How to Play a Video in PowerPoint Full Screen

When making presentations in PowerPoint, configure videos to play in full-screen mode via PowerPoint's video option controls. PowerPoint also lets you customize videos to play either when clicked upon or automatically at the beginning of a slide.

Step

Click on a video to select it within the slide. In the Video Tools section that appears, click Playback.

Select the video, and then open the Playback tab.
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Configure the video to play in full-screen mode.
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Step

Check the box next to Play Full Screen on the Video Options group. The video plays in full-screen mode when making the presentation.

Set the video to play automatically as soon as the slide starts.
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Step

Optional: Click the pull-down menu next to Start, and then select either On Click to play the video when clicked upon, or Automatically to play the video as soon as the slide starts. By default, this option is set to On Click.