PowerPoint: Inserting Videos

PowerPoint: Inserting Videos


Sometimes you may have a video that you want
to play during your presentation. Well the good news is, you can add the video directly
to one of your slides, so you can share it with the audience without having to leave
PowerPoint. To get started, go to the Insert tab… then
look for the Video command on the far right of the ribbon. From here, you can insert a
video from the web, or one that’s saved to your computer. In this example, we’re going
to choose the second option. Next select the file you want… then click
the Insert button… and the video will be added to your presentation. (If the file size
is very large, it might take a minute to finish uploading.) Just like pictures, videos can be moved and
resized any way you want. You can use the sizing handles on the sides or in the corners…
and then just drag & drop. To preview the video, click the Play button
here… and the timeline to the right will start advancing. If you want to jump to a
different spot in the video, click anywhere in the timeline. Let’s go ahead and pause for a second… so
we can take a look at some of the options on the Playback tab. Here you can control
things that have to do with the way your video is played. You can even do some simple editing. Say you only want to use part of the video,
for example, not the entire thing. You can easily create an excerpt using the Trim Video
command. Just look for the little green and red markers
in the dialog box. You can click and drag these to change the start and end times. I’m
only going to use a few seconds from the end in this case. When you’re done, click OK… and the video
will be trimmed to the excerpt you chose. You can also add bookmarks to the video, which
you can use to jump to specific points during your presentation. All you have to do is click
the timeline to mark the point you want use… Then click the Add Bookmark command… and
a little circle will appear. You can create as many bookmarks you want… Now you can just click each bookmark when
you want to jump to that part of the video. By default, when you’re giving your presentation,
you do have to click the video in order to make it play. What if you want it to start
automatically as soon as you get to that slide? Just come up here to the Video Options group,
choose Automatically from the Start menu… and that’s all it takes. You can also set
the video to play full screen… loop until you stop it manually… and more. Finally, I think I’d like to make some changes
to the appearance of my video. We can do that by switching over to the Format tab. These options are very similar to what you
get when you insert a picture in PowerPoint. For example, watch how easy it is to apply
a different Video Style, which can add a border and other effects to the video. Another thing you can do is choose a different
Poster Frame. That’s the image the audience is going to see before you start the video. In this example, we’ve already set the video
to play automatically, so the poster frame doesn’t really matter. It’s something to keep
in mind, however, if you’re going to be playing your video manually. So I think we’re all set. To preview the video,
why don’t we start the presentation from the very beginning? There, that looks great! As you can see, you don’t have to be an expert
to add or edit videos in PowerPoint. You just have to know how to use the tools, and you
can do all kinds of interesting things!

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    Stasi Gaveras

    Thank you for showing me the poster frame. That was not intuitive and I appreciate being able to start from a different image in the video!!!

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    Dani_Madeleine

    Very helpful, thanks. I downloaded a video, but the subtitles I wanted didn't appear on the video one can find on Youtube. Any suggestions?

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    JJJ J

    Great video and easy to follow. I use Powerpoint 2016, I can insert an MP4 video and it plays fine, but I can't see the play buttons or timeline at the bottom of the video. Any idea what's going on here?

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    White Phoenix

    My friend's video that he have insert don't have the play button (white bar).. but still can play when full screen.. then he saved the presentation in pendrive and presents it using teacher's laptop with PowerPoint 2007.. unfortunately, the video can't be play.. i afraid that this happen to me (video issue) after i send my presentation to my teacher using email.. plz help

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    Venita Cicille

    nice, also I find some of my files requires conversion first to work. Google for ZillaTube, it helps

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    Mike

    If the video is on your desktop, but you want to share the powerpoint to other users. How would other people access the video?

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    mahmoud rashwan

    every time I try to add the video I keep reciving this message: (power piont cannot insert a video from the selected file. Varify that the path and file format are correct, and try again.) although I already added a previous video from the same file and format, do you have any suggesstions?

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