does my YouTube video not autoplay?

If you are a regular user of YouTube, then you will probably agree that one of the handiest things about it is the fact that it has the suggested videos and autoplay features. If you’re watching a video that you like then YouTube will automatically populate a long list of other, similar videos that you may also find interesting. Once your current video has finished playing, YouTube will then automatically play the next video in this populated list if you take no action.

The autoplay feature is great for situations such as parties where may want to just pick a song that you like and then let YouTube do the rest. This ‘set and forget’ method will enable you to play your favourite genre of music for many hours without having to do so much as press a button or click a mouse.

YouTube autoplay does come with one main disadvantage though. For many people, it simply doesn’t work. There’s nothing more annoying than watching a video on YouTube, and expecting more similar videos to play afterwards, only to find that the room goes silent and that nothing happens. If autoplay is not working for you the next time you’re trying to watch videos on YouTube, then try one of the methods that follow.

 

Make sure that Autoplay is enabled

Regardless of all of the other settings and options that you tweak and play with, if you haven’t enabled the autoplay feature on YouTube then it simply will not work. First thing’s first, make sure that autoplay is enabled when you’re watching a video. This is simple enough to do, as the autoplay button appears on the same page as any video that you may be watching. It’s a toggle switch that is highlighted blue if autoplay is enabled, or greyed out if it is not. If the button looks grey, simply click it once and wait for it to turn blue and for a tick to appear on the switch itself.

 

Check for Browser Profile Corruption Issues

If you’re one of the 15% of the internet population who use Firefox then the chances are that you will also be one of the people who have problems with the YouTube autoplay feature. Fortunately it’s a fairly simple fix, that just involved getting the latest version of the browser from Mozilla, and pasting a few lines of code into the profile in the AppData folder on your computer. Doing this and then restarting your browser will usually mean that autoplay starts to work again.

 

Alter the URL

If none of the above solutions work to enable autoplay on your YouTube video, then this little trick probably will. In your browser’s URL field where you typed in ‘https://www.youtube.com/’, simply add ‘?autoplay=1’ to the end of your video’s URL. This will set the value of the autoplay feature to ‘1’, which is translated into ‘true’ by the browser. The browser then knows to enable the autoplay feature on the video that you’re watching.

 

Disable AdBlock

People who are using various different internet browsers and have had problems with YouTube’s Autoplay feature in the past have found that the issue can often be resolved by disabling AdBlock. If you have AdBlock then you will find it under your browser’s add-ons or extensions, and adding YouTube as an exception will probably fix the issue so that autoplay works again. Of course the main disadvantage of this method is that you will be forced to watch the ads, and on YouTube there are a lot of them.

 

YouTube Web Video Stars

Can it really be only five years ago? YouTube is so culturally ingrained that thinking of a time before it existed is almost as mind-boggling as thinking of the pre-internet era itself. None the less, the site’s first video looks very much like the historical artefact it is. Uploaded on 23 April 2005 “Me at the zoo” is a poor-quality, 19-second clip featuring co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of San Diego Zoo’s elephant enclosure. He says: “The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really long, um… trunks.” He pauses. “And that’s pretty much all there is to say.”

Except of course, there was a lot more to say. Five years after Karim and two fellow PayPal employees Chad Hurley (now YouTube’s CEO) and Steve Chen (now chief technology officer) founded their video-sharing website, it hosts more than 120 million videos and 300 million accounts. Thanks to its founders, who sold it to Google a year after its inception for $1.65bn, the word “viral” now suggests a popular video before it does a nasty infection.

The site is a phenomenon that’s generated a whole culture of sub-phenomena with its canon of YouTube celebrities. Never before had anyone with a video camera been able to reach a potential audience of millions and for many – including pensioner Peter Oakley and BMX rider Danny MacAskill (both featured here) – they did so by accident. But when Hurley announced in 2007 that the site would start sharing advertising revenue with key “content providers” it meant that stars like Tay Zonday (also featured) were able to turn their hobby into financially viable, even lucrative, careers.

Tthe science behind what makes a video a hit and a vlogger a star remains vague. As Zonday says: “You could sooner herd cats than plan for the public to like or dislike something.” It’s an illuminating choice of phrase: cats are, of course, a pretty good bet. Likewise babies, though it’s still perplexing that a merely moderately amusing family moment is the most watched YouTube video of all time. “Charlie bit my finger” is a 56-second clip in which Charlie, aged one, bites the finger of his big brother Harry, aged three. It’s been viewed almost 177 million times.