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How to Embed YouTube Videos into Keynote on Mac OS X (EI Capitan Included)


The Keynote application included with Mac OS X is great for making slide presentations. Usually adding audio, photos, and movies to a slide is drag-and-drop easy in Keynote. If you find a video on YouTube that's perfect for your Keynote presentation, how can you successfully insert these YouTube videos into Keynote project? If you have no idea, just check solution from this article. Below is a complete set of solutions which can help you when it comes to adding YouTube videos to Keynote.

For Mac users Keynote is really a good tool to do presentation, and it's possible to embed YouTube to Apple Keynote. While, before inserting YouTube clips to Keynote for sharing, you need do some preparations. First, you need to download YouTube videos on your Mac, and then convert YouTube (.flv) video to Keynote supported video formats. Afterwards, it would be easy for you to import a YouTube video to Keynote on Mac.

Part I. How to download YouTube videos on your Mac

Actually, there are kinds of methods for downloading YouTube video to your Mac. Here we show you how to download videos from YouTube to your Mac with Safari.

After opening the URL, pause the video when it starts to play for seconds, and wait for the video to fill the grey progress bar. Then click Window on the menu bar -> Activity, and find the line that represents your video, double click it and the download will begin.


With this method, you do not need any downloader or software, but have to wait for the videos being complete processed.

Part II. Convert YouTube (.flv) video to Keynote supported video formats

To put YouTube video on Keynote, you will need to use conversion software to convert YouTube video to Keynote compatible format. As far as we know, Keynote accepts all QuickTime formats, so select QuickTime (.MOV) as your output format for your YouTube video to keynote presentation. Here we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to you. Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one video conversion tool. With it, you can easily convert YouTube files to QuickTime .mov for uploading to Keynote with ease.

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Step 1: Install YouTube to Keynote Converter for Mac. And then click Add to browse your computer hard drive and select the YouTube files you want to convert.


Step 2: Click the Format icon to reveal the output panel, and then select MOV as the output format from the Video category.


Step 3: Hit the Convert button to start YouTube (.flv) to Keynote conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open button to locate the output .mov videos.

Part III. Embed YouTube video to Keynote on Mac

You can now drag this video file directly into Keynote. Like any other media asset you can use Keynote's inspector panel to add a border, shadow and even a reflection. You can trim the YouTube videos as you like for the YouTube video to Keynote presentation.

That's all. Only with a few simple steps, you can get YouTube videos and put them to your Keynote presentation. Get started now!

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