Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and formatting video from your computer and from YouTube, part of PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training.
- If you need to show a video to your audience, you don't have to hook up another audio or a video source. You can play the video right from your PowerPoint presentation. The video can be existing on your computer or if you're going to have an active Internet connection during your presentation, from YouTube. Let's go over how to add a video. I'm going to create a new slide. I'll give it a blank layout. Clicking the Insert ribbon tab. All the way to the right hand side of the screen, click the pull down next to Video.
Our two choices are Online Video and Video on My PC. We'll start by selecting Online Video. There's two options. I can do a YouTube search directly from PowerPoint. The search results will be video thumbnails. I can click on them to insert them directly into my presentation. I can also paste video embed code. This is good if my source isn't YouTube or if I know the exact video from YouTube I want. I can also embed a code from a source like Vimeo or a blog that I like. Let's open up a browser.
I have a video that I'd like to embed into PowerPoint. Underneath the YouTube video, click the Share button. From here, click Embed and now I can right click on the iframe code and select copy. I'll go back to my presentation and I'll paste the embed code where I'm prompted to. I'll click the black arrow and in just a few moments, my video will be embedded into my slide. I now have two new ribbon tabs: the video tools Format tab and the video tools Playback tab.
To test the video, I'll click play on the left hand side. It's going to load from YouTube and I can see that this video looks like it's going to play with no problems. I'll click on this to delete it because I want to add another video. Let's add one from our computer this time. I'll click Insert, Video again and this time I'll choose Video on My PC. Browsing to the Assets folder, there's one video in here. I'll select it, click Insert, and it's going to default to filling the entire screen.
This way, when I land on this slide, the video is ready to go full-screen. It doesn't have to be full-screen though. This video is all about formatting the video that we're embedding into PowerPoint. I have two tabs: Format and Playback. We'll worry about the Playback options in the next video. But for now, let's get it looking just the way we want. I could absolutely leave the video full-screen. In fact, that's standard practice for a video. But I want to show you that you don't have to.
I can click and drag to resize it and move it around on the screen. In fact, I can even give it effects, such as frames and outlines. I can choose any video effect that we've seen. I can add a border. I can even crop it to a shape. I can test my video at any time by clicking the play button. Even though I've resized it to a shape, it still doesn't matter. It will play within the shape or effect that it's been given. I can click Corrections and give it any adjustments.
I can also change the color of it. I can change the overall color tone of the entire video. I can choose the Poster Frame of the video. The Poster Frame is a frame that everyone's going to see when I land on this slide. I can click and drag with my mouse to choose a nice frame. When I'm happy with the frame I've chosen, I'll click Poster Frame again and select Current Frame. Once everything's in place, we can work on the Playback options.
We'll do that in the next video.
- Connecting PowerPoint to OneDrive
- Creating presentations from themes and templates
- Using and editing slide masters
- Changing the layout or theme
- Adding pictures and objects
- Working with bullet points, text boxes, and tables
- Adding shapes, diagrams, and charts
- Incorporating video, audio, and animation
- Adding speaker notes and comments
- Running a slideshow
- Reusing and sharing PowerPoint presentations