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Why won't YouTube embedded video play from PowerPoint?

Mar 22, 2013 2:19 AM

I have followed the normal process to embed video in PowerPoint 2010 (32 bit), and playback worked without issues a couple of months ago.  Now it does not.  I have completed all of the troubleshooting tips, and reinstalled latest FlashPlayer 32-bit, etc.  When I go to play the embedded video in PPT, the following message appears:

"To play the selected item, you must install a later version of the Adobe Flash Player. To download the Adobe Flash Player, go to the Adobe website."FlashPlayer Error.JPG

 

Flash Version.JPGPPT version.JPG

There does not appear to be any settings changed in browser (IE / Chrome), Windows Media Player, or PowerPoint.

Need a solution.

 
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:52 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    You need the Flash Player ActiveX (Internet Explorer), not the embedded player in Google Chrome.

     
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:55 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr
     
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:56 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    Did you delete both instances.

     

    Can you post the corrected code?

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 1:59 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    It's a new security update that breaks the old code. We now have both a completely free and also a pro (not free but not expensive!) AddIn available from the link on the same page.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 8:10 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    OK. This does work, as long as flash is updated... It is a pain especially for PPT files that have worked before and do not now. Is this being addressed at all???

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 8:23 AM   in reply to grampasimpson

    Obviously I have no idea if it's being addressed by Adobe. Our pro AddIn now can fix already embedded You tube video automatically and enable autoplay. While it isn't free it won't exactly break the bank at under $15

    The free version will auto fix the code for insertion for you but not fix already embedded video

     

    http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/You_Tube_PowerPoint_Doesn%27t_Play.html

     
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    Apr 12, 2013 12:07 AM   in reply to JSRWilson

    JSRWilson wrote:

     

    Obviously I have no idea if it's being addressed by Adobe.

    If you think this is something that should be addressed by Adobe, open a bug report at https://bugbase.adobe.com/

     
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    Apr 15, 2013 12:07 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Is anyone else still having problems with this?  I haven't had luck with removing 'version=3' from embed code.  Powerpoint gives me this error if I do:

     

    'Windows Media Player cannot play the file. If the file is located on the Internet, connect to the Internet. If the file is located on a removable storage card, insert the storage card.'

     

    I think I have modified the embed code correctly:

     

    <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/od8cUvPyvsg?hl=en_US&&amp;rel=0"></param><par am name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/od8cUvPyvsg?hl=en_US&&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

     

    Thanks

     
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    Apr 18, 2013 12:03 PM   in reply to dsug32

    Try having only one ampersand after en_US in both instances below.

    <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/od8cUvPyvsg?hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><par am name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/od8cUvPyvsg?hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

     
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    May 30, 2013 2:02 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    I seem to have the same problem. JSRWilson's fix no longer seems to be working. Any updates?

     

    The old way using 'Developer tab > More Controls > Shockwave Flash Object' works, but autoplay doesn't seem to work in this manner...no way to have a PPT run with timings.

     
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    May 31, 2013 1:54 PM   in reply to nekozz

    Having the same issue, used old code, deleted version3, added ampersand aftrer en_US, not getting the popup anymore but video won't play automatically or when clicked.

    If anyone has been able to resolve this issue, please advise. Thanks!

     
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    Jun 1, 2013 2:44 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    I have been working on Powerpoints over the last few months to get ready for a course I have to start teaching in July.  Previously embedding Youtube videos with the version=3 removed x 2 worked.  I was reviewing all the previously finished presentations that were working at one point and now the Youtube clips no longer show.  Anyone else having this same problem.  I even tried to create a new powerpoint presentation and have the same issue.  It is prompting again to download the latest version of Flash, which I tried again.  What's happening here?

     
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    Jun 1, 2013 2:45 PM   in reply to Margharita_n

    see the comment below

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 6:52 AM   in reply to avriley81@gmail.com

    Thanks Avrilley81, it looks like we're experiencing the same issue. Please let me know if you come across a fix. Best regards.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 7:16 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    I'm having the same issue.  I uninstalled every version of Adobe Flash/Shockwave and reinstalled them.  I tried deleting any code after the question mark behind the link to the end of version=3 and it no longer works.  I just did that fix last week and it worked and now it doesn't.

     

    I hope there is some sort of fix soon.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 12:47 PM   in reply to boneclod

    As do I.  I'm glad I'm not the only one.  I have tried even at work today

    on multiple different computers and same effect.  Something must have

    changed.  What exactly I don't know exactly.  How do you go about either

    emailing Microsoft or Adobe directly.  Both of their support websites could

    be improved.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    This was one of the features that Powerpoint 2010 offered. The Delevoper Tab way works...BUT that wasn't what was boasted.

     

    Now that Microsoft has Office 2013 and Office 356, I wonder if they will look into a fix for all 3? I wonder if 2013 has this feature and/or problem? I will bet they don't care if Youtube works, as Bing videos probably will.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:22 PM   in reply to nekozz

    I actually tried this in Outlook 2013 as well and received the same error.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to nekozz

    Is there a developer tab in the 2010 version of Powerpoint?  I thought that

    was only in 2007.  I agree probably something that is not high on their

    priority list with making sure Youtube works with their products.  No one

    seems to know the answer on another fix for the problem.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:45 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    ppt-developer-tab-classic-menu-2-700-424.jpg

    I always found that step 4 could happen by putting a checkbox in the Developer spot on the right, but as long as you get the tab.

     

    There are lots of walkthroughs on how to insert Youtube from Developer tab from the 2007 days, so I won't add more here unless needed.

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:52 PM   in reply to nekozz

    Do you know if this method still works for 2010 to insert youtube clips?

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:54 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    It does.

     

    The only drawback is that it will not auto-play...gotta click to play it in the PPT

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 1:59 PM   in reply to nekozz

    Not sure if links are allowed, but this site had some instructions. The only real diffrence is how you get the developer tab to show.

     

    http://goanimate.com/video-maker-tips/how-to-add-video-to-powerpoint-p resentations/

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 3:21 AM   in reply to nekozz

    Removing version=3  is no longer working. U should change version=3 in both places into version=2

     

    After that it start working again!

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 6:05 AM   in reply to krisgrotius

    Does that work for other people. I just get "An error occurred".

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 7:00 AM   in reply to JSRWilson

    It worked for me in PP2010 and Flashplayer 11.8 (beta).  Thanks for the

    advice! Hope this can just stop changing.

     
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    Jun 4, 2013 7:04 AM   in reply to JSRWilson

    How did you know to do this?

     
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    Jun 5, 2013 10:31 AM   in reply to krisgrotius

    It is crazy how these things change so quickly and issues appear over and over again. Thank you to this community for your persistence in solving this issue. I am sure I will be back on this forum page in a matter of a few weeks if the past is any indication.

     

    The simple change back to version2 in the embed code worked for me. I am on a 64-bit version of PowerPoint 2010.

     
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    Jun 6, 2013 1:44 PM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    Changing to version2 worked for me on different computers and browsers.  Thanks

     
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    Jun 7, 2013 1:48 AM   in reply to avriley81@gmail.com

    Just trial and error :-)

     
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    Jun 7, 2013 5:02 AM   in reply to krisgrotius

    This worked for me too.

     
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    Jun 10, 2013 5:48 PM   in reply to boneclod

    I just tried changing to version 2 and it didn't work for me.  Any more ideas?

     
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    Jun 11, 2013 9:26 AM   in reply to BrendaJCA

    Please post the code you changed.

     
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    Jun 11, 2013 9:30 AM   in reply to srgaerbaeb45yq45gr

    If you get stuck on the whole "embed" thing, you can use the developer tab option sited above. It doesn't rely on the embed code, it only looks for the URL or web address of the YouTube video and inserts it.

     
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    Jun 11, 2013 9:36 AM   in reply to Amebia1950

    Rather than version=3 it should be version=2 in the two spots of the HTML

    code that you use to embed the video into powerpoint.

     
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