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Need to download a Youtube clip to stick in powerpoint

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Django x2, 5 Mar 2010.

  1. Django x2

    Capodecina

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    But I can only seem to download mp4 or flv files and neither seem to work in PP.

    Any help?
     
  2. SiriusB

    Capodecina

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    Find something that will convert the mp4/flv into something Power Point can use?
     
  3. Django x2

    Capodecina

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    thats the other route I've tried, can't find anything that doesnt look dodge!
     
  4. sorn21

    Mobster

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    I too am interested in this!!
     
  5. ivrytwr3

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    post the link, i'll grab it and convert it to what format you need.
     
  6. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    I was going to recommend either vixy.net or their vixy beta download, but their site appears down.
     
  7. Django x2

    Capodecina

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    In the end I just used the developer tab in PP and whacked in a WMP object and pointed the URL to the mp4 file on my desktop. It worked :)
     
  8. sorn21

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    You couldn't any chance convert the videos on this website could you?

    http://www.chrisryanadventures.co.uk/operationread/

    My mother would be eternally grateful, email in trust :D
     
  9. Pho

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  10. sorn21

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    But it needs to be playable in PP?
     
  11. Pho

    Sgarrista

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    Oh, I thought that when you said it was for your Mother it wasn't going to go into powerpoint.

    You can try something like HandBrake to convert them to MP4 or whatever Powerpoint will read; save the originals though as converting them will butcher the quality.
     
  12. sorn21

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    I tried converting them in handbrake but they don't export properly.

    Anybody know which formats work with PP?
     
  13. Mp4

    Sgarrista

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    Have you tried the youtube downloader? and saving it as Mov / AVI?





    PowerPoint Supports

    •avi:
    ◦Supported
    •flv (Flash) :
    ◦Flash is not natively supported, but can be accomplished with the aid of directions from Macromedia
    •mov (QuickTime) :
    ◦Supported up to version 3 on Windows
    ◦Subsequent versions not supported on Windows
    ◦All versions supported on OS X
    •mpg:
    ◦MPEG1 is supported
    ◦MPEG2 is supported on Vista only and may require a 3rd party plugin on XP or OS X
    •rm (RealMedia):
    ◦Not Supported on OS X or Windows
    •wmv (WindowsMedia):
    ◦Supported on Windows
    ◦Supported on OS X with the Flip4Mac codec
     
  14. ivrytwr3

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    converted, upped and link emailed to trust addy.

    (did them to avi - let me know if there's any probs)
     
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2010
  15. sorn21

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    Thankyou kindly :D

    Did you send them to david niblo at googlemail dot com ?

    I checked the spam folder too and can't find anything! :confused:
     
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2010
  16. theheyes

    Sgarrista

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    Is vixy.net the best for this kind of thing? I infrequently need to download a YouTube video and I can never remember the last service I used and waste time looking for it again. I'll commit this to memory if it is.
     
  17. Mp4

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  18. ivrytwr3

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    Nope, sent it to a hotmail address! But i have resent using the addy in your post.
     
  19. rctneil

    Wise Guy

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    look at vdownloader. Works brilliantly for everything i have used it for in the past
     
  20. MarcLister

    Capodecina

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    VLC looks to be able to convert video files. Check out Media > Convert. It's near the bottom of the list.