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Add and format video​

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With PowerPoint, you can embed an online video or a video from your PC into your presentation slides, and then format the video to your liking.

  1. Select New Slide > Insert.

  2. Select Video and then select where you’d like to embed your video from.

    With Online Video, you can embed from two different sources:

    • YouTube – From PowerPoint, search for a YouTube video you want to embed and then insert it directly into your presentation.

    • From a Video Embed Code – Paste a video embed code from a source that isn’t YouTube or paste a video embed code from YouTube if you already have it.

Add a video from YouTube

  1. In a browser, go to a YouTube video that you’d like to embed in your PowerPoint slides.

  2. Select Share > Embed.

  3. Right-click the iframe code and select Copy.

  4. In PowerPoint, right-click the From a Video Embed Code field, and select Paste.

  5. Select Insert.

  6. To test the video, select Play from the Video Tools Format tab.

Add a video from your PC

  1. Select Insert > Video > Video on My PC.

  2. Browse to and select the video you want to use, and then select Insert.

    Note: The video will fill up the entire slide by default.

Format your video

  • Select and drag to resize and move your video around.

  • Select Format to put frames and effects on your video.

  • Select Video Effects, Video Border, or Video Shape to add effects, borders, or crop your video to a shape.

  • Select Corrections or Color to adjust the video’s color tone.

  • Select Poster Frame to choose the video’s opening frame, and then click and drag with your mouse to select your preferred frame. Select Poster Frame > Current Frame to confirm your choice.

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Add and play a video in a presentation

Insert or link to a video on YouTube

If you need to show a video to your audience, you don't have to hook up another audio or video source, you can play the video right from your PowerPoint presentation.

The video can be existing on your computer, or if you're going to have an active internet connection during your presentation, from YouTube.

Let's go over how to add a video.

I'm going to create New Slide.

I'll give it a blank layout.

Clicking the Insert ribbon tab, all the way to the right-hand side of the screen, click the pull-down next to Video.

Our two choices are Online Video and Video on My PC.

We'll start by selecting Online Video.

There's two options.

I can do a YouTube search directly from PowerPoint.

The search results will be video thumbnails.

I can click on them to insert them directly into my presentation.

I can also paste video embed code.

This is good if my source isn't YouTube, or if I know the exact video from YouTube I want.

I can also embed a code from a source like Vimeo or a blog that I like.

Let's open up a browser.

I have the video that I'd like to embed into PowerPoint.

Underneath the YouTube video, click the Share button.

From here, click Embed.

And now I can right click on the iframe code and select Copy.

I'll go back to my presentation and I'll paste the embed code where I'm prompted to.

I'll click the black arrow, and in just a few moments, my video will be embedded into my slide.

I now have two new ribbon tabs.

The Video Tools Format tab and the Video Tools Playback tab.

To test the video, I'll click Play on the left-hand side.

It's going to load from YouTube, and I can see that this video looks like it's going to play with no problems.

I'll click on this to delete it because I want to add another video.

Let's add one from our computer this time.

I'll click Insert, Video again, and this time I'll choose Video on My PC.

Browsing to the Assets folder, there's one video in here.

I'll select it, click Insert, and it's going to default to filling the entire screen.

This way, when I land on this slide, the video is ready to go full screen.

It doesn't have to be full screen though.

This video is all about formatting the video that we're embedding into PowerPoint.

I have two tabs, Format and Playback.

But for now, let's get it looking just the way we want.

I could absolutely leave the video full screen.

In fact, that's standard practice for a video.

But I want to show you that you don't have to.

I can click and drag to resize it and move it around on the screen.

In fact, I can even give it effects, such as Frames and Outlines.

I can choose any video effect that we've seen.

I can add a border, I can even crop it to a shape.

I can test my video at any time by click in the Play button, even though I resized it to a shape, it still doesn't matter.

It will play within the shape or effect that it's been given.

I can click Corrections and give it any adjustments.

I can also change the Color of it.

I can change the overall color tone of the entire video.

I can choose the Poster Frame of the video.

The Poster Frame is the frame that everyone's going to see when I land on this slide.

I can click and drag with my mouse to choose a nice frame.

When I'm happy with the frame I've chosen, I'll click Poster Frame again, and select Current Frame.

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