Why can’t I embed a video in PowerPoint?

You can embed only YouTube videos in PowerPoint at this time.

Note: If you'd like PowerPoint to support videos from other channels, please send us your feedback.

Embed a YouTube video (the only video type PowerPoint supports)

  1. Find the YouTube video that you want to insert.

  2. Below the video frame, click Share, and click Embed.

    Click Share > Embed

  3. Right-click the iFrame embed code, and click Copy.

    Copy the iFrame embed code

  4. In PowerPoint, on the Insert tab, do one of the following:

    • In PowerPoint 2013 and 2016, click Video > Online Video. Right-click in the From a Video Embed Code box, click Paste to paste the embed code, and click the arrow.

    • In PowerPoint 2010, click Video > Video from Web Site. Right-click in the Insert Video From Web Site box, click Paste to paste the embed code, and click Insert.

  5. On the Slide Show tab, click From Current Slide to view and play the embedded video. You may need to click the video placeholder to get the preview image to appear the first time.

    Note:  If your video doesn’t embed correctly, read Requirements for using the PowerPoint YouTube feature and ensure that you have the necessary updates installed for your version of PowerPoint.

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