Youtube videos in powerpoint
Was just wondering, we get a lot of the time staff asking us to insert videos from youtube into their powerpoints for assemblies and the like. I know you can just have a hyperlink in the powerpoint and play the video like that but we try not to rely on the internet for the assemblies as you just know it will probably fall over and then you have 200 people staring at you!
What we do is rip the video from youtube as an flv (im sure everyone knows how to), convert that flv to avi or mpg and then insert that file into the powerpoint. Is what we are doing legal? Does it matter we are an educational establishment? we have an ERA+ licence as well as the licence that allows you to play dvds in schools but none of those i dont think cover ripping videos from youtube. thanks for any light you can shed.