How can you download a video that has been embedded in a Google Slides presentation?

Background: When exporting to PowerPoint videos are not exported. That's why I want to do that manually.

EDIT: The video is not on YouTube, but is stored on Google Drive. I don't know the filename, so finding it in Google Drive is not an option.

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I figured it out. It's a bit of a hack, but it works:

  1. Right click the video and click Copy debug info.
  2. Paste the info into an editor or text box of your liking and find the docid: "docid": "1akRcmXOz_wy_...qD8LooCdx-CLEV"
  3. Go to your browser and enter https://drive.google.com/file/d/ followed by the docid into the addressbar. (e.g., navigate to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1akRcmXOz_wy_...qD8LooCdx-CLEV)
  4. The video will open and you can use the download button in the top right.

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