How to Add Videos to PowerPoint Kiosk Mode

It is possible to add videos to a PowerPoint Kiosk or self-running presentation. You have been able to do this for years but it’s become a lot easier in recent versions of Office. Making the video work within a self-running presentation takes a little extra trickery. L

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 7, 2021

It is possible to add videos to a PowerPoint Kiosk or self-running presentation. You have been able to do this for years but it’s become a lot easier in recent versions of Office. Making the video work within a self-running presentation takes a little extra trickery. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for devices running PowerPoint

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Here are the steps:

  • Go to the presentation and add a blank slide where you want the video to go.
  • Insert the video onto the slide from Insert | Video.
  • Make any changes you want to the video; trimming, effects, fades , and so on.
  • Ensure that Video Tools | Playback | Video Options | Start is set to Automatically. Refer to below image:
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Set the Playback to automatically
  • Using the slider below the video, note the running time of the video.
  • Switch to the Transitions tab. Under Timing | Advance Slide | After set the duration to the same (our video is 41 seconds) or a little more than the video playback time. See below image:
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Set the timing for the video

With those settings the video will automatically play when the slide appears and will advance to the next slide when the video ends. If the video slide gets ‘stuck’ set the Advance Slide duration to match the video playing time.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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