Add a poster frame to your video

A poster frame is a preview image of your video, which can help your audience anticipate the content of the video you'll be showing them during your PowerPoint presentation. Here's how to add a video from your PC to your presentation and then select a poster frame for it.

Insert a video from your PC

  1. In Normal view, select the slide you want the video to be in.

  2. On the Insert tab, select Video, and then click Video on my PC.

  3. In the Insert Video dialog box, locate the video you want, and then click Insert.

Use a frame from your video as a poster frame

  1. Click Play to play the video until you see the frame that you want to use as your poster frame, and then click Pause.

  2. On the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Poster Frame, and then click Current Frame.

    shows poster frame video option in powerpoint

Use a picture as a poster frame

  1. Select the video on the slide.

  2. Under Video Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Poster Frame, and then click Image from file.

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