How To Add Video In A PPT | PowerPoint Tutorial

This blog explains how to add video in PPT.

Why should you add videos in Presentations?

Using a relevant video in your PowerPoint presentations is a great way to make your message more memorable to your audience by making it more engaging. Here are a few reasons you must consider adding videos to your next PowerPoint presentation. Let’s get into it:

  1. Great at Storytelling: A good, compelling story keeps your audience present and engaged. Imagine conveying your story in a more interactive, visual and sensory manner — that’s exactly what videos do for you. Besides, they keep the content interesting for you.
  2. Convey more with less: You can communicate a lot of content with a video in a shorter time than using text slides.
  3. Creates desired emotions in your audience: You can decide exactly how you want your presentation to make your audience feel — Serious? Emotional? Inspirational? You can bring your business presentation to life with a video that gets the point across.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint Presentation?

There are multiple ways you can insert a YouTube video to your presentation slides. This PowerPoint tutorial will guide you to learn how to add video in PPT using the YouTube embed code.

Here are the steps to build stunning PowerPoint presentations by embedding YouTube videos.

Step 1 — On YouTube, play the video you want to add.

Step 2 — Copy the embed code — Share > Embed > Copy

Step 3 — Switch to PowerPoint and select a slide you want to add the video to

Step 4 — Click on Insert > Video > Online Video

Step 5 — Paste the embed code in the Online video dialogue box and click Insert

Step 6 — You can play the video from the play button appearing over the video.

Please note a couple of points -

  1. One caveat in embedding youtube videos is that your business presentation will become dependent on the internet connection. You will need to ensure a proper internet connection on your presentation day.
  2. Make sure to check whether you will be presenting on a 16:9 or a 4:3 screen. If the aspect ratio of your YouTube video in PowerPoint matches that of your PowerPoint slides, the video can be played full screen without the horizontal black bars.

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Originally published at on April 8, 2020.




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