PPT 2010 has a different default when inserting videos than previous versions. Basically it no longer asks how you would like the movie to play and simply inserts the movie with a preset play action. Unfortunately for me, the default action is not the one I ever need…

The default action sets up the video to play when clicked on with the mouse. In the animation pane, this is what you see – a trigger animation.

To be fair, I see this animation setting used by many presenters, so it is a vailid option as a default action. What makes it difficult is that there is no option to change the default behavior – we are all forced to go with what the Microsoft analysis deemed the best default action.

– Troy @ TLC