I want to embed this video from the BBC website into a PowerPoint. How?

Here is the video...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8009492.stm

And Here is the embed code:

<object width="512" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/external/player.s...

<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param>

<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param>

<param name="FlashVars" value="config_settings_showUpdatedInFooter=true&playlist=http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/emp/8000000/8009400/80...

<embed src="http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/external/player.s... type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="512" height="400" FlashVars="config_settings_showUpdatedInFooter=true&playlist=http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/emp/8000000/8009400/80...

</object>

Update:

This is for educational purposes, should anyone want to know.

Update 2:

This is not a YouTube Video... I cannot find an associated flash file or crack all of this coding... HELP!

Update 3:

Never Mind... Worked it out

Update 4:

Basically, you take the embed code, and in the embed tag there is a FlashVars parameter. Then you go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/2.10.7938_7967/9p... and after the equals, you put in the contents of the FlashVars parameter. Put that url into PowerPoint's Shockwave Flash Object (the Movie setting). And volia!

Update 5:

This will not work for iPlayer videos, just the ones in the news articles

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Well...

    As for embedding videos into powerpoint, a can't explain it better than this vid on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yzUxNbi1h4

    Youtube thumbnail

    However, you're problem will be getting the url of the bbc video because it's probably not static and will require validation posts before a url can be retrieved...

    I suggest you just download the video and keep a local copy of it to embed (via the normal Insert -> Movies and Sounds -> From a File)

    Additional:

    Yes the bbc is a real pain when it comes to downloading their videos. The best way is to get them to think your browser is a ipod then download the .mov file:

    (http://po-ru.com/projects/iplayer-downloader/ is a great tool for this if you could find it on bbc.com/iplayer)

    Second Additional:

    Nice one, how did you resolve it?

  • 3 years ago

    Embed Bbc Video

  • marlar
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    technique a million: Direct insertion Step a million: on the Insert tab, factor to videos and Sounds, and then click action picture from document. Step 2: click the video you opt to apply and then click ok. Step 3: once you click ok, you' are promoted with a message asking the way you desire the action picture to start up in the slide instruct. i like to recommend you picking "quickly "no matter if you desire the action picture to play at the same time as clicked. and that is carried out.

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