Why insert Flash movies or YouTube movies in your PowerPoint presentation?
There are a number of reasons why you may want to insert Flash or YouTube movies in your presentation. Some of them are:
You may want to show the demo movie on your website to your
audience. Instead of connecting to the net, you may insert the flash
movie on your slide directly
You may want to show an inspirational move clip on YouTube to motivate your team
You may want to combine the power of Flash and PowerPoint to take your presentation to the next level
No matter what your reasons are, the technique you are about to learn in this tutorial will help you immensely.
Watch the video tutorial to learn to embed Flash movie in your PowerPoint slide:
Here are the Tutorial steps for easy reference:
Go to Microsoft Office button -> PowerPoint Options -> Popular tab -> Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon
On the Developer tab select ‘More controls’ option
On the ‘More Controls’ menu – select ‘Shockwave Flash Object’
Drag the cursor on the slide to draw and resize the play area for the flash movie
Right click on the area marked X and go to ‘Properties’
On the Properties tab, set ‘Embed Movie’ option as ‘True’
Click on the Movie tab and type the complete file path.
example - F:\\Ramgopal\Flash gallery\2gallery.swf (You may type a
URL where the flash movie is located. For example –
http://www.sitename.com/filename.swf) (Additional steps to insert
Youtube video below.)
If you want the flash movie to play automatically when the slide appears, set the ‘Playing’ property as ‘True’.
Close the tab and save your presentation. When you watch the slide on slideshow mode, you can enjoy your flash movie
Follow the exact steps as shown above. The only difference is in Step 7.
When you click on the ‘Movie’ tab, type the URL of the YouTube video
you want to include. However, you need to change the URL slightly to
make it possible to play on your slide. Here are the steps for the
Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to embed, onto a notepad
Replace the ‘=’ sign with ‘ ⁄ ’
For example: The following URL
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If you do not want to use flash, you can create a product showcase like the above in PowerPoint itself. Learn how to create Looping Introduction slides here.