• 2 Ways to Insert FLV (YouTube, Vimeo) Video to PowerPoint for Free

    Posted on July 5th, 2012 Dupont | 1,344 comments

    FLV (Flash Video) is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player versions 6–11. Nowadays a number of famous websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu and Metacafe, use FLV format as one of their main video formats. FLV video is supported by all popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera …) and viewable on different operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux). However, Microsoft PowerPoint cannot recognize it, which means you cannot directly insert FLV video into PowerPoint slide. We need to convert FLV to PowerPoint supported formats like AVI, WMV, which are originally supported by all PowerPoint versions. Below we will tell you 2 ways to insert FLV video to PowerPoint for free.

    I. Insert FLV video to PowerPoint: Method 1

    If you want to add FLV video of YouTube online to your PowerPoint, you can follow the steps below:

    Take this video for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9esdUmEfZD0

    Step1: Copy and paste the YouTube video URL to http://youtubeonlinevideoconverter.com/ or http://www.ixconverter.net/, which are online conversion apps for you to convert FLV video to AVI format.

    Step 2: Select AVI as the output video format and click Convert button. The video conversion will be done automatically.

    Step 3: When the conversion is finished, download the output AVI video to your computer.

    Step 4: Insert the video to your PowerPoint. Click Insert -> Video -> Video from File.

    II. Insert FLV video to PowerPoint: Method 2

    If the FLV video is already on your computer, you should this method as follows.

    Step 1: Download and install Leawo AVI Converter on your computer. Launch it and click Add button to import the FLV video for conversion.

    Step 2: If you like, you can also edit the FLV video with crop, trim, effect and watermark functions.

    Step 3: Click the Start button and after the conversion is finished, you will get the AVI video file.

    Step 4: Now you can insert the video to your PowerPoint. Click Insert -> Video -> Video from File.

    III. Convert PowerPoint to FLV for YouTube/Vimeo

    On the contrary, PowerPoint file formats like PPT, PPS, POT, PPTX, PPTX, etc. are not supported by video-sharing websites like YouTube or Vimeo neither. So if you want to share your PowerPoint slideshow on YouTube/Vimeo, you can convert PowerPoint to FLV video and then you can upload to your YouTube/Vimeo account. Leawo PowerPoint to Video Converter is your best choice to save PowerPoint as FLV video for sharing on YouTube.

    Step 1: Click the Add button and select the desired PowerPoint files to import.

    Step 2: Click the Profile frame and choose FLV as the output video format. Set an Output folder for the converted FLV video so that you could find it easily.

    Step 3: If you like, you can click Settings to change the video codec, audio codec, quality, bit rate, frame rate, video size, etc. in the popup Profile interface to meet your specified needs.

    Step 4: When all the settings are done, click Start to convert PowerPoint to FLV. During the conversion, you can preview the output FLV video in real time.