Display Video in PowerPoint
Along with being a great content creation tool for digital signage, PowerPoint is an excellent media player. This feature makes is easy to display video in PowerPoint. You can mix in a video clip as one of the “slides” in your presentation. Or you can create a presentation consisting of a single video that plays in a continuous loop.
One popular use-case for digital signage is to display a video commercial for a product or service you’re offering. Why not display your video commercial in a loop on a standard TV screen using PowerPoint?
Our PowerPlayer™ product offers a simple, low-cost way to display multimedia digital signage on your TV screen using only PowerPoint. PowerPlayer allows you combine background images, fonts, text, pictures, animation and video using PowerPoint’s flexible screen layout features to produce stunning multimedia digital signage.
In this article we’re going to present, step-by-step, how to display video in PowerPoint and play it full screen on your TV. In the example shown below we’re going to show you how to display video in PowerPoint in a continuous loop.
Step #1: Create a New Presentation
Open PowerPoint and create a new presentation. Click New from the File menu and select a Blank Presentation. This is what you do every time to create a PowerPoint presentation. Here’s what the PowerPoint screen should look like:
Step #2: Insert Your Video File
Click the Insert tab on the PowerPoint top (ribbon) menu. From the Insert sub-menu click Video (under the Media section on the far right). A drop-down will appear. Click Video on My PC. You can now select the video file to be inserted in the presentation.
After selecting the video file PowerPoint will display a black placeholder box for the video.
Click the placeholder box to select the video. The Video Tools section will be displayed in the PowerPoint menu. Under the Video Tools section the Format and Playback commands are displayed:
Step #3: Configure Video Playback Settings
Click Playback (under the Video Tools section). A collection of video playback setting will be displayed. From the Start drop-down select Automatically. Check Display Full Screen and Loop until Stopped. The screen should look as follows:
Step #4: Setup Video Loop to Run Without Mouse Click
Normally to advance a “slide” in PowerPoint you must make a mouse click. As the video will be displayed in a continuous loop you must disable this feature. Click the Transition tab from the PowerPoint menu. At the far right of the Transitions sub-menu (under the Advance Slide section) uncheck On Mouse Click.
Follow these 4 simple steps to display video in PowerPoint. You can create a PowerPoint presentation with a single video looped continuously. Or you can create a multimedia presentation that includes text, images, animation as well as video. PowerPoint supports standard mp4 (h.264) and wmv video file formats.
PowerPlayer – PowerPoint Digital Signage
To display PowerPoint presentations on your TV take a look at our PowerPlayer™ product. PowerPlayer is a low-cost Windows 10 media player that plugs into your TV’s HDMI source input. With PowerPlayer you can create and display digital signage using PowerPoint. It includes cloud storage and a complete content management service (CMS).
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