How to insert a Video in PowerPoint

07.22.19  •  #PowerPointTips

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In this article, you will learn how to insert a video in PowerPoint. There are two ways of doing so – you can either choose a video from your computer’s storage or one from YouTube. We will show you both ways so you can use the technique you need. Watch our video-tutorial or read the instructions down below to get started!

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Insert a video from YouTube

If you would like to add a video from YouTube to your presentation, this is the way to go:

  1. Go to Insert in the PowerPoint task line on the top.
  2. Click on Video on the top right corner. Then choose the option onlinevideo.
  3. A window will open which will ask you to insert the video’s URL.
  4. Open the YouTube video you would like to embed in your browser. Perform a right mouse click on the video, and then click on Copy Video URL.
  5. Go back to PowerPoint and insert the URL by either pressing CTRL+V or right click and then Paste. Then click on Insert.
  6. Your video will then be inserted on your current slide. Just like any element, you can change its size or move it around now.
  7. To start the video (either while editing or in presentation mode), simply click on the play button.

Insert a video from your computer

To insert a video that is stored on your device, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Insert in the PowerPoint task line on the top.
  2. Click on Video on the top right corner. Then choose Video on my PC.
  3. A window will open. Click on the folder where your video is stored, click on the desired video and then click on Insert.
  4. Your video will then be inserted on your current slide. Just like any element, you can change its size or move it around now.
  5. To start the video (either while editing or in presentation mode), simply click on the play button at the bottom of the video.


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Pia Lehner-Mittermaier

Pia works in Marketing as a graphic designer and writer at SlideLizard. She uses her vivid imagination and creativity to produce good content.


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