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Skype for Business - 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. We recommend that video files not exceed 50 MB. If your video exceeds 50 MB, we suggest compressing these files before uploading.

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

      Note: The audio will play 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. 

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:skype for business play video in meeting powerpoint   Doc ID:74465
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-07-05 09:29 MSTUpdated:2017-07-05 09:29 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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