In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 there is a feature to embed videos from a website. The features is located on the [Insert] tab. Recently, it seems, YouTube made a change in the “old embed code” required for PowerPoint to properly play a YouTube video. PowerPoint provides a Windows Media Player pop-up that says Adobe Flash is not updated. Updating Adobe Flash doesn’t resolve the issue and an endless cycle ensues. Fortunately, Scott Claybrook at Wake Forest University, recently wrote two blog posts. The first outlines the issue and the second describes a fix. I encourage you to take a look at the blog posts.
For those that prefer a video presentation I created a screencast video using the information Scott provided to show you how to resolve the issue. Simply put, you will need to remove part of the “old embed code” supplied by YouTube before PowerPoint will accept the video.
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