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Linking to a YouTube video

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YouTube.com has become the de facto destination for publishing and sharing video content, from entertainment to instruction manuals. Hulu.com is where the television networks publish recent episodes of your favorite TV shows. PowerPoint 2010 allows you to show a YouTube or Hulu video right inside your slideshow, as long as you have a fast internet connection. Online web video tools are built right into PowerPoint to make the job as easy as it could be. Your computer does have its own minimum requirements for implementing this technique though. You'll need Flash Player 10 plus and Windows Media 10 or higher, and please do note that if you are going to link to copyright a material, it's important that you obtain the owner's approval before you use or distribute content that you did not create.

Linking to a YouTube video

YouTube.com has become the de facto destination for publishing and sharing video content, from entertainment to instruction manuals. Hulu.com is where the television networks publish recent episodes of your favorite TV shows. PowerPoint 2010 allows you to show a YouTube or Hulu video right inside your slideshow, as long as you have a fast internet connection. Online web video tools are built right into PowerPoint to make the job as easy as it could be. Your computer does have its own minimum requirements for implementing this technique though. You'll need Flash Player 10 plus and Windows Media 10 or higher, and please do note that if you are going to link to copyright a material, it's important that you obtain the owner's approval before you use or distribute content that you did not create.

I'll click the slide where I want to add my video. I'll use my fourth slide, Test of Our Longer TV Spot. In your browser, go to the website that contains the video you want to link to, such as YouTube or Hulu. If you're using our exercise files, simply right click on the link on your screen and choose Open Hyperlink. This will take you to YouTube's web site. Under the video, there's a button labeled Share. Click on it and additional info will appear below the video.

The first link is the URL of the video, but it's not the one we're looking for. This is the one you will use on a website or in an email message. Instead, click on this Embed button a little further down. The embedding code we need shows up here, but before we copy and paste it, let's refine it first for our own needs. Let's start with the four checkboxes. If you do want to Show suggestive videos when the video finishes, put a check mark here, but for most PowerPoint presentations we don't want to surf to other related videos, so I'll leave it unchecked.

The next two checkboxes add a level of security, but I don't want any barriers to playing my YouTube video, so I'll leave them unchecked. There's a check box at the bottom that says Use old embed code. This switches the code from an iframe to object-based. I'm going to turn it on. I found that the new iframe code doesn't always work in PowerPoint, but the old code works 100% of the time. Next, we can pick the size of the video on our screen. You can click on one of the four defaults or you can type your own.

Notice that as I click on each one, the embed code in the box above is automatically updated. I can also customize the size to suit my own needs. For our presentation, I want my video to be 700 pixels wide, which is in between these two presets. So in the Width box, I'll type 700. The Height box updates itself proportionally. I could also, if I wanted, specify the Height and the Width would change but I'll keep that at 700. Now that I've set my dimensions, go up to the Embed code box. Click in it, right-click on it.

Choose Copy and then go back to your PowerPoint presentation. Back in PowerPoint, click on the Insert Ribbon. Go over to the far right to the Video button by clicking on the dropdown and choose Video from Web Site. In the Dialog box, right-click and paste your embed code. Click Insert. Now we have a black box on our slide. I'll move it over, double click on it, and you can see the video itself. You can press Play to preview it.

(Music playing) Notice that you do have standard YouTube controls at the bottom. Here's the Volume. (Female speaker: ?weddings and corporate? they'll do fabulous (inaudible), local deliveries, really the sky's the limit. We also have gifts?) Since we are viewing a live YouTube video through PowerPoint and not on the webpage itself, some of the controls on the right side may not work for you. For instance, I can't click on Full Screen.

Now here are a few notes and issues you may run into. First, even though they're called embed codes you are truly linking to the video, not embedding it in your presentation. If you don't have an Internet connection, the video will just show up as a black square and won't be playable. Before you step in front of a live audience, be sure to test your presentation to make sure your Internet connection is fast and reliable. Next, most web sites that contain videos include an embed code, but not all of them. If the web site doesn't offer you an embed link, you'll need your own copy instead.

You can't apply video effects to link website videos. That means no shadows, no reflections, or other special formatting. As of the publication of this course, PowerPoint for Mac does not yet support direct web video embedding. So, if you'll be delivering or sharing your presentation on a Mac, your audience may not be able to see this video. Also, PowerPoint's web embedding codes use the Shockwave Flash Player. If you're planning to deliver your slideshow over the internet or e-mail, be aware that viewers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may not be able to see this video.

Last, if you'll be exporting your presentation into its own standalone movie as your final output, linked web site videos will not play. You'll need to find a way to download and embed the media directly into your slideshow. Being able to directly connect to YouTube or other video websites right inside your PowerPoint presentation, opens up a world of possibilities for accessing videos you already have online without adding to your file size.

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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

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Alicia Katz Pollock
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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 20m 45s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 58s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 57s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      8m 35s
    4. Working with video formats
      6m 15s
  3. 22m 4s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 21s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 55s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      3m 10s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 45s
    5. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 23s
    6. Inserting a video using an action button
      1m 30s
  4. 23m 23s
    1. Inserting a QuickTime video
      6m 3s
    2. Playing a Flash animation
      6m 0s
    3. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      5m 58s
    4. Inserting a web page
      5m 22s
  5. 34m 6s
    1. Trimming a video
      5m 54s
    2. Fading in and out
      4m 23s
    3. Cropping a video
      4m 6s
    4. Selecting a poster frame
      1m 53s
    5. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 40s
    6. Recoloring a video
      2m 50s
    7. Adding video bookmarks
      3m 10s
    8. Synchronizing text captions with bookmarks
      9m 10s
  6. 10m 32s
    1. Resizing a video
      4m 34s
    2. Playing a video in a shape
      2m 2s
    3. Using a video as a slide background
      3m 56s
  7. 29m 3s
    1. Applying a preset video style
      2m 48s
    2. Designing a border
      3m 59s
    3. Adding shadows
      2m 52s
    4. Adding reflections
      2m 39s
    5. Adding glow effects
      2m 16s
    6. Adding soft edges
      1m 45s
    7. Applying 3D rotation
      3m 50s
    8. Applying bevels and 3D formatting
      6m 26s
    9. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  8. 22m 34s
    1. Setting the volume
      1m 13s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      57s
    3. Play full screen
      1m 1s
    4. Hiding a video
      1m 16s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 50s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    7. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    8. Showing and hiding media controls
      1m 1s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      5m 5s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      2m 46s
    11. Playing a video across multiple slides
      3m 12s
  9. 13m 0s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 7s
    2. Improving playback performance
      3m 43s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      6m 10s
  10. 13m 18s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      3m 7s
    2. Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery
      3m 15s
    3. Inserting audio from a computer file
      1m 56s
    4. Recording your own sounds
      3m 35s
    5. Playing audio in an external application
      1m 25s
  11. 24m 44s
    1. Setting the sound clip volume
      1m 5s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 23s
    3. Trimming an audio clip
      3m 52s
    4. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 18s
    5. Fading sounds in and out
      59s
    6. Looping a sound clip
      2m 23s
    7. Delaying an audio clip
      2m 31s
    8. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    9. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 13s
    10. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 5s
    11. Adding and removing audio bookmarks
      2m 42s
  12. 18m 19s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 10s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      3m 46s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      2m 12s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 28s
    5. Triggering actions with audio bookmarks
      7m 43s
  13. 21m 7s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 10s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 23s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      3m 26s
    4. Recording a narration
      9m 8s
  14. 23m 12s
    1. Checking and optimizing media compatibility
      3m 8s
    2. Converting media to earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 17s
    3. Converting media from earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 37s
    4. Compressing media files
      3m 47s
    5. Saving as a movie
      4m 48s
    6. Packaging a presentation for travel
      3m 43s
    7. Extracting media asset files
      2m 52s
  15. 45s
    1. Goodbye
      45s

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