How to embed video in powerpoint

How to embed video in powerpoint

Digital presentations have been around for a long time, but they’re as important as ever in 2021. And over the last 20 years, your presentations have evolved – today’s professional presenter has to be more polished and take advantage of all the digital tools available.

One way to level up your PowerPoint presentation is to include video content in some of your slides. It allows you to take a small break from presenting and lets you showcase top content from other creators. But embedding online videos makes you vulnerable to poor web connection that can derail your presentation. To make sure you’re as prepared as possible, I’m going to go over three ways to add videos directly to PowerPoint:

  1. Adding a video from your computer
  2. Embedding a video from the web
  3. Adding a web video for offline presentation

Adding a video from your computer:

If you have a video saved on your computer, it couldn’t be easier to add to a PowerPoint presentation. Start by going to the point in your presentation where you’d like to place your video. From the top toolbar, choose Insert, then Video. You’ll have a few options here – for this method, choose Movie from file. Go through your file and select the video you want to add. For an even quicker import, just locate the file on your computer and drag & drop it onto the correct slide in PowerPoint.

How to embed video in powerpoint

Once your video has been imported from your computer, you can use PowerPoint’s editing tools in the Video Format tab to crop, rotate, and resize the video. But if you need to make any other edits, like trimming, filtering, changing speed, or adding text, you’ll need to use another editing platform like Kapwing.

Embedding a video from the web:

PowerPoint also allows you to embed videos from major web platforms like YouTube. If you click Insert, then Video, you’ll see an option that says Online Movie. Select this option to copy a link to a video from any major video platform online. Once it’s been imported to PowerPoint, you can resize and arrange it on the slide, and play it during your slideshow, as long as you have a quick & stable internet connection.

How to embed video in powerpoint

Adding a web video for offline presentation:

Web videos are easy to upload to PowerPoint, but they can only be watched during a slideshow if you have a fast & reliable internet connection, which is not always the case. Instead, you should include an actual downloaded video file to use in your presentation.

I recommend using Kapwing to download your web videos safely and quickly. Head to and click Start Editing to go to the Studio, where you can paste the link to the video you want to use. Once it’s fully uploaded, you can make any edits the video needs, and click Export when you’re ready to download.

How to embed video in powerpoint

To add your newly downloaded video to a PowerPoint presentation, go to the slide you want to use, select “Insert” from the upper toolbar, and select “Video” and “Movie from file.” Find the video you downloaded from Kapwing and it will immediately import to PowerPoint.

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How to embed video in powerpoint

Raise your hand if you tune out as soon as someone opens a PowerPoint deck during a meeting at work. Everyone? Of course. While PowerPoint remains one of the simplest ways to create a presentation, it’s also become one of the most dreaded parts of office life. Luckily, there’s an easy way to overcome death by PowerPoint: embedded videos.

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Why video presentations?

Why is video so special? It’s predicted that by 2021, online videos will make up more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic. And yet, only 4% of presenters utilize video during their presentations.

This is surprising, considering that viewers retain 95% of a message’s information when they watch it through video. Compare this to 10% retention when reading text, and you can see there’s a huge opportunity to make your business presentations snappier and more engaging.

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How to insert video into PowerPoint

The process for adding a video to PowerPoint varies depending on what version of PowerPoint you’re working with. The following are instructions for Powerpoint 365, though they don’t deviate much from earlier Powerpoint versions, so you should be able to follow along just fine.

Embed a video from a file on PC

1. Click on the slide you want, then go to Menu > Insert.

2. In the top right corner, click Video > Video on My PC.

3. Find the video you want to add and click “Insert”.

4. Adjust the settings in the Video Format toolbar to make sure it plays the way you want. For example, if you want your video to take center stage as soon as you click on the slide, make sure you select “Play Full Screen” and “Start Automatically”.

5. Preview your presentation to check your video plays exactly how you want it to. That’s it! You’re done.

Embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint

The process for embedding a video from YouTube varies depending on your operating system and version of PowerPoint. For Powerpoint 365, simply click ”Insert Video”, then choose ”Online Video”. Insert the web address for any video from YouTube, Slideshare, Vimeo, or Stream. For this to work, you’ll need internet during your presentation.

The following steps work for embedding YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010 from a PC.

1. On YouTube, find the video you want, click the Share button below the video frame, and choose Embed.

2. Copy the Embed code. Make sure it’s the right code. Don’t copy the URL on the initial “Share” popup screen. After clicking the “Embed” icon, wait for a popup screen called “Embed Video”. Here, click the “Copy” button in the bottom right corner. The correct code should start with