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How to Insert a Vimeo Video into PowerPoint

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Sep 13, 2021• Proven solutions

Now video sharing is considered to be one of the most effective ways of conveying your message and reaching out to the global audience. In this article we are going to tell you everything about how to insert a video from Vimeo to PowerPoint.

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How to insert a downloaded Vimeo video into PowerPoint

Adding a video to your PowerPoint presentation is not only going to engage the audience but also enhance the scope for interaction. Vimeo videos and with YouTube videos are often added to PowerPoint for an extra effect.

Insert a Vimeo video file into PowerPoint:

Step 1: Click on the ‘insert’ tab of PowerPoint located just next to the Home button.


Step 2: Now click on the Video button on the right (next to the symbol button) and choose ‘video from file’ option.


Step 3: Now locate the video you want to embed, select it and click on ‘Insert’.


Now you are all done and your video is there on your PowerPoint presentation.

How to embedding Vimeo videos to PowerPoint

It’s easy to enrich your presentation with a video from Vimeo, a popular video hosting site. You can either add a video you have created and uploaded to Vimeo yourself, or use a video created by others as long as its owner has not disabled embedding.

Here’s the tutorial on how to embed a Vimeo video in your PowerPoint presentation.

Step 1: First you need to open the Vimeo video you wish to add to your presentation. Now hit the ‘Share’ button which resembles the paper plane icon. A window will pop up.


The text under the ‘Embed’ section has to be copied and pasted onto Notepad or MS Word.

Step 2: The copied text which looks like a code is going to be a long one. Now just copy the bold section of the text.


Step 3: Open the PowerPoint presentation and click “Insert” and then choose the down arrow below the video icon. You will have three choices which are: video from file, video from website and clipart video. Choose video from website.


Step 4: Paste the embedded code and then click “Insert”.


Step 5: To preview the movie to check if it works, just click the icon at the bottom of the right corner of your screen. When everything is “Okay”, press escape twice to go back to the normal view.

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Ollie Mattison
Ollie Mattison is a writer and a lover of all things video.