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Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint 2013

Learn how to insert online videos in PowerPoint 2013.

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Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7, 8, and 10







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.

Tip: Want to learn how to add a local video clip to your slides? Look at our Insert Video (Movie) Clips in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

Follow these steps to learn more:

  1. Launch PowerPoint 2013. Most of the time, PowerPoint already has a new slide -- change the layout of this slide to Title Only by selecting the Home tab | Layout | Title Only option. This results in the slide layout you see in Figure 1.

    Slide with Title Only Layout
    Figure 1: Slide with Title Only Layout

  2. Now select the Insert tab of the Ribbon, and click the Video button (highlighted in red within Figure 2 ). And from the resultant drop-down menu choose Online Video option (highlighted in blue within Figure 2).

    Online Video option
    Figure 2: Online Video option

  3. This brings up the Insert Video dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.

    Insert Video dialog box
    Figure 3: Insert Video dialog box

    Within the Insert Video dialog box you'll find a list of online video service providers, as shown in Figure 3, above. Additionally, if you are signed in within PowerPoint via your Microsoft Account on Windows 7 (or Windows 8), you will see your OneDrive account and any other services connected.

    Note: Does your Insert Video dialog box look different than what's shown in Figure 3, above? That may be because you may be connected to different services via your Microsoft Account. It may also be because this option is an online service, that's prone to change continuously.


    Options within the Insert Video dialog box are explained below, as marked in Figure 3, above.

    1. OneDrive: Within this option, you can access videos uploaded to your OneDrive account and insert them within your PowerPoint slides. To learn more refer to our Insert Video from OneDrive in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

    2. YouTube: You can get videos from YouTube. Learn more in our Insert Video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

    3. From a Video Embed Code: Within this option, you can just paste the video embed code and insert the video within your PowerPoint slides. To learn more refer to our Insert Video from Video Embed Code in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

    4. Also insert from: Other than the options explained above, you may see additional video sources within this section. In this case, you can see that a Facebook option is available. To use this option, you first have to connect your Facebook account to your Microsoft account. Explore more in our Add Services in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

  4. Choose any of the video sources, and select the video you want to add to your slide.

  5. Make sure to save your presentation.

Cannot Access the Insert Video dialog box?

Cannot access the Insert Video dialog box, shown in Figure 3 earlier on this page? That may be because you are not connected online or Microsoft's servers are facing some temporary connectivity issues. You may see a different dialog box, as shown in Figure 4, below. In this case, just click on the Work offline button (highlighted in red within Figure 4, below), and you will see the local Insert Video option, as detailed in our Insert Video in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

Work offline button
Figure 4: Work offline button

See Also: Insert Online Videos (Movie Clips) Into PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

 

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