Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Online Video Clips
Insert Online Video Clips
The Online Video option in PowerPoint 2013 has been greatly enhanced. This feature is very helpful as you are not limited to just the video
available on your system. You can choose from a variety of other video sources. And all this happens within PowerPoint -- there's no need to
open your web browser.
Insert Video from OneDrive
Our next option within the Insert Online Video series is inserting video from OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive). OneDrive is an online
service which allows you to store files online - it also allows you to work on Microsoft Office web applications such as PowerPoint Online,
where you can create and edit presentations. Remember that you will have to first sign in with your Microsoft account. Learn more in our
Sign In to a OneDrive Account tutorial.
Insert Video from YouTube
PowerPoint 2013 provides various sources which allow you to insert online video within your slide. We have already covered how to insert
video from OneDrive. In this tutorial we'll cover how you can insert video from YouTube.
Insert Video Using Embed Code
The next option in our Insert Online Video in PowerPoint 2013 series is inserting video from a Video Embed Code. Here you can use embed code
from any site and paste into Insert Video dialog box to insert the video clip into your slide. Technically, this option should work with
YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and most other sites. In reality, this option seems to only work with YouTube! And with YouTube, you don't even
need code since PowerPoint 2013 allows you to directly search and insert video clips from YouTube.
Insert Video from Facebook
The last option within our tutorials of the Insert Online Video series is bringing in videos from Facebook. There is a prerequisite though
-- to insert video from your Facebook account you will first have to add Facebook as a connected Service within your Microsoft account --
this needs to be done only once.