How to include a video in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation

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With the use of built-in tools, Microsoft PowerPoint enables the embedding and playback of animations, movie clips, and videos on slides.
Users can link to other media sources on the internet or embed media directly into the presentation.
Choose the one that best satisfies your demands, then adhere to the directions to continue.

How to include a video in a slide

If the video is available online, such as on YouTube, we advise downloading it to your computer before inserting it into the slide.
By doing this, the video on the slide plays more smoothly.

Save the media file to the flash drive first, then insert it from there if the PowerPoint slide deck is kept on a USB flash drive.

  1. Start Microsoft PowerPoint by clicking on it.
  2. Open an existing slide deck or start a new one before adding a video.
  3. Choose the slide onto which you wish to add the video.
  4. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon menu bar located at the top of the program window.
  5. Click the Video option on the Insert tab, followed by the Video on My Computer sub-option.
  6. Go to the video file’s location, select it, then press the Insert button on the Insert Video box.
  7. In Microsoft PowerPoint, the video may be seen by clicking the Play icon Video Play button on or underneath it.
  8. By holding down the left mouse button while clicking and dragging the mouse, you may move the video to any position on the slide.

Link to an online video in a slide

Instead of including the video itself in a slide, use the instructions below to provide a hyperlink to the video.

  1. Start Microsoft PowerPoint by clicking on it.
  2. Open an existing slide deck or start a new one before adding a video.
  3. Choose the slide to which the link should be added.
  4. Give the video link a name.
    For instance, by typing Link to the video on the slide and then completing the other steps shown below, the text becomes a clickable link.
  5. Choose the video link with the name you typed.
  6. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon at the top of the program window.
  7. Click the Hyperlink option (circled in red) on the Insert tab.
  8. Locate the online video you wish to connect to in a browser, then copy the URL.
  9. Place the video URL in the Address box of the Insert Hyperlink window and then press the Ok button.
  10. The requested video is played when a clickable link is formed.

Video playback may be choppy or erratic if the Internet connection is sluggish or unpredictable, or it may often pause and resume due to buffering.
Because of this, we advise saving the movie to a computer or flash drive before including it in a PowerPoint slide.