Learn about the Movies tab within the Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
The Media Browser is a floating palette-like window in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac that contains several tabs for all types of media -- some of these tabs such as Photos and Audio have already been covered in separate tutorials -- in this third part of the Media Browser series, we explore the Movies tab that you can see in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Movies tab within Media Browser
The Movies tab of the Media Browser provides quick access to movie clips (videos) that are already in your iMovie or Mac OS X Movies folders -- in addition, it also shows any videos you create or store in your PhotoBooth and iTunes applications.
Let us now explore the various options available within the Movies tab of the Media Browser as marked in Figure 1, above:
Within the Preview Pane, you can select a movie file and right-click (or Ctrl+click) to bring up the contextual menu shown in Figure
Figure 2: Display options for Preview Pane in the Movies tab
These options within the contextual menu are explained below:
To insert a movie from the Media Browser's Movies tab, just drag it from the Preview Pane into your slide, as shown in
Figure 5: Movie clip being dragged and inserted onto the slide area
When the movie is inserted into your presentation, a movies Poster Frame is displayed (see Figure 6). To preview the movie, click the Play button on the movie control bar, as shown highlighted in red in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Movie clip inserted on the slide
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