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I am using PowerPoint 2010 and wanted to insert a video to within the PowerPoint file, but it makes the whole file 333 MB or (349,755,736 bytes). I need to burn the whole PowerPoint with the video onto a CD for distribution to my clients.

So I am looking for an option whereby I could instead insert a link to the video, so that I could burn both to the same CD. This would require that whatever I inserted as a link to the video was directed to the location on the CD being burned.

Right now, under the “Insert” “Video” menu’s I have only two choices: “Video from File” or “Video from Web”. Any suggestions, anyone?

asked Jan 26 '12 at 21:05

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You're close. Use the Insert Video from File button as normal. But, when selecting a file in the browse Window there is a small down arrow next to the Insert button. Click the small arrow and you'll see an option to "Link to File"

Note: To prevent complications with broken links, keep the videos in the same folder as your presentation, and link then them there.

Powerpoint link video to file


answered Jan 27 '12 at 11:34

grooveDexter's gravatar image


edited Jan 27 '12 at 11:34

Thank you - this was a great help and worked fine.

(Mar 02 '12 at 08:35) Genesistf Genesistf's gravatar image
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