How to Share a YouTube Video-embedded PowerPoint Presentation at School Where YouTube is Blocked


If you have watched a clip of YouTube video and want to embed it onto a PowerPoint presentation to share it with your classmates, but find that YouTube is blocked from your school. What to do next?

Al K posed a “Hard” question on Yahoo! Answers site saying that “I am embedding a video onto PowerPoint here at home (from YouTube), and I plan on putting that PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive, and then bringing it to school. But, if school has YouTube blocked (privacy reasons) and I pull up the presentation, can the video I embedded still work?

As we all know, one of the key features of YouTube is the ability of users to view its videos on web pages outside the site. Each YouTube video is accompanied by a piece of HTML, which can be used to embed it in social networking pages, blogs and even PowerPoint (How to play YouTube video in PowerPoint 2003/2007).

Embed YouTube video into PowerPoint without having to download it is so attractive and convenient, but some certain requirements must be fulfilled:

  • 1. Make sure your computer can play flash video (Download Adobe Flash Player).
  • 2. Make sure you can access to YouTube freely.

What we can learn from the question raised by AL K is that he can embed a YouTube video at home, but fortunately YouTube is blocked from his school. In other words, the PowerPoint presentation with online YouTube video embedded does not work.

Some schools have blocked access to YouTube, because there are some many controversial or inappropriate contents, or even citing they do not have the ability to determine what sort of video material might be accessed by students.

If you insist on embedding the YouTube video, what you have to do now is to download YouTube video with FREE YouTube downloader, and then convert the output format from FLV to AVI with the help of FREE FLV converter.

Next, you can insert the AVI video into your PowerPoint presentation in this way (taking PowerPoint 2010 as an example):

  • Step 1: Click Video on the Insert tab and then choose Movie from File.
  • Step 2: Navigate to your folder and select the video you like and then click OK.


  • 1. Only video in formats of AVI, MPEG and WMV can be inserted in this way
  • 2. Keep your video in the same folder as your presentation to ensure the link will still work on other computer. However, you should test the video on a new machine constantly just for verification. Re-insert the movie, if necessary.

You can choose to convert PowerPoint to video once for all with the help of Moyea PPT to Video Converter. Additionally, you can check various PPT-to-Video conversion samples here.

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