Embedding Videos in PowerPoint

I’m using PowerPoint 2010 and it’s super easy to embed videos. Why use embedded videos instead of just linking to a website?  Often websites are full of distracting (and sometimes even inappropriate) ads surrounding the video. There’s usually so much going around around the video that it’s hard to focus! Embedding will allow you to control where the video is within your presentation, and allows you to put any content you want (or even no content) around the video.

Here’s how to embed a video in PowerPoint 2010:

  1. First, find the video you want to use
  2. Copy its “embed” information
  3. Return to PowerPoint and the slide where you want the video
  4. Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video
  5. Click Video From Web Site
  6. In the Video From Web Site dialog box, paste the embed code, and then click Insert

Now if someone can tell me how to get the embedded video to play full size I’d appreciate a comment! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Embedding Videos in PowerPoint

  1. Kathy, I can’t remember how to embed videos in my Angel classes. I’ve been putting in links instead–where can I get a refresher on this?

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