Indezine Logo




Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to insert an online video clip in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. You can insert videos from YouTube and other sites.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher



Learn PowerPoint

Explore PowerPoint for Windows versions.



PowerPoint 2013 has an Online Video option that’s very helpful and allows you to insert videos from online video sites. This means that videos you insert are not limited to just the ones 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 Local Videos

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

Follow these steps to insert online video clips in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows:

  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, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  2. Slide with Title Only Layout
    Figure 1: Slide with Title Only Layout
  3. Now, select the Insert tab of the Ribbon, and click the Video button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below. And from the resultant drop-down menu choose Online Video option, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 2.
  4. Online Video option
    Figure 2: Online Video option
  5. Doing so brings up the Insert Video dialog box, as shown in Figure 3, below.
  6. Insert Video dialog box
    Figure 3: Insert Video dialog box
  7. 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.
  8. Changing Interface?

  9. 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.
  10. Options within the Insert Video dialog box are explained below, as marked in Figure 3, above.
  11. A. OneDrive

  12. 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 for Windows tutorial.
  13. B. YouTube

  14. You can get videos from YouTube. Learn more in our Insert Video from YouTube in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows tutorial.
  15. C. From a Video Embed Code

  16. 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 for Windows tutorial.
  17. D. Also insert from

  18. 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 for Windows tutorial.
  19. Choose any of the video sources, and select the video you want to add to your slide.
  20. Make sure to save your presentation often.

Cannot Access the Insert Video dialog box?

Cannot access the Insert Video dialog box, as shown in Figure 3 previously 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, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4, 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:

    14 05 01 - Online Video Clips: Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

    Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

    You May Also Like: Presentation Procrastinators: 03 | Passion Flower PowerPoint Templates


    Popular Posts

    Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
    Learn about Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

    Christmas PowerPoint Presentation
    Christmas PowerPoint Presentation
    This presentation is a great introduction to why we celebrate Christmas for both Christian and non-Christian audiences.

    Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides in PowerPoint 2010
    Applying Slide Masters to Individual Slides in PowerPoint 2010
    Learn how to apply Slide Masters to individual slides in PowerPoint 2010.

    Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text in PowerPoint 2013
    Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text in PowerPoint 2013
    Learn how to copy and remove highlighting for text in PowerPoint 2013.



    Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

    You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

    Buy and Download for $99+ (83 MB)

    This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Insert Online Video Clips in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


    Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Media Kit | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

    Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

    PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

    Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

    ©2000-2022, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.