google slides + video (How do you do it?)

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So we have started using google slides and the web page widget which is awesome as it is so simple.
the question we have been asked is to do with a video. google slides only allow youtube video but it does not auto play and has a black border around the video.

I had thought of just a video widget and placing it over the top of the web page widget but just can't work the timing out as the loading of the google slides doc is not the same each time and it puts the video out of sync with the presentation.

so my question is for those that use google slides do you use video at all and how do you get around the timing?
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FIAS IT,

I can't say that I have ever used a video in Google Slides, but would it be possible to take the video out of the Slide, and use either the YouTube Widget, or better yet the Video Widget to show that video from Storage?
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FIAS IT, I never used videos in google slides, either. Will try now, though. Thing is that it is near to impossible to synchronize video items in different placeholders. So, your best option would be to make those videos in slides work for you.
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I just did a couple of tests and it looks like you can only add YouTube videos. I tried to add the autoplay parameter to the link but after some reading to the Google Slides forums it looks like the feature is not available. It looks like Google Slides is limited when it comes to videos.
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I looked at it, well... slides do not allow any type of HTML trickery... so I do not see how to make 'autoplay' option functional. Therefore, I do not think the slides is the feasible way to make 'em
videos work the way you want them to work.
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Your best bet would be to split the slide deck into sections between which you can play your videos. You can likely time this out more accurately too. This way RV would play a slide deck, video, slide deck, video, etc. 
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looks like this might be the way to go :(
seems a shame that google don't listen to what people want on their product forums.
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One key to Google's success is they only offer features that "just work". Allowing external video embeds opens up a whole host of issues. The YouTube option keeps it within a controlled environment that already has answers for all the possible permutations of issues that can arise. For our uses its a real bummer but we're such an infantisimally small use case I have to imagine they're not worried.