As discussed in the previous post, you can embed videos from YouTube to PowerPoint in a few, easy steps. Just go to the insert tab, paste the YouTube video’s embed code in the Insert window, and presto! You have a video on your slide.
Your presentation can now be even more dynamic with the addition of a video. However, you can take this further by setting how you want your video to play.
Set the playback options in PowerPoint 2013 to make specific adjustments and gain more control over your videos throughout your pitch.
In this post, we’ll focus on how to use the Playback option under the Video Tools group for a more professional way of presenting videos with the right timing.
Play a Video Clip Automatically or When Clicked
Before you play a video automatically, open the PowerPoint file first and embed a video in your deck.
1. Check if the deck is set in the Normal view, then click on the video slide object. Once you’re done, you’ll notice that Video Tools will appear in the ribbon, which includes the Format and Playback options.
2. Select Playback, and then choose the Automatically option in the Start menu under the Video Options group. This will play the video automatically when you start viewing the slide containing the video itself.
Choose the On Click option if you want to play the video upon clicking the mouse.
Note: Before setting this option, make sure to disable any animations you’ve applied to your video to avoid any interruptions. Follow the steps above if you haven’t put any animations to it.
Hide and Loop a Video
Aside from simply putting a video into your slide, you can also hide it before playing it. Here’s how:
1. Click the video frame, and under the Video Tools, select Playback.
Note: In the Start list under Video Options, make sure that the On Click option is set to avoid playing your video automatically once you click Slide Show.
To loop a video which allows you to repeat the video you’ve included in your slide, check the Loop until Stopped box under the Video Options.
With PowerPoint’s functions, not only can you embed videos, but you can also control them at your own discretion.
Doing this gives your deck the engaging and persuasive power with the addition of customizing video playback timing and appearance for a seamless presentation overall.
If you’re going for a dynamic and interesting pitch, take advantage of including video playback options in your deck.
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“Set the ‘Playback’ Options for a Video in Your Presentation.” Office Support. Accessed January 24, 2016. https://support.office.com/en-nz/article/Set-the-Playback-options-for-a-video-in-your-presentation-1267985a-670f-462a-a746-813beae52258