You can play videos in PowerPoint presentations easily. Learn to use the PowerPoint insert video function in this free lesson.
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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Watch the video below to learn more about inserting videos in PowerPoint.
In our example, we'll insert a video from a file saved locally on our computer. If you'd like to work along with our example, right-click this link to our example video and save it to your computer.
With the Screen Recording feature on the Insert tab, you can create a video of anything you are doing on your computer and insert it into a slide.
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.