You can play videos in PowerPoint presentations easily. Learn to use the PowerPoint insert video function in this free lesson.
Like pictures, PowerPoint allows you to format the appearance of a video by applying a video style, adding a border, changing the shape, and applying various effects.
You can add a poster frame to a video, which is the placeholder image your audience will see before the video starts playing. The poster frame is usually just a frame taken from the video itself.
If you want to use a picture from your computer, select Image from file.
To learn more about corrections, color adjustments, borders, shapes and effects, see our Formatting Pictures lesson.