Poster Frames for Videos in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Created: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

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Add a Poster Frame for your video clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


After inserting a video within your presentation, you may see a blank/black rectangle instead—caused by the file format of the video clip inserted on the slide. Not all the formats show these blank/black rectangles. In fact, you may also see the first frame of the video clip in some cases. However, if you do see this blank/black rectangle, do note that it may look professional. With PowerPoint’s Poster Frame option, you can easily overcome this limitation, and change the black rectangle to a picture of your choice by selecting a frame from the video itself, or even a picture from a different source.

Poster Frames for Videos in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Add a Poster Frame for your video clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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