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Using PresenterMedia Video Backgrounds

Posted on: Jan, 2015 By: Mike Weber

PowerPoint allows you to insert video backgrounds into your slides to add extra visual interest. You can find various videos online, but if you want something professional, customizable, and high-quality, PresenterMedia is an excellent option. This short tutorial will show you how to customize, save, and download a PresenterMedia video background and explore how to use our video backgrounds in PowerPoint.

Items Covered in the above video:

  • Opening a video into the PresenterMedia online customizer to edit text and images and build the video.
  • Where to find the finished video after the customization process is completed
  • How to download the video to your computer.
  • How to load the video into a slide in PowerPoint.
  • Changing the PowerPoint video settings to get the video to play automatically.

Due to limitations in older versions of PowerPoint, video backgrounds are designed to be used in PowerPoint 2010 or newer. PowerPoint 2007 and older will not allow text or objects in front of a video background. Although, the videos can still be use as a stand alone slide in 2007. 

First, go to PresenterMedia.com and create an account if you don't have one already set up. Once you have an account, you can browse through the library of available video backgrounds. When you find one you like, click on the thumbnail and click the "Customize this Item" button on the close-up page. Non-customizable videos will say, "Modify the Colors."

Once your video is finished customizing, follow the video to learn how to download it to your computer. Then insert the video background into PowerPoint by opening your presentation in PowerPoint and navigating to the slide where you want to insert the video background. Then, click on the "Insert" tab at the top of the screen and click "Video." Choose "Video from File" from the drop-down menu and select the file you downloaded from PresenterMedia. Follow the instructions in the video to set the PowerPoint video options to start playing when you launch your presentation automatically. 

A video background is a great way to add extra visual interest to your PowerPoint presentation. PresenterMedia has a wide variety of high-quality videos that you can use as backgrounds in your slides, and they're easy to customize, save, and download for use in PowerPoint. Find many PowerPoint template themes to quickly get started with designs and add customized video slides to build a great presentation slide deck. Don't delay; start customizing now.

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By: Mike Weber
Mike is a great asset as part of the team at PresenterMedia. He really loves working with people. He's always ready to help someone in need and it gives him great satisfaction in doing so. He is the go to person when a PresenterMedia customer needs help. While not at work, you will usually find him playing sports, running or enjoying a sports game.

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