"PowerPoint cannot insert a video from this embed code" error


When pasting an embed code for an online video into the Insert Video From Web Site window, you receive the error "PowerPoint cannot insert a video from this embed code. Verify that the embed code is correct, and then try again."


This can occur if the embed code contains iFrames, which are not supported in PowerPoint. To verify that your embed code contains an iFrame, check for:



Generate an embed code from the website that does not use iFrames. On YouTube, this option is called "Use Old Embed Code."

Article ID: 2735966 - Last Review: 26 Jul 2012 - Revision: 1