2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2008 7:25 PM by David M Brewer
cbriffett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What steps do I need to take in order to import/download a video (like from youtube) into a keynote presentation?

iMac 3.06, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • HazyRigby Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
    Hi cbriffett,

    First, you'll need to make sure that the video you're intending to use is not protected by copyright. Don't assume that you can use any video. If necessary, contact the poster who uploaded the video and ask permission. Most of the time, if you're not using the video for direct personal gain, video posters are flattered by this and impressed that you actually asked. If you do contact the uploader, you can always ask if they'll send you the file, in which case you can skip step 2.

    Secondly, you'll need to extract the video from the page. Google "download video youtube" or something similar. There are third-party apps for this, online converters, and even a Firefox plugin.

    Thirdly, import the video into Keynote through the media browser.

    Hope that helps!
    —Hazy
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,290 points)
    Once you have the video you want to use in Keynote. You can drag an drop the video icon on the Keynote canvas. Example; the video is on you desktop. Click and drag the icon onto the Keynote canvas.

    You can also use the Choose function under the Keynote menu Insert. Just navigate to the video on your hard drive.

    To play the videos from youtube your going to need a component to be able to play the flv video on a mac. Persian is a free component that allow you to play flv's on a mac. http://perian.org/