How to Compress a Video in PowerPoint and Its Alternative? [Step-by-Step]

Compressing a video in PowerPoint is not difficult. With some helpful tips introduced in this guide, you can easily get your video compressed.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 24, 2024

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Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint as it is known is a widely used presentation package, which needless to say, needs no introduction but let's just skim through a few of its features.

It is designed to be the complete presentation package as you can create slides, charts, bars, embed links, and import media files. We are not just talking images here, you can import audio and videos, to make your presentation more appealing. In case you don't know, PowerPoint can be used for casual video editing like trimming, cropping, and compression, you want to know how?

How to Compress Video Files in PowerPoint

One of the hidden features of Microsoft PowerPoint that you can take advantage of is its video compression. The best part is, you get to choose your quality option, and PowerPoint will compress video with little to no quality loss. Compressing video on PowerPoint requires no additional tools or video editing knowledge and is not complicated. Just follow these steps:

Step 1. Upload a Video

Click on the Insert tab. Go to Videos and select from the two options i.e. choose a video online or from your PC.

upload a video in powerpoint

Step 2. Choose Compression

Once the video has been uploaded, select it and click on 'File.' Under 'Info,' you will find 'Media size and performance,' click on it and select one of the three compression options.

choose compression

Step 3. Save Media

The compression starts automatically, and you just need to save it by right-clicking on the video and 'Save Media as…'. Select the destination folder and rename your video.

save media

More Effective Way to Compress Videos 

Alternatively, you can try other video compression software if you want more video editing features. We recommend using EaseUS Video Converter. It has video conversion, compression, and editing options and can compress videos into lesser file sizes without watermarks and quality loss 

Compared to other video compressors, EaseUS Video Converter has 47X video processing speed for faster compression and conversion, and according to their review and description, it keeps at least 98% of video quality whenever you compress. To compress video(s) without quality loss, follow these steps:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer. Select "Video Compressor" from the left side pannel. 

Choose Video Compressor

Step 2. Click "Choose Files" to select video files you wish to compress. You can choose any video format like MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, WebM, and more. Then, import the video by clicking "Open."

Add files

Step 3. Click the gear icon next to your video information to customize your video size, targeted output format, bitrate, resolution, and more. Then, you can click "Preview" to preview your video. Once done, click "OK," and then click "Compress" or "Compress All" to start compressing.

Choose file size

Step 4. Once the process is completed, you can go to the "Finished" tab to check the compressed videos.

Compress completed


We all know that there are not many video compressors that can compress videos without losing quality or putting a watermark. However, you can exploit the hidden feature of Microsoft PowerPoint for casual video editing or use advanced editing tools like EaseUS Video Converter to compress faster. With its 47X compression speed, you can compress video faster and more efficiently.

Frequently Asked Questions About Video Compression

Video codecs and resolutions are the best methods to compress videos without quality loss, but most video compression tools utilize quality compression because it is easier and produces lesser file sizes. So:

1. How do I compress 50MB in PowerPoint?

Start by inserting a video into your PowerPoint slide. Click on File, and under Info, you will find the Media size and compression option. 

2. How do I improve the quality of a video in PowerPoint?

PowerPoint does not reduce video quality until you decide to save it as a PPT file

3. How do I embed a video in PowerPoint without losing quality?

If you import a video to PowerPoint and attempt to use it as a slide for your presentation, PowerPoint will automatically reduce the quality when you save your PPT file. To prevent it from doing this:

Go to File, select Options>Advanced>Image size and Quality and check the box with 'Do not compress an image in file', then click OK. PowerPoint will only keep the setting for the current file, though, you will need to go through the steps again for the next file.

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