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How to Create a Video That Works in PowerPoint

If you’re using Microsoft PowerPoint, you might have encountered problems with embedding video files.

They might get displayed as a thumbnail on a slide but then don’t play during the presentation or might show an error and can’t be inserted into your slides at all. This is esp. true for older versions like Powerpoint 2003 or 2007.

One of the most prevalent reasons for these problems is that your video is not encoded in a format that your version of Powerpoint is able to recognise.

Here is an overview of supported video and audio file formats for each Powerpoint version over the years.

If your video is in one of these formats, chances are it’ll work fine in PowerPoint.

However this also depends on the video and audio codec within the video file. If those are not recognised by your computer, e.g. if a particular codec is not installed, or if it is not supported by your version of PowerPoint, the video won’t play in your presentation.

Read more at clipchamp.com/blog

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