Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Video from a Website
Putting Media Clips
in a Presentation
2. Selecttheembedcode(ifit’snotalreadyselected),andthenpressCtrl+C.
Windows copies the code to your computer’s Clipboard.
Note: Some online videos may have embedding disabled—in that case, you won’t find any embed code.
Your best bet is to find a different video or to just create a link to the video’s web page. Copy what’s in
your web browser’s address bar and use it to create a hyperlink (page 571) on the slide. When you click
the link, the computer’s web browser will open to the page that contains the video.
3. Nowhead toPowerPoint. In the Insert tab’sMedia section, click theVideo
A dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 23-2, asking for the video’s embed code.
4. Pastethecodeintothedialogbox(it’lllooksomethinglikethegobbledygook
A black box appears on the slide as a placeholder for your video, and PowerPoint
opens the Video Tools | Format and Video Tools | Playback contextual tabs.
5. Toplaythevideo,youcanuseeitherofthecontextualtabs.ClickVideoTools
|Format Play(Alt,JN,P)orVideoTools|Playback Play(Alt,JH,P).
The video appears in a player on your slide.
6. ClickthePlaybuttontowatchthevideo.
The video you saw online plays on your slide!
Tip: To preview how the video will look in an actual slideshow, use the buttons on the status bar to switch
to Reading or Slide Show view.
If the video player looks too small on the slide, switch back to Normal view and click
the placeholder box to reveal its resizing handles. Click a corner handle and then
drag to resize the video. Drag the placeholder or use the Video Tools | Format tab’s
Align button (Alt, JN, AA) to put the video where you want it on the slide. When you
view the video, the player is the size of the placeholder in Normal view.
Figure 23-2:
To insert a video from a website, you
need the video’s embed code.
Videosharing sites like YouTube and Hulu
have an Embed button or a link that
provides this code.
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