Powerpoint: Inserting a Video


Inserting a Video

Select the slide you are going to insert your video into

Insert >> Video >> Video from File


Browse for your video >> Insert



To change the playback of your video

Click on the Playback tab

Click on the Start dropdown box

Choose between Automatically or On Click

Automatically will play your movie clip straight away

On Click means you have to click on your movie clip to get it to play


Inserting a Video from YouTube

The safest way to use a video from YouTube is to hyperlink it to your slide; do not embed the file as this can breach the Copyright Act 1994.

Find the video you want to link to

Click in the address bar, to copy your video link


Press Ctrl C (Copy) OR Right click and choose Copy


Go back to your PowerPoint slide

Click where you want to place your video link

Press Ctrl V (Paste) OR Right click and choose Paste


Highlight the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORxFwBR4smE


Right click on the link and choose Hyperlink


The following dialogue box will appear;


Choose Browsed Pages << select your YouTube video link


The hyperlink will change colour

You can also edit the text of the hyperlink to make it more relevant.


Right click on your hyperlink

Choose to Edit Hyperlink


The following dialogue box appears;

Select Text to display


Type in your text e.g. How NOT to use PowerPoint


Adding Action Buttons to your Presentation

By adding action buttons to your presentation you can tell a movie or sound to play or you could use an action button to navigate to another slide in your presentation.

Action Buttons

Insert >> Shapes >> Action Buttons

Choosing a button

Once you have chosen your button you will notice the mouse pointer has changed to a +
Move your mouse onto your slide >> click and drag to make your button


The action button dialogue box will now show, this is to enable you to choose the settings you want for your button


Choose which tab you want to use; Mouse Click or Mouse Over


Choose which action you want and click OK