About this lesson
Insert video into your presentation and use various formatting options such as soft edges, or 3-D bevels to make your video really stand out.
Multiple versions of this lesson are available, choose the appropriate version for you:
Inserting video onto a slide.
When to use
To add video associated with an animation, or to play on its own.
- On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the Video drop-down arrow, and then click either:
- Online Video, or
- Video on My PC.
Video on my PC
- Browse to the appropriate video file on your computer, select it, and click either:
- to insert the file, or
- The Insert drop-down arrow and select Link to File. Note that if you link to the video file, the video file must be distributed with the presentation or the video won’t play.
- Online video options will depend on connectors to various sites such as OneDrive, or YouTube.
- Browse to the online site, select the video, and click Insert.
In this version of PowerPoint, video is embedded into the presentation by default.
When you insert video into a presentation, PowerPoint will set it to play when clicked.
You will be asked within the dialog box to browse to an online storage area such as OneDrive, Microsoft’s online cloud storage feature.
If you link to a video and don’t distribute the video file with the presentation, it won’t play (embarrassing and unprofessional!).
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