PowerPoint has the ability to embed videos so that you can queue them up to play within a slide without having to leave the presentation itself.
For the purposes of this article, there are 2 different types of videos, Online Videos (eg. YouTube) and Offline Videos (a video file that is saved on your computer).
Please read the appropriate section below for your computer type.
If your version of Office is older than those that Microsoft gives instructions for, we would recommend upgrading your Office version.
- Windows Users, the latest Office apps can be installed from here: https://portal.microsoft.com
- Mac Users, Office 2016 is available in Self Service.
Please see ILT if you have problems with upgrading.
Microsoft has a support article about embedding Online Videos into your presentation. Please note that not all websites support the embedding of their videos:
Another Microsoft article for Offline Videos:
If using the Linked video method, please pay particular attention to the recommendation to keep the presentation and the video in the same folder. If you are creating a PowerPoint slideshow and you will be using it on a different computer, when you copy the slideshow to a different location, you must remember to copy any video files as well.
Office for Mac does not support embedding online videos natively, however Microsoft does recommend a third party developer that makes an add-on for PowerPoint that will enable you to embed Online Videos to a presentation. See the Microsoft article below. Please note that not all websites support the embedding of their videos:
PowerPoint for Mac does support offline videos. See the article below for a guide: