You can play videos in PowerPoint presentations easily. Learn to use the PowerPoint insert video function in this free lesson.
Adding a video to your presentation can help emphasize certain points and provide an example. Once you add a video, you can edit it and format its appearance.
Optional: You can download this example for extra practice.
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.
We have found that this feature no longer works in PowerPoint 2010. If you need to add an online video, you could insert a hyperlink to the video directly on your slide. Review our lesson on Hyperlinks and Action Buttons to learn how.