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Unable to embed a youtube video in powerpoint 2016

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A user of ours is unable to embed a video into powerpoint 2016. We are using windows 7 and office 2016. As a domain admin it runs, however as a standard user it will not. It appears something is trying to load/do something but then it stays blank. Microsoft lists that it is something that can be done 2016 but there isn't much information on it. I've followed almost every possible suggestion online but there isn't much on it. We do use a proxy and I've tried to disable it but that did not work. I've given a standard user additional rights to the program but that did not work either. Short of being a domain admin, a video will not embed. It does not matter if you use the code or search/paste the link for it.
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Would downloading the video and actually place it into the presentation be an option?

All you need to do is place "ss" in front of the link and you can download it.

Example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05OW0Ce8rT8

would become:

https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=05OW0Ce8rT8
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I would also recommend just downloading it. Playing YouTube videos in PPT is not very reliable, partly because Google occasionally changes the embed code, which is what PPT uses to link to the online video and play it on the slide.

In your case, it doesn't sound like that in itself is the issue, but it's the easiest and most reliable solution.
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Thank you both for the comments and suggestions. I am relieved to see at least an option for us.
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