Import video


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Video files added to a presentation can appear directly on a slide or in the viewer sidebar. Slide video is easily integrated into existing slides or you can create a slide containing only the video file. Adding a video file as sidebar video is especially useful if you have video of a speaker. Video added to the sidebar appears in the location used for Adobe Presenter photographs. Only one video can be added to one slide area.

(For information about adding SWF files, see Add and manage SWF files in presentations


Video is added to each slide individually. If you need to use one sidebar video file for multiple slides, split the video into separate files.

Video file formats that can be imported are 3GP, F4V (never reencoded as On2 FLV), ASF, AVI, DV, DVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, WMA, WMV, and FLV.

Adobe Presenter enables you to import multiple video file formats by reencoding them as On2 FLV files. The following formats can be converted: ASF, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MPE, M1V, M2V, MOD, MP2, MPV2, MP2V, MP4, DV, DVI, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GP2, and 3GPP2. The embedded files can be played on Flash Player 9 (in Adobe Presenter 7.0.7, the files can be played in Flash Player 9 or later).


H.264 files are not reencoded as FLV files because they are supported by Flash Player or later. Files in AVI and MOV format that are H.264 encoded are not converted to FLV.

Import video

  1. In PowerPoint, open a presentation (PPT or PPTX file).
  2. Select the slide to which you want to add the video file.
  3. Click Adobe Presenter, and in the Insert group, click Video > Import.
  4. Navigate to the video file you want to add to the slide.
  5. Select the video file.
  6. Under Import Options, select a Quality option from the menu.
  7. (Optional) To change the slide on which the video is imported, use the Import On menu to select a different slide.
  8. Select Slide Video or Sidebar Video.
  9. (Optional) Select Preview to see a small version of the video file directly in the Import Video dialog box.

    If you are importing a video that requires QuickTime for preview, using the Preview option might cause instability. (File types that use QuickTime for preview are MP4, DV, DVI, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GP2, 3GPP2, M4V, and F4V.)

  10. Click Open.
  11. (Optional) To see the video on the slide, publish and view the presentation.

Importing H.264 video

H.264 is a video compression standard created to provide good video quality at a lower bit rate than other standards.

You can import H.264 video into Adobe Presenter. H.264 video requires Flash Player version When the video is played back, Adobe Presenter checks for Flash Player version. If the installed Flash Player is older than version 9, an error message appears and the video does not play.


Some H.264 encoded video files may not be recognized by Adobe Presenter and are re-encoded to On2 VP6 codec to ensure proper playback in Flash Player.

Edit imported video files

After importing video files, you can edit the files if necessary.

  1. In PowerPoint, open a presentation (PPT or PPTX file).
  2. Select the slide containing the video file you want to edit.
  3. Click Adobe Presenter, and in the Insert group, click Video > Edit.
  4. (Optional) If the video you want to edit is on different slide, click the menu next to Attach On and select a different one.
  5. In the playbar, use Play/Pause    to start and pause the video file.
  6. Click the trash can  to delete the video file.
  7. To switch between video in the slide area and video in the sidebar, click the menu next to As and select an option. You can apply effects to both videos if they are on the same slide.
  8. (Optional) Select Mute Audio at Playback to silence the audio track on the video.
  9. (Optional) To change how much of the video is displayed for users, move or adjust the selection markers    on the bottom of the video playbar. Only the selection between the markers is played.
  10. Change the following options as necessary:


    Specifies the effect, such as Fade In, to apply to the video.


    Specifies the duration, such as fast or slow, of the selected effect.

    Start After

    Specifies when to start the effect. Effect can occur after a specified time delay, animation, or audio.

    Time (Sec)

    Specifies the amount of time to wait before the effect takes place. (Use the Time (Sec) option together with the Time Delay option in Start After.)

  11. When you are finished editing the video file, click OK.
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