Problems Inserting Web Video into PPT 2010


  • Hey everyone,  I am having problems when I try to insert video from a website into my PowerPoint 2010 slides.  I have watched the tutorials and know that I'm doing it correctly (Insert:Video from Website:paste in the embed code from YouTube), and it keeps telling me:

    "PowerPoint cannot insert a video from this embed code.  Verify that the embed code is correct and then try again."

    I haven't had any other problems with PPT 2010, so I'm wondering why this is giving me a problem.  Coincidentally, it gives me no problems when I choose to insert the file from a local folder.  I am running Windows 7 on a Dell desktop.

    Any thoughts?  Thanks!


    Sunday, February 27, 2011 6:24 PM





    What's the type of the video file. There is a known issue about insert a mpeg-2 file in powerpoint 2010

    "PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file" error when you try to insert an MPEG-2 video into a PowerPoint 2010 presentation


    Hope it helps.


    Best Regards,


    Sally Tang

    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, March 04, 2011 3:12 AM
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 6:43 AM