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Playing a clip automatically

From: PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

Video: Playing a clip automatically

By default, you have to start a movie clip manually by clicking on it during your presentation. While that's appropriate in most settings so that it's timed correctly with your speech, there are times when you'll want your video to start as soon as you bring up your slide. Here is how to make that happen. I am working on slide 5 in my presentation, and I will click on my video to select it. Then I will go up to Movie Tools and click on the Options tab. On the left are set of Movie Options. Find the option that says Play Movie When Clicked and click on the dropdown arrow.

Playing a clip automatically

By default, you have to start a movie clip manually by clicking on it during your presentation. While that's appropriate in most settings so that it's timed correctly with your speech, there are times when you'll want your video to start as soon as you bring up your slide. Here is how to make that happen. I am working on slide 5 in my presentation, and I will click on my video to select it. Then I will go up to Movie Tools and click on the Options tab. On the left are set of Movie Options. Find the option that says Play Movie When Clicked and click on the dropdown arrow.

I will change this to Automatically. Now, the video will start automatically, without you clicking on it. But there's a little bit more we have to do. Go up to the Animations tab and click on the button for Custom Animation. In the pane that opens up on the right, I can see three different items. The first one is the Content Placeholder, my bullet points. The second one is the instance of the video that we set to play automatically. And the third is another instance of the video that is the original that works when you click on it.

We're going to take this third one that has the mouse and the pause, and I am actually going to delete it, so that all we have is the instance of the video that's going to auto play. Next, I want the video to come up before the bullet points, so I'm going to click on it and then hold my cursor over the upper edge, till I get the double-headed arrow. I will click and drag, until I get a black bar moving up to the top of the list. Now, my video is first, and my bullet points are second. When I click to my video, I can see up above that it says Start After Previous.

I am going to change that to With Previous, so that it happens automatically when the slide comes up, instead of afterwards. I am going to do the same thing for the bullet points. Right now, they're set to On Click, so my video would play and I would have to click on my slide in order to make the bullet points come up. So I am going to have those come up With Previous also. There is another place where I can access this setting as well. If I click back on my movie in the Custom Animation pane and drop down the arrow, I can see here, it says, Start On Click With Previous and After Previous, but also go down to Timing.

I can see right here in the Play Movie dialog box, Start With Previous, so that if I am working in this box, I can set this from here as well. I'll click OK. Now, play your slide show, and your video and bullet points will start as soon as you navigate to the slide. (Male speaker: --my anniversary tonight.) If your presentation is designed to be self-running, or you know you will always want the video to play automatically as soon as you get to a slide, this feature will save you a manual click and smooth out your delivery.

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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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