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Why can't I view an embeded Youtube link in powerpoint?

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Why can't I view an embeded Youtube link in powerpoint?

MrLoganyc
This is driving me crazy. I have a powerpoint presentation (Office 2010) and I embedded a youtube video into it. I am following all of the steps, and it takes the embedded link. Except that when I try to run the slideshow I get an error telling me "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is locate on the internet, connect to the internet. If the file is located on a removable storage card insert the storage card" Thing is, I AM connected to the internet. I have looked at security settings, nothing seems out of wack. This WORKS on another user's PC without any discernable add-ons. Just not on mine, or the person who needs it to work on theirs.
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markp24

here are some instructions on posting a ppt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUcZG38_hoI

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MrLoganyc

I don't think you understand I want to view Youtube in PowerPoint. Not PowerPoint ON youtube..

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markp24

ahh i see im sorry had it backwards,

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MrLoganyc

Thank you. I know the procedure. That isn't the issue. Powerpoint uses WMP to play the files within PP. However when PP looks to WMP to play the file, it craps out saying that it can not access the file, even though I am on the internet. I am sure it is something I haven't checked off, but for the life of me I can' t figure out what.

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MrLoganyc

Thank you, but it works on another PC without any plug ins, and I am on a company domain. Can't go adding plug ins all willy nilly lol. I will keep that in mind for my home pc though. Thank you.

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MrLoganyc

The correct version of Flash Player was not installed. I had a 32bit version on a 64bit machine. Works fine for visiting websites, but WMA didn't understand it. Put in the 64bit version and Voila!!

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ettubrute

How did you determine you were using 32bit version? Mine won't play either but my message says I need to use the latest version of flashplayer but no matter what version I use the message won't go away..

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jsrw

Here's the answer:
Video from web - wrong version of Flash
http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/PowerPoint_Flash_Player_Version.html

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Sandra Byrne

And THAT doesn't work either. I am tearing my hair out!! Tried other geek remedies as well and STILL it will not play - uninstalled Flash Player and reinstalled it. Rebooted + + +_ I am desperate - presentation in a few days!! HELP please! I think it is my operating system - Windows XP Professional 32 bit.

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Drover1000

Copy the YouTube code as per usual. Paste the code in a text editor. Delete both instances of version=3 Copy the remaining code and paste it into PowerPoint as per usual.

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Dr. Campbell

AN EASY FIX: The problem appears to by that Microsoft's attempt to make things easier to embed YouTube videos backfired. After searching for the answer I found a number of answers and videos that (with good intentions) worked for the author but not for me or my students at the University. Here is a method that works for all of us at the University---note: that doesn't mean it will work in EVERY situation, but it sure worked for us. The process involves a minor edit to the OLD Embed code. I've found several answers on the Net that also suggest doing a minor edit but, be forewarned, they didn't work consistently--and mostly they don't work at all. However my method does consistently work and I hope it will for you too. HERE'S THE ANSWER: Run a little video that I prepared for my MS Office 2010 class. After posting the video EVERY student in the class (using their own various computers at home) was able to insert a working YouTube Video. Please copy the following link, then go to your Browser and paste it in. Once at the YouTube Website run the video. I hope it works as well for you as it did for us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw3c3lK6vE0
Good Luck: Dr. Campbell

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pazkuf

Worked for me. Thanks!!