Video: Inserting Videos

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PowerPoint allows you to insert a video onto a slide and play it during your presentation. This is a great way to make your presentation more engaging for your audience.

You can even edit the video within powerpoint and customize its appearance. For example, you can trim the video’s length, add a fade in, and much more.

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To insert a video from a file:

  1. From the Insert tab, click the Video drop-down arrow, then select Video on My PC.
    Inserting VideosInserting a video from a file
  2. Locate and select the desired video file, then click Insert.
    Inserting VideosSelecting a video to insert
  3. The video will be added to the slide.
    Inserting VideosThe inserted video

To insert an online video:

Some websites—like YouTube—allow you to embed videos into your Slides. An embedded video will still be hosted on its original website, meaning the video itself won’t be added to your file. Embedding can be a convenient way to reduce the file size of your presentation, but you’ll also need to be connected to the Internet for the video to play.

Inserting VideosInserting an online video
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