PowerPoint 2010 provides us a a very easy option to import and use videos in a presentation. In this article, we will look at how to Insert YouTube Videos and other media files into a PowerPoint Presentation. We will also learn how to Trim and customize a video.
Step 1: Open a PowerPoint Presentation, When you add a new slide (or change the slide layout), you will see the below screenshot. Select the Media option as shown below.
Step 2: Browse through your local folder and select a video to insert. Once the video is imported. You will see the same on the slide. In this demo, let me add a Windows Phone 7 Demonstration video. (video courtesy – Chris Pirillo)
A point to note – You will also see the media button and options below the video. This can be used to control the Playback and other Media options.
Step 3: You can look at a preview of the video by right-clicking on the video file. If the video is a long one, and you do not want to show the entire video in your presentation, then you can trim and show just a section.
Step 4: You can basically, choose the section which you want to show in your presentation. Once the selection is made, Just hit the OK button.
and Bingo.. the trimmed video will be as a part of your presentation!
Insert Videos from Web Site (YouTube, MetaCafe, BlipTV etc..)
Somes times when you see a nice video and want to include it in your presentation, you dont really want to download it and import. Rather, there is a need to add it directly. Office 2010 provides you an option to import a video from any website. In this example, lets import an YouTube Video.
Step 1: Goto Insert Menu -> Select Video -> Video from Website (as Shown below)
Step 2: This will give you a dialog to insert a link of the video. You can copy the embed code from YouTube (or any other websites) and paste it into the textbox below (as shown)
On clicking the Insert Button, you will find the YouTube video inserted in the Slide. You can resize it as per your need..!
You also have options to change the Video Styles, Correct the brightness and Contrast etc..
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