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[3 Ways] How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

One way to level up your PowerPoint presentation is to include video content in some of your slides. It allows you to take a small break from presenting and makes your presentation colorful. But how can you add a video into the PowerPoint you make? To make sure you're as prepared as possible, we give you a guide on how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. There are two ways included. You may choose one way based on your personal situation.

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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

When you want to insert a video in PowerPoint, it is likely that you are under two different circumstances: with an internet connection or without an internet connection. The operations are different under these two different situations. Therefore, we will tell you how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint accordingly.

Situation 1. Adding a Video from Your Computer

If you have a video saved on your computer, it couldn't be easier to add it to a PowerPoint presentation. There are two ways to embed a downloaded YouTube video in PowerPoint. 

Method 1. Go to the slide where you'd like to place your video > From the top toolbar, choose "Insert", then "Video" > Choose "Movie from file" > Go through your file and select the video you want to add.

Method 2. For an even simpler import, just locate the file on your computer and drag & drop it onto the correct slide in PowerPoint.

add a video from your computer

Once your video has been imported from your computer, you can click the "Video Format" tab to crop, rotate, and resize the video added. But if you need to make advanced edits, like trimming, filtering, changing speed, adding background music, or adding text, you'll need to use a professional video editor like EaseUS Video Editor.

Situation 2. Adding a Video from the Web

PowerPoint also allows you to embed videos from major web platforms like YouTube. If you have an internet connection right now, you may just add a video from YouTube online. The operation is as simple as possible, you may follow the tutorial: Click "Insert", then "Video" > After that, select "Online Movie" to copy a link to a video from any major video platform online.

add a video from the web 

Now, the video on YouTube is successfully imported to PowerPoint. Once it has been imported to PowerPoint, you can resize and arrange it on the slide, and play it during your slideshow, as long as you have a quick and stable internet connection. Still, you may use video editing software to make advanced edit to the video inserted.

Edit the Video Before You Embed It

Inserting a video in PowerPoint is likely to make your presentation more intriguing. However, if the video is roughly made, that wouldn't take effect. Therefore, you need to make sure that the video you put in the PPT is well-edited. You cannot change other people's videos directly on YouTube. But you can download the video and edit it on a professional video editor. Now, we give you some useful video editing tools.

Tool 1. EaseUS Video Editor ( for Windows)

EaseUS Video Editor is a useful tool for you. This video editing software for PC is extremely good at perfecting your videos. You can use it to add text, sticker, voiceover, filter, subtitles to a video to make it comprehensive. Or you can use it to convert files, for instance, you may want to convert MKV to MP4, convert MOV to MP4, convert MP4 to MP3, etc.

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Moreover, you can use it to make videos from the elements you have. For example, you can make a slideshow with music, make an instructional video, and make a slow-motion video, etc. In a word, this tool can make your videos look much better than before. Now let's take a look at how you can use it.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Editor

You'll see there are 4:3 and 16:9 modes for your choice. Select the correct mode based on your original video aspect ratio or the websites that your video will be uploaded to.

select your mode

Step 2. Import Videos

You can import the media that you are going to edit, apply texts/filters/overlays/transitions to the video clips. If you install and run the program for the first time, you can learn how to use the basic editing functions step by step via the prompts.

import video files

Step 3. Add to Project

Add video clips to the timeline panel by dragging and dropping from the Media Library. You can also right-click the clips in the "Media" and choose "Add to Project" to load them to the timeline.

add to project

Step 4. Edit Videos

Right-click the video and select "Edit".

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Then, you can split, trim, speed, rotate, add watermark or enhance video clips.

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Step 5. Export Projects

Click "Export" in the Toolbar to export the project. There are four available ways to save the project.

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Tool 2. iMovie ( for Mac)

If you are using a Mac, you must be familiar with iMovie. iMovie is a widely used video editing application on Mac. It is an entry-level video clip editing tool to help you produce visual stories from photos and videos. It gives you access to themes, templates, and tools for adding music, titles, and effects. In addition, it lets you control video speed (speed up or slow down), include green screen effects for changing backgrounds, put in picture-in-picture or split screens, and add or edit audio elements. You can download iMovie from the App Store.

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  • Zero-cost solution video editing tool for Mac and iOS devices
  • Easy to navigate and simple to use with intuitive features
  • Allows for quick creation of short videos and sharing them online

Tool 3. Final Cut Pro (for Mac OS)

Final Cut Pro is Apple's premier professional video editing software for macOS users. It gives you the ability to import, share, and edit videos from a variety of cameras and devices with support for multiple formats. The main functions of it are trimming, add effects to a video. It also supports audio enhancement, color correction, closed captions, multimedia management, and project workflow. Besides, the software allows you to integrate dozens of third-party tools, devices, content, and plug-ins as an extendable platform.

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  • Advanced tools for video/audio editing, motion graphics, and delivery
  • Built on 64-bit architecture for handling complex projects and effects
  • Extendable workflow via integration with dozens of external tools


To sum up, we gave you two ways to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint under different circumstances. Apart from that, we gave you three useful tools to perfect your videos to be inserted. From our perspective, it is the best choice to edit the YouTube video you want to embed in your PPT before you actually add it. For Windows users, we strongly recommend you to download and install EaseUS Video Editor from the official website.

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