Add a movie to a slide

You can embed a movie or link to a movie file from your PowerPoint presentation. When you embed your movie, you don't have to worry about lost files when you deliver your presentation because the movie becomes part of the file. If you want to limit the size of your presentation, you can link to a movie file instead.

Do any of the following:

ShowEmbed a movie

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide that you want to add a movie to.

ShowHow to select slides in the navigation pane

  1. On the View menu, click Normal.
  2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.
  1. Do one of the following:
To Do this
Insert a movie from a file

On the Home tab, under Insert, click Media, and then click Movie from File.

Home tab, Insert group

Select a movie file, and then click Insert.

Insert a movie from the Movies folder, iMovie, iTunes, or Photo Booth.

On the Home tab, under Insert, click Media, and then click Movie Browser.

Home tab, Insert group

On the pop-up menu, click iMovie, Movies, Photo Booth, or iTunes, and then click a movie and drag it onto the slide.

 Note   Photo Booth and iTunes display if you have photos in your Photo Booth or iTunes folder.

ShowLink to a movie file

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide that you want to add a movie to.

ShowHow to select slides in the navigation pane

  1. On the View menu, click Normal.
  2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.
  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Media, and then click Movie from File.

Home tab, Insert group

  1. Click the movie file you want, and then select the Link to file check box.
  2. Click Insert.

 Notes 

  • If you send the presentation to other people, be sure to include the movie file that is linked to the presentation; otherwise the movie will not play during the slide show.
  • To play the movie without having to search for it on your computer, place the linked movie file in the same folder as the presentation.

See also

Insert media into your document

Set the play options for a movie in your presentation

Resize or change the visual appearance of a movie

Graphic file types you can insert and save

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint for Mac 2011