Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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PPT 365 has two options for incorporating video into a PPT:
1. Insert Video: Insert ribbon | Media icon (on the far right) | Video | This device | browse to the video.
2. Record Slides: Slide Show ribbon | Set Up tab | Record Slide Show | Record from Current Slide

When Option 2 is selected, a video is inserted on the bottom of the PPT. A still of the subject of the video appears as an image before the video is played.

When Option 1 is selected, a video is inserted into the PPT, but it appears as a black rectangle without any image of the subject of the video. The black rectangle then appears as a video when played.

Is it possible to get option 1 to display the video as an image rather than as a black rectangle?
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Re: Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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I think you mistyped something - you have "When Option 2 is selected" twice.

When I insert a video using option 1, the video shows as an image on the slide.
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Re: Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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I have corrected it. When Option 2 is selected, I get a black rectangle when I am viewing the slide in PPT. When I click play, I see the video. When it is not playing, it is a black rectangle.
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That's the reverse of your description in the first post...
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Re: Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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Option 1 (Insert Video: Insert ribbon | Media icon (on the far right) | Video | This device | browse to the video) is when I get a black rectangular placeholder for the video. I want that placeholder to appear as a still of the video, which is what I get in option 2.

I am not sure how you are getting an image to display for option 1 (inserting a video). I am using Office 365 Enterprise and inserting an MP4.
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I am using Office 2019 (the non-365 version)
I activate the Insert tab of the ribbon, and click on Video > This Device in the Media group.
I select a .mp4 file from my SSD, and click Insert.
Example result:

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HansV wrote:
04 May 2021, 11:40
I am using Office 2019 (the non-365 version)
I activate the Insert tab of the ribbon, and click on Video > This Device in the Media group.
I select a .mp4 file from my SSD, and click Insert.
Example result:
This works exactly the same for me using Office 365
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Re: Show image of video inserted into a PPT

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I discovered the problem. The first few frames of my PPT were black.

I was able to fix this by selecting the video and going to Playback | Trim Video and then trimming the first few frames of the video out.
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