Video is perhaps the ultimate multimedia object you can add to your PowerPoint presentation. You have a moving picture, as well as sound in a video clip. A video clip, even a short one, can help you make a point in your presentation. Just as with sound clips and photo files, you can get video clips by using either the PowerPoint Clip Gallery or other video files.
Inserting Video Files from the Clip Gallery
As with clip art, pictures, and sound clips, you can also use PowerPoint's built-in Clip Gallery to browse through a selection of video clips.
To use PowerPoint's built-in Clip Gallery to browse through a selection of video clips, use the following steps:
Inserting Other Video Files
If you have video clips that didn't come with PowerPoint, you can incorporate them, too, just as you can use picture and sound files from other folders on your hard drive. The most common video file formats that work with PowerPoint are AVI, MPG, FLC, and FLI files. AVI and MPG files produce movie-like and television-like video clips. Just as with sound files, you might not even be aware of video files you already have available. You can also download files from the Web or purchase video files if you desire .
To add one of these files to your PowerPoint presentation, use the following steps (they are exactly the same as when you inserted a sound file):
As with pictures and sound clips, you can resize the video clip and move it to anywhere on the slide. To play the video clip, double-click its icon on the slide (in Slide Show view, just single-click ).