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Error Message When Embedding YouTube Code into PowerPoint
Possible error message when using YouTube video in PowerPoint

Possible error message when using YouTube video in PowerPoint

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A reader writes:
I have embedded a YouTube video into PowerPoint in the past without any problems. However at times I get an error message and it just won't let me embed the video. What am I doing wrong?

The Dreaded Error Message When Embedding YouTube Video in PowerPoint

While trying to recreate this problem, I played around with embedding the HTML code from the YouTube Video, into PowerPoint, and I also got this error message from time to time -- and for no good reason. It was especially annoying during my testing, that when I inserted a code a second time -- one that had been successful before -- I got the error message. So what gives?

The error message you may encounter reads as follows:
PowerPoint cannot insert a video from this embed code. Verify that the embed code is correct, and then try again.

The screen capture above shows the error code message while trying to insert the embed code onto the slide. Click on the image to enlarge it for better viewing.

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