Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 15: Incorporating Motion Video
15
Incorporating Motion Video
IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding video types
Placing a video on a slide
Managing clip i les and links
Changing the video’s formatting
Specifying playback options
Troubleshooting video problems
PowerPoint 2013 has great support for motion video. It not only supports many video types (includ-
ing Flash, which was diffi cult to integrate with PowerPoint in some earlier versions), but it allows
you to trim the clip, bookmark a point in it, and add a wide variety of formatting to it. In this
chapter, you’ll learn how to insert and confi gure motion video.
Understanding Video Types
Three cheers for Microsoft for increasing the number of video fi le types that PowerPoint supports!
Presentation developers have long been frustrated by PowerPoint’s inability to accept certain fi le
formats, but that problem is largely in the past now. PowerPoint 2013 supports the formats listed in
Table 15.1.
What’s the difference between a movie and a video? There really isn’t any. PowerPoint uses the terms
interchangeably.
PowerPoint treats most video types similarly, in terms of how much control you have over their
appearance and playback, except for the fi nal two in Table 15.1: Adobe Flash Media and animated
GIFs. Both of these deserve a bit of special discussion.
 
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