Answered By: Michelle Reyes
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017     Views: 33

PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 for Windows originally included support for embedding YouTube videos that were in an old format that YouTube no longer supports. As this old format started disappearing from the YouTube service, the support for YouTube videos in PowerPoint started faltering. These changes led Microsoft to disable support for inserting online videos from the product because they could not reliably support playing back YouTube videos. Some systems here at WilmU do have the required version installed, while most others don’t. If you experience difficulty embedding videos in PowerPoint while on campus, you will need to copy and paste the URL for the YouTube video into your presentation instead of embedding.

Information Technology is planning on upgrading Microsoft Office to the 2016 version in Spring 2017. Once those updates are deployed, embedding should work fine.