Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Add a video from your computer, part of PowerPoint 2016: Audio and Video In Depth.
- [Instructor] Most of the time, you'll have the video files you want to add to your PowerPoint presentation saved somewhere on your computer. We've already briefly touched on how to add a clip to a slide, but let's look at the process again here and check out some of the other options and ways to do it. I'm gonna go to the fourth slide of this presentation. Notice the six images here in the middle of the placeholder. The bottom right icon has a movie reel on it, and when I roll my mouse over it, it says Insert Video, but this really represents any kind of multimedia file, so I'll click that, and because I want to insert a video that's stored on my computer, meaning it's not currently out on the internet or some other cloud location, I'll choose From a file.
I'll browse into the Chapter 02 folder of my exercise files, and the video I want in this case is the ad 45 seconds. You can see I'm searching for video files here. If I click that menu, you can see many of the video file types I mentioned previously, including some ones I didn't mention as well. Again, with the movie selected, we can choose to either Insert or Embed the video file, or we can Link to the File. I discuss the differences between these two options in the previous chapter as well. In this case, I want the video to be embedded so I'll choose Insert.
Now I see the video here on the slide. Now while you're working in the normal mode, meaning the mode here in PowerPoint where you're working on and building your slides, you'll see a play button and other controls here under the video so you can preview it. (instrumental country music) When you're presenting though, when you go to slideshow mode, the controls don't show up until you roll your mouse over the video itself. That sort of helps to declutter your slide a bit. So within the controls in addition to playing and pausing the video, you can also use the playback bar area to jump around the video, and you can control the volume over here on the right.
I'll press Escape to go back to the normal view. Now if necessary you can adjust the size and position of your video. Just drag a corner to increase or decrease its size, and click and drag it around to reposition it. Just be aware that depending on the native size of your video, dragging it larger may pixelate the playback if you drag it beyond its original size. All right so we added this video by using the media placeholder that was on the slide, but you can also easily add videos to slides that don't contain placeholders. Let's jump up to slide two. So there's no placeholder for media content here, but let's add a video anyway.
I'll select the Insert tab up here in the ribbon, and over here towards the far right, we'll find the Video button. From here you can choose to insert a video from an online source, and we'll look at how to do that in an upcoming movie, but for this example, I'll use another one that's already stored on my computer, so I'll choose Video on My PC. From here the process is the same as we just saw. I'll select the Lilies video this time, and I'll click Insert again. You can see the movie shows up right in the middle of the slide, covering up my text, but again, it's easy to resize this, and then move it.
I can preview it from here. Now, there are a lot of things you can do to your videos to enhance or change them once you've added them to your slides, and you can see a preview of some of those options up here in the Format tab when the video is selected. We'll be looking at these options later in the course, but for now that's how to add video files that are saved on your computer.
- Linking vs. embedding media
- Understanding file formats
- Adding videos from different sources, including YouTube
- Editing video
- Playing a video inside a shape or as a slide background
- Applying video effects
- Adding audio clips
- Setting playback options
- Saving multimedia presentations