Inserting YouTube video

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Hi,
I am working with PowerPoint 13 (at the end I will make a video with Camtasia) and cannot import a Youtube video. I can download it but then there is no YouTube interface.
So I wondered if I could insert a youtube video as a video in video? So that it will be clear where the movie is from. Can it be done?
Thanks!
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Rick Stone

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I think in this case I might suggest or try the following approaches.

You could play the YouTube and capture it using Camtasia as it plays. (unless this was a last resort, I'd personally probably avoid this)

You could use a site like KeepVid and download the YouTube video, then you would insert it into Camtasia. (This would be my most likely approach) and if you really wanted folks to know it came from YouTube, you could save a YouTube logo, insert it into your project as an asset and "brand" the video by inserting the logo above it.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Tamutka,

I think you would have to actually record the YouTube video and insert the new recording that way. And, since I don't know about the copyright "stuff" for that video, you would need to b e careful doing things this way.

Your preference would be to embed the YouTube video into the PowerPoint presentation, right?

I think you can do that within PowerPoint by choosing to insert a media object in the slide.

Kelly
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Thank you both. I am still spinning around. I will try all your suggestions.
regards, Natasa
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You could insert a screen shot of the You-Tube video and attach a Hype-Link to the Video. Or just a Hyper-Link.
It's not copyright infringement to share a video. Plus, your PowerPoint file size will be smaller.

Regards, Joe

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Thanks for the tip. I decided to download the videos and add a Logo with link to the original video on YouTube. I hope it will work.
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Just a caution here. I think your initial post stated you were ultimately going to create a video from all this, no?

If that's the case, Joe's suggestion won't work UNLESS you ensure you present your video by playing it using the other files Camtasia creates for the player.

If you just create an MP4, there will be no clickable links. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Not sure if I understood you... (my English)

I thougt I would do something like this:
Making a presentation with link to Youtube. And capture it with Camtasia. And add videos as "PIP" (mp4).
Or use ISpring presenter where all is more simple.

I will test tommorrow and will let you know what happened.
:-)
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You can use annotation to create such links
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Could you also pause your video like a quiz question and ask audience to open a new browser and watch the YouTube video? I'm just about to do this same thing and came across this thread.