Ok, I guess this is a bit of false advertising, because I don’t really know why it’s a black void. What I do know, is that with the help of some information from choochlevis at Computer Tips and Tricks, Office Softwares blog (See PowerPoint Tips: Free Way to Play YouTube Video in Powerpoint, March 3, 2009) , and a couple steps of my own, I was able to fix it. Might help some others.
1) Go to your YouTube video.
2) Click on share button below it.
3) Make sure you check “Use old embed code”.
4) Copy & paste the content from the embed code content
into a Word document. You’ll just want 1 piece of it & the embed code area in YouTube may not let you select just the part you need. You should get something like this:
5) Find the string of text that looks like what’s in red below starting after “movie” value=” until just before the closing quotation marks:
6) Copy just that string of code—but NOT the quotation marks.
7) Open your PowerPoint.
8) Go to where you want to embed the YouTube that will play from the internet (It’s a different scenario if you are downloading a copy of the Youtube video and running from that!)
9) Click the Developer tab in Ribbon at top of PPT 2010
10) In the Developer tab, look for Controls group & the icon with the wrench & hammer—click on it.
11) You’ll see “More Controls”. Scroll down in the list and find Shockwave flash object & click OK.
12) When the hash mark appears
13) Right click on that box and select Properties & paste the URL in your clipboard to the box across from “Movie”.
14) Close the Property box by clicking on the X at the upper right.
15) Preview your slide—click on the Slide Show tab in the ribbon & select From Current Slide.