Add and play a video in a presentation

You can link to an external video or movie file from your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation. By linking your video, you can reduce the file size of your presentation.


To add a link to a video from your PowerPoint presentation, do the following:

  1. On the Slides tab in Normal view, click the slide to which you want to add a video or animated GIF file.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video.

  3. Click Video from File, locate and click the file that you want to link to.

  4. On the Insert button, click the down arrow, and then click Link to file.

    Important: To prevent possible problems with broken links, it is a good idea to copy the videos into the same folder as your presentation, and link to them there.

    Link to a video file

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