Embedding Videos into a PowerPoint

Embedding Videos into a PowerPoint

Issue/Environment/User Group

A Student, Faculty, or Staff Member would like instructions on how to embed a video into PowerPoint.


The user has important content that needs to be included in a presentation from either a video saved locally on their computer or from the web.


Embedding a local video:

  1. In Normal view, click the slide that you want the video to be in.
  2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.
  3. In the Insert Video box, click the video that you want, and then click Insert.


Embedding a video from the web:

  1. In your web browser, locate the video you want.
  2. Copy the URL of the web page from the Address bar of your browser.
  3. Switch back to PowerPoint and select the slide where you want to place the video.
  4. On the Insert tab of the ribbon, select Video > Online Video.
  5. In the Online Video dialog box, paste the URL you copied in step 2.
  6. Select Insert.




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