Fixing Video Loading Issues in Google Slides: What to Do

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Troubleshooting Video Cannot be Loaded Google Slides Issue

Hello, Tracy here from Today, we’ll delve into the recurrent issue experienced by several users: the notorious error message video cannot be loaded in Google Slides. Stay with me as we unravel its causes and, more importantly, how to fix it.

What Causes Video Loading Errors in Google Slides?

When you encounter a video cannot be loaded error in Google Slides, it usually implies one of two things: either the video file isn’t in a supported format, or the video is private and cannot be accessed by Google Slides.

Video Format Compatibility

Google Slides supports only videos in MP4 format or those hosted on YouTube. If your video is not in one of these formats, you’ll likely encounter this error. Also remember to ensure your videos are using the H.264 video codec and the AAC audio codec.

Video Privacy Settings

Another common cause is privacy settings on YouTube videos. If a video is set to ‘Private’, Google Slides cannot access it, resulting in the loading error. The remedy is to set the video to ‘Public’ or ‘Unlisted’.

How to Fix the Video Cannot be Loaded Error?

Convert Your Video Format

If your video is not in MP4 format or hosted on YouTube, converting or uploading it is the first step. There are many free online tools that you can use to convert video files, such as

Check Your Video’s Privacy Settings

Ensure your YouTube video is not set to ‘Private’. Changing the setting to ‘Public’ or ‘Unlisted’ will make it accessible to Google Slides.

Contact Google’s Support Team

If all else fails, contact Google’s Support team for help. They can provide insights into why your video won’t load and offer a solution tailored to your issue.

Wrapping Up

Remember, Google slides is an incredible presentation tool, but like any technology, it can have its quirks. Hopefully, our guide has helped solve your video cannot be loaded error.

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