How do I Download YouTube Videos to a Powerpoint Slide?

By Leigh Thompson

Using video and photos in a PowerPoint presentation generates interest from the audience. YouTube is the repository for an enormous amount of video clips. Adding a video clip to your slideshow further enhances your presentation. Before a video is added to a slideshow, that video must be downloaded from YouTube to your computer. Third-party software is required to do this. There are several freeware YouTube plug-ins available on CNET.

Download a YouTube Plug-In Wizard

Step 1

Go to the CNET website to download a free YouTube plug-in.

Step 2

Type the word YouTube into the search box.

Step 3

Choose a plug-in such as YouTube Downloader, 1-Click YouTube Downloader or VideoSlurp YouTube Downloader. Click the Download button.

Step 4

Go to YouTube and open the video that you want to add to your PowerPoint slide. Copy and paste the URL to the video.

Step 5

Open your YouTube plug-in software. Enter the video URL into the program. Choose a download destination folder. Click the option to Download.

Download Video to a PowerPoint Slide

Step 1

Open the Microsoft PowerPoint slide where you want the video.

Step 2

Click Insert from the top menu bar. Choose Movie and then Movie from File.

Step 3

Find your YouTube video on your computer. It is located in the file you designated as your download destination folder.

Step 4

Select how you want the movie to start: -- automatically or when clicked.

Step 5

Re-size the video and drag it to the correct location on the slide.