How can I embed a Screencast-video in PowerPoint

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I can embed a Youtube-Video in PowerPoint: it works fine. When I do the same with the Screencast-code ("Embed on your page") and start the presentation no video is shown.
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Frape

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
I am not an expert on this topic so some of my team members might need to jump in here as well.

However, I did do a bit of research on this and it seems that Microsoft has included a special plug-in in PowerPoint for embedding YouTube videos. From what I can see, no other video embed code is supported at this time.

They have this to say about YouTube and PowerPoint:

"YouTube is considered to be one of the world's most popular online communities. YouTube is known for its fast video download rate, making it the number one choice for presenters when it comes to the video aspect of their presentations."

I did try to embed a Screencast.com video and the code will not work at all. The field where the code is entered only accepts the embed code from YouTube. I tried several other methods like inserting the Embed LInk code for a SWF file I uploaded and stripping out the embed link from the full version of the embed code - all with no success.

Here is the link to the YouTube article on wikiHow:
http://www.wikihow.com/Embed-YouTube-...

Again, this is not my area of expertise and there might be a way to do this. Perhaps one of the developers will be able to reply when they return to work after the holiday.

Kelly
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Frape

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Thank you for your efforts, Kelly!
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Does it have to be via embed code or could you insert the video? Here's an old post that relates specifically to Windows PowerPoint 2003, and 2007. One trick is that it depends whether your video is in SWF format or MP4, and what version of PPT you're using. http://blog.jingproject.com/2008/11/j...

Let me know if that's helpful. I'll also investigate some options for getting a video in the latest version of PPT. I hope others have suggestions too!
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Marie Baker

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Hello, I too am wondering, how I can import into a VOPPT for PPTX(2013). I would prefer not a link, but a way to embed my recorded material to be able to insert within a Learning Management System (LMS), your last post on this matter was 3+years ago, I was wondering if you found an embed code.

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Fred Grover, Champion

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Kelly and Mike have pretty much summed this up. I have to agree with Mike on his answer. I guess until Microsoft adds more embed support codes his way would be the best option. I have also tried it using screencast.com embed code with an mp4 movie file with no luck so, I just added the video into the PowerPoint and the results were the same. This does not help much but, I just wanted to add my answer and opinion here. I guess you could contact Microsoft and request this feature but, no telling how that would work out.
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Here's a little how-to video for PPT 2010. It shows inserting the video file as well as using embed code. http://screencast.com/t/TAxXnCPC64S
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Wendy Robinson

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Hey, it's easy to embed youtube video in powerpoint by using some program. I've done it for many times for my project, and the videos worked well in ppt.
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Jason Franklin

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Realizing this question was asked some years ago, I thought I'd chime in. We've built a PowerPoint add-in at www.liveslides.com that makes it significantly easier to embed and play web hosted videos (any web content really) directly in PowerPoint. As long you can watch the video in a web browser you can embed it directly into your PowerPoint presentation. 

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