Add a YouTube video to Presenter

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You can use the Web Object feature in Presenter '09 to insert YouTube videos into your presentations.  There are also several optional parameters that you can add to your embedded YouTube videos to change their default behavior.

Standard Embed Method

  1. Locate the ID of the YouTube video you wish to insert.  Here's how:
    1. Navigate your web browser to the YouTube video you plan to add to your presentation.
    2. Click the Share button below the YouTube video (see the image below).
    3. The video ID is everything that appears after the last forward slash (/).

    YouTube Video ID

  2. In PowerPoint, go to Articulate > Web Object.
  3. Enter the web address (URL) for your YouTube video using the following format (replace video_id with the actual ID for the video you wish to insert):
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/video_id
  4. Optional: Change the default options for the Web Object behavior.
  5. Click the OK button to insert your Web Object.
  6. Optional: Resize the Web Object and place it on the PowerPoint slide where desired.

Here is a video tutorial of this process:

Optional Parameters

There are several optional parameters that you can append to the end of the URL of your YouTube video to change the default functionality of the video.  Use the following format to add optional parameters:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/video_id?parameter=#&parameter=#

Notes:

  • In the embed code above, replace video_id with the actual ID of the YouTube video you wish to embed.
  • You must add a question mark (?) after the video_id to designate that you are adding optional parameters.
  • Each parameter (see below for the list of options) must be followed by an equal sign (=) and a value (number).
  • If you include more than one parameter, they must be separated by an ampersand (&).
  • Parameters may be added in any order.

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QRS8MkLhQmM?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

autohide

[Video Tutorial]

The autohide parameter determines whether the player controls and progress bar (timeline) for the YouTube video remain visible throughout the duration of the video or whether they will disappear automatically after a few seconds.  The autohide parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the player controls or the progress bar to autohide
  • 1 means that you want the player controls and the progress bar to autohide
  • 2 means that you want the player controls to remain visible at all times, but you want the progress bar to autohide (default)

autoplay

[Video Tutorial]

The autoplay parameter determines whether the video will automatically play when the user reaches the slide that contains the YouTube Web Object or whether the user must click on the video to start playing it.  The autoplay parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the video to autoplay (default)
  • 1 means that you want the video to autoplay

cc_load_policy

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The cc_load_policy parameter determines whether closed captions will be displayed by default in the YouTube video or not.  The cc_load_policy parameter accepts the following value:

  • 1 means that you want existing closed captions to be displayed by default

NOTE:  The cc_load_policy parameter only specifies whether existing captions will be displayed in the YouTube video when it is embedded into your Articulate Presenter presentation.  In order for captions to be displayed in your presentation, you must first add captions to the video through your account at YouTube.com.  You can only add captions to videos that you own.  (If you do not own the video that you are embedding into your presentation, the cc_load_policy parameter will only be able to display captions if the owner has already added captions to the YouTube video.)  For instructions on adding captions to YouTube videos, see HOW TO:  Add Captions To Your YouTube Videos, which describes two methods.

color

[Video Tutorial]

The color parameter determines the color of the video's progress bar. The color parameter accepts the following values:

  • red (default)
  • white

controls

[Video Tutorial]

The controls parameter determines whether the player control bar will be displayed in the YouTube video or not.  The controls parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the player control bar to display
  • 1 means that you want the player control bar to display (default)

end

[Video Tutorial]

The end parameter determines when the YouTube video will stop playing. It is measured from the beginning of the video. The end parameter accepts a numeric value that represents seconds. For example, if you want the video to stop at the 2 minute and 12 second mark, you'd use the end parameter with a value of 132.

fs

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The fs parameter determines whether the fullscreen button will be displayed in the YouTube video or not.  The fs parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the fullscreen button to display
  • 1 means that you want the fullscreen button to display (default)

iv_load_policy

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The iv_load_policy parameter determines whether annotations that have been added to the YouTube video will display or not.  The iv_load_policy parameter accepts the following values:

  • 1 means that you want annotations to display (default)
  • 3 means that you do NOT want annotations to display

loop

[Video Tutorial]

The loop parameter determines whether or not the YouTube video will automatically (and continuously) replay.  The loop parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the video to loop (default)
  • 1 means that you want the video to loop

NOTE: The loop parameter requires that you also use the playlist parameter.  Set the playlist parameter equal to the video ID that you wish to loop.  Here is the URL format for a looping video:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/video_id?loop=1&playlist=video_id

modestbranding

[Video Tutorial]

The modestbranding parameter allows you to remove the YouTube button from the player controls of the video.  (The YouTube button lets the user launch the video in a separate window at the YouTube website, which may not be desirable if you want your students to be free from distractions.)  The modestbranding parameter accepts the following value:

  • 1 means that you do NOT want the YouTube button to display

playlist

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The playlist parameter allows you to specify a comma-separated list of YouTube video IDs, which will play back-to-back in the same video player.  Here is the format for the playlist parameter:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/video_id?playlist=video_id,video_id,video_id

The video ID in the standard URL for your Articulate Presenter Web Object will be the first video to appear in your playlist.  The video IDs that you supply in the playlist parameter will be the second video, third video, fourth video, etc.

probably_logged_in

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The probably_logged_in parameter determines whether the Watch Later button is visible in the YouTube video or not.  By default, the Watch Later button will be visible in the YouTube video if the user is logged into YouTube.com in the browser that they are currently using.  The probably_logged_in parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the Watch Later button to display
  • 1 means that you want the Watch Later button to display if the user is logged into YouTube (default)

rel

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The rel parameter determines whether related videos will be advertised when the user reaches the end of the YouTube video or not.  The rel parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want related videos to display at the end of a video
  • 1 means that you want related videos to display at the end of the video (default)

showinfo

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The showinfo parameter determines whether the video title and owner's user name will display in the YouTube video or not.  The showinfo parameter accepts the following values:

  • 0 means that you do NOT want the video title and owner's user name to display
  • 1 means that you want the video title and owner's user name to display (default)

start

[Video Tutorial]

The start parameter determines whether the video will start playing at the beginning of the video or at a specified point in the middle of the video.  The start parameter accepts a numeric value that represents the number of seconds into the video where you want the video to start playing.  For example, if you want the video to start playing at the 1 minute and 30 second mark, you would add the start parameter with a value of 90.

theme

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The theme parameter determines which theme (color scheme) will be applied to the YouTube player controls.  The theme parameter accepts the following values:

  • dark (default)
  • light