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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.
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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