Play a video in a Lync Meeting

The best way to play a video in a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting is to insert the video in a PowerPoint slide, and then upload the PowerPoint slide in the meeting.

Note: Meetings held using Skype Meeting Broadcast do not support uploading PowerPoint slides in the meeting.

Insert the video in PowerPoint

  1. Open PowerPoint in Normal view.

  2. Click the slide where you want to insert the video.

  3. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.

Screen shot of insert a video

  1. In the Insert Video box, double-click the video you want to insert in the slide.

  2. Save your PowerPoint file.

Upload the PowerPoint in Skype for Business (Lync) and play the video

  1. In your Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting, pause on the presentation (monitor) icon, and click PowerPoint.

Share a PowerPoint

  1. Find your presentation and double-click it to upload in the meeting.

  2. Go to the slide that contains the video, then pause on (hover over) the video to show the video controls:

    • Click Play to start the video and then Pause to stop.

    • Click the speaker icon to change the volume or mute/unmute the audio.

Screen shot of video in a meeting

Note:  The audio plays for participants who use computer audio, but not for people on the phone.

  1. Use the annotation tools on this slide just like any other slide.

  2. You can also press F5 on your keyboard to go to full screen.

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