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Play You Tube Full Screen in PowerPoint

Later versions of powerPoint have made adding You Tube video much easier. You can just use Insert > Online Video.

When you try to make it play full screen though, not so simple. You wil find the "Full Screen" option in video playback is greyed out and the You Tube full screen icon does nothing. Online video cannot normally be played full screen.

Here's a way to get full screen playback though.

Step 1

Find the You Tube video you need and copy the URL. It will look like this:


Step 2

In PowerPoint Enable the Developer Tab from File > Options > Customise Ribbon

Step 3

Add a ShockWave Flash object. From the Developer Tab choose "More Controls" and then scroll down to "ShockWave Flash"

More Controls

Shockwave Flash

Use the mouse to draw a rectangle on your slide.

Step 4

Now Right click in the rectangle your drew and choose Properties (or Property Sheet). Paste the URL for the You Tube into the section "Movie"

Nearly there

Now adapt the URL by deleting Watch? and changing the next = to /. It should now be:


Lastly change Allow Full Screen to True.

When you play the video the full screen icon ON THE YOU TUBE BOTTOM RIGHT will work.

Icon in You Tube




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