Inserting a video with PowerPoint 2010 starts the same as PPT 2007. Insert >> Video >> Video From File.

And we still get the same dialog window to choose the video to insert. But the drop down menu is now very important.

If ‘Insert’ is selected the video will be embedded.

If ‘Link to File’ is selected it will be linked to an external file.

Note: find and select video first, then use the Link dropdown because selecting the dropdown is the same as clicking it.

– Troy @ TLC