Inserting Videos and Sound into PowerPoint Presentations

Videos:

It is easy to insert a video into your PowerPoint presentation. Just follow the steps below.

1. Make sure your video is in one of the file formats that is acceptable to PowerPoint. For a list, click here.

2. Save your video in the same location as you are going to save your presentation (on a memory stick is best).

3. Open PowerPoint, click on the Insert tab and then the Movie button. This will open up a dialogue box where you can browse and select your video. By double clicking your video, this will insert and ask you whether you want it to start automatically or when clicked.

4. Select Automatically if you want the video to start when you open you slide or When Click if you want to discuss it first.

Sound:

The process for inserting sound is much the same as inserting a video. The greatest differences are the file formats and whether you want the sound to continue across slides or be restricted to just one slide.

1. Make sure your audio is in one of the file formats that is acceptable to PowerPoint. For a list, click here.

2. Save your audio in the same location as you are going to save your presentation (on a memory stick is best).

3. Open PowerPoint, click on the Insert tab and then the Sound button. This will open up a dialogue box where you can browse and select your audio. By double clicking your audio, this will insert it and ask you whether you want it to start automatically or when clicked.

4. Select Automatically if you want the audio to start when you open you slide or When Click if you want to discuss it first.

5. In the Sound Tools tab you can change whether you want the sound to begin automatically, when clicked or play across slides by using the drop down menu.

6. The Sound Tools tab also allows you to hide the little sound logo and loop the sound continuously.

Don’t forget to share your successes and failures with me!

Advertisements

About timthelibrarian

Tim Harwood is a Teacher Librarian and eLearning enthusiast.
This entry was posted in PowerPoint, Sound, Video. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Inserting Videos and Sound into PowerPoint Presentations

  1. Josie Crisara says:

    Am always looking for more efficient ways of doing things. Thanks

  2. Chris Monos says:

    Cannot make the PD Thursday, however I will follow your instructions carefully and see how successful I am. Thanks Tim.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s