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Looping a video

From: PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

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I once made a PowerPoint presentation for a tradeshow booth that consisted of just one slide with a looping video on it. That way passersby would be able to see my media clip without me having to babysit the computer through the day. Here's how to set a media clip to continue to loop until you stop it manually. Click on your video to select it. Then go to the Movie Tools > Options tab. On the left there are a series of Movie Options. Find the one that says Loop Until Stopped and click on its check mark.

Looping a video

I once made a PowerPoint presentation for a tradeshow booth that consisted of just one slide with a looping video on it. That way passersby would be able to see my media clip without me having to babysit the computer through the day. Here's how to set a media clip to continue to loop until you stop it manually. Click on your video to select it. Then go to the Movie Tools > Options tab. On the left there are a series of Movie Options. Find the one that says Loop Until Stopped and click on its check mark.

You can also find the same option if you click on the Launcher button in the lower right-hand corner of the Movie Options Group. I can see right here at the top, Loop Until Stopped, and it already has a check mark on it because I set it up here on the Ribbon. I'll click OK. There's also a way to set your clip to loop only a specific number of times, instead of indefinitely. I'll go up to the Animations tab and then click on the Custom Animation button, so that the Custom Animation pane opens up on the right-hand side.

You can see your video on the list, but notice that by default it is set in a paused state. Click on it and then go up to this Change button at the top of the pane. At the bottom of the list are Movie Actions. Click on Play. The Pause symbol now changes to a Play symbol. Now, click on the dropdown arrow to the right of the movie and choose Timing. In the middle of the dialog box there is an option that says Repeat. You can see that it already says Until Next Click, the default when you use the Ribbon to set the looping.

Now click on the dropdown arrow and you can also select to loop the clip two, three, four, five, even ten times. If you chose Until End of Slide, it would continue the loop until you move on to your next slide. I will click Cancel so I don't change my settings. Now when I play my slide show, as soon as the media clip reaches the end, it'll start over. (Male speaker: Hansel and Petal is awesome! It's actually my anniversary tonight, and I) (Male speaker: forgot about it until about fifteen minutes ago, whatever, when I was at work.) (Male speaker: Hansel and Petal is awesome! It's actually my anniversary tonight, and I) (Male speaker: forgot about it until about fifteen minutes) If I click on the clip, it will repeat itself. To advance to another slide, click on any part of the slide that's not your media object.

Now, on this next slide notice that I have two animated clip arts, which PowerPoint also considers movies. Both of these loop repeatedly, but you may come across some animated clip art that only does its thing once and then stops. Because they are animated clip graphics form the Clip Art gallery, you don't have any control over their looping; that was set by the creator of the artwork. Using looping on your media clips is a convenient way of playing a video repeatedly, without your manual input.

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PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

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Alicia Katz Pollock
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  1. 1m 39s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 16m 43s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 49s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 54s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      6m 28s
    4. Working with video formats
      4m 32s
  3. 15m 41s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 32s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 20s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      2m 36s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 20s
    5. Playing a video using an action button
      1m 53s
  4. 23m 38s
    1. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 8s
    2. Playing a QuickTime movie
      4m 32s
    3. Playing a Flash animation
      3m 40s
    4. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      4m 42s
    5. Inserting a web page
      5m 36s
  5. 23m 7s
    1. Resizing a video
      3m 59s
    2. Cropping a video
      2m 51s
    3. Applying preset video styles
      3m 22s
    4. Designing a border
      4m 35s
    5. Adding shadows
      3m 25s
    6. Adding reflections
      1m 9s
    7. Adding glow effects
      1m 18s
    8. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 22s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 49s
    3. Playing full screen
      1m 55s
    4. Hiding a video
      2m 11s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 55s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 27s
    7. Playing a movie across slides
      3m 48s
    8. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      3m 46s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      3m 19s
  7. 14m 4s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 10s
    2. Improving playback performance
      4m 55s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      5m 59s
  8. 19m 26s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      2m 52s
    2. Embedding sounds
      3m 38s
    3. Inserting sounds from the clip art gallery
      4m 39s
    4. Inserting audio from a computer file
      2m 11s
    5. Playing a sound using an action button
      2m 46s
    6. Recording your own sounds
      3m 20s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 44s
    2. Playing audio automatically
      2m 50s
    3. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 36s
    4. Looping an audio clip
      3m 9s
    5. Delaying an audio clip
      1m 45s
    6. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 10s
    7. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 41s
  10. 12m 22s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 5s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      4m 13s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      3m 35s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 29s
  11. 23m 0s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 13s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 21s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      2m 33s
    4. Recording a narration
      11m 53s
  12. 16m 43s
    1. Running the Compatibility Checker
      1m 36s
    2. Converting files for PowerPoint 2010
      2m 26s
    3. Packaging a CD for travel
      3m 40s
    4. Creating a self-running presentation
      6m 54s
    5. Extracting media files
      2m 7s
  13. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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