When we do a presentation, sometimes it’s hard to get everyone’s attention with just empty talk and the Powerpoint file that is filled with words and photos.
To break the ice, we can try to embed some funny movie clips into our Powerpoint file.
- Coming to the slide that is embedded with a movie, simply click on the Play button and let your audiences focus on the screen as well as your presentation, not just for catching their eyes, but also to better express your idea with the clip.
As for the movie source, I think DVD movie is a pretty nice one since it’s cheap, common, and most importantly, the file size of the DVD clip is a lot smaller than the Blu-ray ones. So, let’s extract the movie from DVD, trim the footage, and put it on your PowerPoint slide.
Part 1. Extract the clip from a movie DVD
First of all, to insert the DVD movie into a PowerPoint file, we have to, unless you already have the clip, extract the movie file from an optical disc or a DVD-formatted file like ISO or Video_TS folder.
No matter you have the DVD, ISO file, or folder, to extract the movie from it, you should always get yourself a DVD ripper program on your computer.
Here, we can use echoshare DVD Ripper to cover the extraction.
Steps to extract DVD movie with echoshare DVD Ripper
StepGet ready for the DVD extraction
For starters, click the buttons below to get the DVD ripper on your computer for free. Install it then.
Next, take out the target DVD and insert it into your computer disc tray.
StepImport the DVD to the DVD ripper
Launch the DVD ripper and locate the big blue plus icon in the middle of the interface, click it and the program will automatically detect the inserted disc and load it up.
In just a second or two, the program will finish processing the disc and display the main movie of the disc on the interface.
StepSet up for the extraction
Here we are at the setup stage.
Choose the target video(s):
Since most DVD contains more than one video but this DVD ripper only displays the main one, to extract other videos, go to Full Title List. There, preview and select the target video(s).
Decide the format for the DVD movie:
Locate the Rip All to option, choose one from over 500 formats. MP4 and WMV will be my recommendations as they are the two most compatible formats and have a pretty small file size.
Anyway, no matter what format you choose, remember to pick up the Same as Source option to extract the DVD movie with full resolution.
Select audio and subtitle:
From the two drop-down menus, choose one from the available audio tracks and subtitle channels.
Trim the movie:
To clip the DVD movie, click on the Cut button (the one with a Scissor icon). Then, locate the slider, use your cursor to decide the starting and ending points.
Next, you may click:
- Split: Separate the movie into two clips;
- Add Segment: Extract the clip from the movie.
Not fond of it? Click Reset to redo or Delete to erase the previous clip.
When you’re done, click Save to preserve the clips.
Step 4. Finish the extraction
Part 2. Embed the DVD movie to your PowerPoint
You can directly insert your converted video from your file to your PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint has motion clips like the clip art except for the image, including animation, and this can be seen when you run for a presentation or slide show.
Take note that I’m using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. If you’re using a different one, don’t worry, the steps are generally the same.
Now let’s start:
StepGet ready for the DVD movie embedding
First thing first, open your PowerPoint file and go to the target slide. Then, move your cursor to the menu bar and find Insert.
StepInsert the DVD movie
From Insert, find the Video option and click on it. Choose the “Video from File” option and proceed.
Next, from the pop-out window, browse and select the DVD movie you just extracted and click Embed to confirm.
That’s it. Two steps only, don’t forget to save the changes before exit. Then you can have your presentation with a DVD movie on it. Be well.