How to Embed a Video in PowerPoint and Make it More Compelling?

How to Embed a Video in PowerPoint
Presentations created in PowerPoint, can be made more interesting with embedded videos. The procedure to do the same, is explained further in this article.
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Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Embedding a video is inserting a video clip into an application, such that it can play within the presentation. Though the task seems daunting, it is actually quite easy, as explained in the lines below. We assume that you have a rudimentary understanding of the software program's basic functions.

Embedding Videos in Microsoft PowerPoint

The first thing to do is save the video (preferably in .avi or .wmv format) that you wish to insert in your presentation, in the PowerPoint folder you are working in. Then, you need to open your presentation and select a new slide that has the proper layout that you need. Then, you need to click on Insert tab and select the option which says Movie & Sound - Movie From File.

You will now be seeing a pop-up box, where you need to search for the movie file. Then select the file and add it. You will be prompted for the media playback preferences - automatically, or when clicked. Select the option you wish to use. If you wish, you can resize, move and position the video file in any position on the slide.

When you are viewing your slide show, you need to just click on the video and it will start playing in your presentation. When you click on it again, it will pause. You need to remember to save the video file in your presentation folder separately, as the PowerPoint presentation does not save movie files. Therefore, it is always better to have a copy of the video in the same folder, as the presentation.

You can present all your multimedia files through this process and make your presentation a success.