Video Embeds in Powerpoint 2003

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I have received a lot of requests recently from people wanting to embed videos in Powerpoint. This looks a lot better than simply having a link to an online video, which opens the browser and then loads the video in a messy Youtube or other online video site page.

Basically there are two ways to do this.

  • Emebed a shockwave flash object which links directly to the youtube flash video file (or other online flash video) to the powerpoint that you. This assumes that during the presentation there will be an internet connection. The big advantage is that you don't need to worry about video formats, because the flash format works great. Below is an example of how to do this with a Youtube Video in Powerpoint 2003.


  • Embed an actual video file which is located on your computer. If you have a video on your hard drive which you would like to embed This has the benefit of not needing a live internet connection, however, it is important to remember that the video file is not actually a part of the powerpoint file and therefore if you copy the powerpoint to another computer or a jumpdrive or anything like that you will need to also copy the video file over.