How to: Add audio, video, or narration to a deck

Adding Audio and Narration

Though audio isn't currently supported in Haiku Deck, you can export your deck to .pptx and then use PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides to add audio. The idea here is that you use Haiku Deck to make the visuals and then another app to add audio after the fact. To learn more about exporting to .pptx format, follow the steps in this article.

Please note that your notes will only be exported when you choose the editable pptx option from the export menu.

Adding Videos

One of the most frequent questions we receive is how to add videos to your Haiku Decks. Pro subscribers can currently embed YouTube videos into their presentations. More on that in this article.

Adding Videos: Export Method

If you wish to embed a video that isn't already on YouTube, this method allows for a true embedded video that you can play right from your deck. The downside is that you’ll end up with a big file that won’t be as easy to post and share with your social networks.

1. Create your slides and leave a placeholder slide for your video. You can import a still from your video as described below in the Notes Method, or you might try a solid-color background or an interesting abstract pattern, like this one:

Videos in Haiku Deck: Sample Placeholder Slide

Sample Video Placeholder Slide

2. Export a PowerPoint file from the Export button (square with arrow pointing right). Once you export, you won’t be able to edit any of the text or images you added in Haiku Deck, so make sure your deck is exactly how you want it. 

3. Open the .pptx file in PowerPoint or Keynote, then insert your video.

Linking to Videos: Notes Method

This method is a great way to make video content available to your audience while keeping the flexibility and portability that’s built into Haiku Deck. If you’re creating a Haiku Deck to share online, this is the way to go.

1. Capture a still from your video to use as your slide image. You could take a screenshot using these steps.

2. Create your Haiku Deck, and import the image you captured as the background for the slide that will link to your video.

Videos: Haiku Deck Placeholder Slide using the Notes Method

Haiku Deck Video Placeholder Slide

3. Add a link to the video in the public notes. Be sure to include http:// at the beginning of the link. If the URL is long, you can use a link shortener like to keep your notes looking tidy.

Incorporating Videos: Adding a link to a video in Haiku Deck using the Notes Method

Adding a link to a video using the Notes Method

More Fun

If you’re looking to make a video out of your Haiku Deck, you can follow the steps in this article.


Was this article helpful?
3 out of 3 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request


Article is closed for comments.
Powered by Zendesk