Insert an online video in PowerPoint 2010

To play an online video in PowerPoint 2010, install an add-in named LiveWeb. This is a task for patient do-it-yourselfers. We've tried to outline the necessary steps carefully.

There are three procedures below to help you    The first two only need to be done once: They install and set up the add-in. Once those are completed, you can use the third procedure to insert an online video on a slide in PowerPoint 2010.

Click a section heading below to open it and see the detailed instructions:

  1. Close Office 2010.

  2. Go to the home page for the LiveWeb add-in, and click the download link for PowerPoint 2007/2010/2010/2016 (32bit/64-bit) users.

    Get the LiveWeb add-in from this download page

    A compressed file, is downloaded to your computer. To begin, you uncompress it to be able to use the files.

  3. In File Explorer, right-click the .zip file and choose Extract all.

    Right-click the compressed zip file to extract a file from it.
  4. In the Extract dialog box, select the Show the extracted files when complete option, and then click Extract.

    The Extract dialog box

    The uncompressed file is copied to your computer.

  5. Double-click lwsetup.exe to start installing the LiveWeb add-in on your computer.

    Double-click lwsetup.exe to start installing the LiveWeb add-in.

    Next you'll walk through a series of options before the add-in is installed on your computer.

  6. Click Yes to allow the app to make changes to your device.

    Allow the add-in to make changes to your device
  7. In the InstallShield Wizard dialog box, click Next.

  8. Read the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.

    (You must accept the license agreement to be able to use the add-in.)

  9. The default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\Shyam Pillai\LiveWeb. Change it if you want to, and then click Next.

  10. All the options are now configured: Click Install.

    With all the options established, begin the installation
  11. Wait until the installation is completed and then click Finish to exit the installation process. You're ready to use the add-in now.

  1. Open Office 2010 from your Start menu.

  2. On the File tab of the toolbar ribbon, click Options.

    On the File tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010, click Options
  3. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, select the Trust center from the left pane, and then click Trust Center Settings.

  4. In the Trust Center dialog box, in Macro Settings, select Disable all macros with notification and then click OK.

    Select "Disable all macros with notification" and then click OK

    The Trust Center doesn’t disable the macros automatically this way. It makes you choose whether to enable or disable them yourself. In this case, we'll choose to enable them.

  5. In the left panel of the dialog box, click ActiveX Settings, select Prompt me before enabling all controls with minimal restrictions, and then click OK.

  6. Select Add-Ins from the left pane. From the Manage list, at the bottom, select PowerPoint Add-ins and then click Go.

    Open the list of PowerPoint Add-ins, and then click Go
  7. Click Add New to add the LiveWeb add-in to your list.

  8. Browse to the folder where you installed LiveWeb in step 9 of the previous procedure, select LiveWeb.ppam and then click OK.

    Select LiveWeb.ppam and then click OK.

The LiveWeb add-in is installed and ready to be used in PowerPoint 2010.

Sometimes the add-in doesn’t appear in the list, but it will work properly. Click Close and read the following steps to use it.

  1. In your web browser, go to YouTube. Locate the video that you want to insert on a slide. Copy the https: address of the web page.

  2. In PowerPoint 2010, on the Insert tab of the Ribbon, near the right end, click the Web Page button.

    The LiveWeb add-in is found on the Insert tab of the Ribbon, at the far right end

    The LiveWeb dialog box opens.

  3. In the dialog box, click Next.

  4. In the top box, paste the address (from step 1) of the video you want to insert. Then click Add, and then Next.

    Paste the https address of the video you want to insert
  5. Ensure that the Yes, refresh web page automatically (real-time update) box is checked, and then click Next.

  6. In step #3, Click Next unless you first want to change any optional settings for your video.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Click OK in the message box.

    Save your presentation. Now you're ready to test the video in Slide Show.

  9. Press F5 to start Slide Show. Once the video starts, press the Full-screen button to expand the video frame.

    Press the Full-screen button to expand the video frame
  10. If the screen looks like this after switching to full screen, press Ctrl+Plus sign once on your keyboard to expand the video:

    If the video doesn't yet fill the screen, press Ctrl and the Plus sign once to endlarge the video frame

    At this point, the video should fill the screen.

  11. Click Play, if necessary, to begin the video.

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