Embedding videos into PowerPoint can be quite easy for some, but some of us – it has more than what meets the eye. So, if you want to present to someone – a PowerPoint slideshow that also has a video as a part of it, then you have come to the right spot.
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Embed video into PowerPoint slides. Here’s how:
For this example, we’re using PowerPoint 2016 but this should work the same across any version of PowerPoint.
Just follow these steps and in no time, you will have your video playing from within your PowerPoint file:
- Open the slides, and go to the slide where you want to insert the video file.
- Now, if you have Title and Content as your slide layout, then simply click on the video file as shown below, if not and if you have just the Title slide, then follow the steps below.
- Click on Insert tab, and select ‘Video’ from the ‘Media’ group. Select ‘Video on my PC…’.
- Now, there are different formats available for us to insert, you can choose either a video from your computer or choose a video online from YouTube or simply paste the ’embed’ code from any video website.
- Browse and select the video file.
- Click on Insert. Now here if you want to just insert a link to the file, select the tiny drop-down next to the Insert button. If not just simply click on Insert.
The video file now neatly places itself on the selected slide. You can adjust or trim the video based on your requirements.
Just be sure to test your presentation on a projector before presenting in front of an audience.
You can right click on the video file to see the ‘start’ options for the video – through which you can either enable the video to start automatically or start only when clicked – when the slideshow is being presented.
The option is yours.
Hope this clarifies. If you have any questions, please comment below.
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