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Linking to a YouTube video

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YouTube has become the de facto destination for publishing and sharing video content, from entertainment to instruction manuals. PowerPoint 2007 allows you to show a YouTube video right inside your slide show. The first and most obvious way to show a YouTube video during your presentation is simply the link to it. Type in the link that you want and then when you play your slide show, you can click right on the link, and your favorite browser will open up and play the video. (video playing) If you would rather show the movie right on your slide, it's a little more complex. PowerPoint uses the ActiveX control Shockwave Flash Object in order to play Internet videos within your slideshow.

Linking to a YouTube video

YouTube has become the de facto destination for publishing and sharing video content, from entertainment to instruction manuals. PowerPoint 2007 allows you to show a YouTube video right inside your slide show. The first and most obvious way to show a YouTube video during your presentation is simply the link to it. Type in the link that you want and then when you play your slide show, you can click right on the link, and your favorite browser will open up and play the video. (video playing) If you would rather show the movie right on your slide, it's a little more complex. PowerPoint uses the ActiveX control Shockwave Flash Object in order to play Internet videos within your slideshow.

For Shockwave Flash to work on your computer, you will have to meet some minimum requirements. First, you will have to have an active and fast Internet connection. You'll also need Flash Player 10 and Windows Media 10, or higher. Please do note that if you're going to link to copyrighted material, it's important that you obtain the owner's approval before you use or distribute content that you did not create. In your browser, go to the web site that contains the video you want to link to, click on the URL in the address bar, and then copy it.

Now, I will go back my PowerPoint presentation. Let me hit Escape, and I will go back to slide 4. The next thing that we need to do is add the Developer tab to the Ribbon. Click up on the Office button in the upper left-hand corner and then go down to PowerPoint Options at the very bottom right. In the Popular section, the third check mark down says Show Developer tab in the Ribbon. And click OK. Now you have a brand-new tab. Click on it. Click on the More Controls button in the Controls group.

It's the one that has a hammer and a wrench with the dot, dot, dot on it. In the list of controls, scroll down to the S's and look for Shockwave Flash Object. If you don't see it, that means you need the latest version of Flash; go to adobe.com/products/flash player to download and install it. As soon as you are done, check to see if it's on this list; if it's not, you may need to quit PowerPoint or restart your computer. But once you have Shockwave, click on it and then click OK. Drag on your slide where you want to draw the control, starting in the upper left-hand corner and ending in the lower right.

Don't worry if it's not exactly where you need it to be, or not exactly the right size. If you need to resize the control, you can click on the sizing handles. If you need to move it, pick it up by clicking your arrow in the middle of the box and dragging where you need it to go. You can also fine-tune its location using the up, down, left, and right arrows on your keyboard. Now, go up to the Ribbon and choose the Properties button. You can use the lower right-hand corner to resize it, if it's too skinny. Now click on the Movie property and then right-click on it and paste.

We need to edit this path. Click after question mark and Backspace over watch. Then erase the equal sign and change it to a forward slash. Then close your Properties. Now let's play our slide show. The control goes to the Internet, finds the YouTube video. I'll press Play. When I Play the slide show, my YouTube video appears, and I can click on the arrow in the middle to play it.

(Female speaker: Welcome to Hansel and Petal. We are a full-service florist, specializing in weddings and--) Note that you do have standard YouTube Controls at the bottom; here is volume, for example. Press Escape to go back to Normal view. If you're not confident that you will have a live Internet connection when you give your presentation, an alternative would be to download the YouTube video and insert it directly into your slide show. 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 as a white 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 works. As of the publication of this course, PowerPoint for Mac does not yet support direct web video embedding. So if you will 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 slide show over the Internet or email, be aware that viewers on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may not be able see this video.

Last, if you'll be packaging your presentation to a CD as its own stand-alone movie, linked web site videos will not play; you'll need to take another approach. Being able to directly connect to YouTube or other video web sites right inside your PowerPoint presentation opens up a world of possibilities for accessing videos you already have online.

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PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

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  1. 1m 39s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 16m 43s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 49s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 54s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      6m 28s
    4. Working with video formats
      4m 32s
  3. 15m 41s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 32s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 20s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      2m 36s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 20s
    5. Playing a video using an action button
      1m 53s
  4. 23m 38s
    1. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 8s
    2. Playing a QuickTime movie
      4m 32s
    3. Playing a Flash animation
      3m 40s
    4. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      4m 42s
    5. Inserting a web page
      5m 36s
  5. 23m 7s
    1. Resizing a video
      3m 59s
    2. Cropping a video
      2m 51s
    3. Applying preset video styles
      3m 22s
    4. Designing a border
      4m 35s
    5. Adding shadows
      3m 25s
    6. Adding reflections
      1m 9s
    7. Adding glow effects
      1m 18s
    8. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 22s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 49s
    3. Playing full screen
      1m 55s
    4. Hiding a video
      2m 11s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 55s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 27s
    7. Playing a movie across slides
      3m 48s
    8. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      3m 46s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      3m 19s
  7. 14m 4s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 10s
    2. Improving playback performance
      4m 55s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      5m 59s
  8. 19m 26s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      2m 52s
    2. Embedding sounds
      3m 38s
    3. Inserting sounds from the clip art gallery
      4m 39s
    4. Inserting audio from a computer file
      2m 11s
    5. Playing a sound using an action button
      2m 46s
    6. Recording your own sounds
      3m 20s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 44s
    2. Playing audio automatically
      2m 50s
    3. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 36s
    4. Looping an audio clip
      3m 9s
    5. Delaying an audio clip
      1m 45s
    6. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 10s
    7. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 41s
  10. 12m 22s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 5s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      4m 13s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      3m 35s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 29s
  11. 23m 0s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 13s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 21s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      2m 33s
    4. Recording a narration
      11m 53s
  12. 16m 43s
    1. Running the Compatibility Checker
      1m 36s
    2. Converting files for PowerPoint 2010
      2m 26s
    3. Packaging a CD for travel
      3m 40s
    4. Creating a self-running presentation
      6m 54s
    5. Extracting media files
      2m 7s
  13. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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