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Play a video in a Skype for Business meeting

The best way to play a video in a Skype for Business meeting is to insert it in a PowerPoint slide, then upload the PowerPoint to the meeting.

Note: We recommend that video files be less than 50 MB. See Compress the media files in your presentation to solve the issue.

Insert the video in PowerPoint

  1. Open PowerPoint in Normal view.

  2. Click the slide that you want the video to be in.

  3. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.

    Screen shot of insert a video

  4. In the Insert Video box, double click the video that you want to insert in the slide.

  5. Save your PowerPoint file.

Upload the PowerPoint in Skype for Business and play the video

  1. In your Skype for Business meeting, click the presentation (monitor) icon, and click Present PowerPoint Files.

    Presentation Options
  2. Find your presentation and double-click it to upload it to the meeting.

  3. Go to the slide that contains the video, then pause on (hover over) the video to unhide the video controls:

    • Click Play to start the video and then Pause to stop.

    • Click the speaker icon to change the volume or mute/un-mute the audio.

    Screen shot of video in a meeting

    Important:  The audio plays for participants who use computer audio, but not for people on the phone.

  4. Use the annotation tools on this slide, just like any other slides.

  5. You can also press F5 on your keyboard to go to full screen.

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