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PowerPoint Video Formats

what's the best video formats for powerpointPowerPoint presentations can be spiced up further by adding visual movies. And this is an article about PowerPoint video formats, we will introduce the video formats for PowerPoint presentation in the first part. And you will learn how to insert a video into PowerPoint presentation in the second part.
Part 1: What's the Video Formats for PowerPoint
Part 2: How to Insert Video into PowerPoint

Part 1: What's the Video Formats for PowerPoint


  • What video format plays on PowerPoint - windows XP?
  • What format must a video be to play it on PowerPoint?
  • How do I put a video online into PowerPoint?
  • What's the best video formats for PowerPoint presentation?

Answer: PowerPoint can only understand WMV, AVI, MPEG, ASF video if we have Windows PC. But the best video format for PowerPoint are WMV and AVI. To add various videos to PPT, we need to transfer the videos from different resources to WMV, AVI firstly. We do not often choose MPEG to add to PPT as MPEG-2 movies usually are not that easy to play in PowerPoint - they are more reliant on both hardware and software and usually may not work in PowerPoint even if they do play correctly in Windows Media Player.

Then, how to add video files into PowerPoint presentation?

Part 2: How to Insert Video into PowerPoint

Now we know the PowerPoint video formats, it's the time to know how to embed video in PowerPoint. Just check the details below.

For PowerPoint 2007: If you have PowerPoint 2007, go to Insert -> Movie –> Movie from file… to insert the video in the very slide you want.

For PowerPoint 2003: If you have PowerPoint 2003, select Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click Movie from File. Then, browse and choose the movie you want to add and click OK. Then you will be prompted to choose how you want the movie to start in the slide show, Automatically or When clicked. Automatically is recommended usually. Done!

If you want to convert your PowerPoint presentation to video files, for instance it may be the case that you need to enjoy your PowerPoint with device or upload them to YouTube for sharing with your friends. Then you need this PowerPoint to Video Converter, which can convert PPT presentations to almost all popular video formats such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP and HD videos. You can free download it to have a try!

(Windows XP/2003/Vista/Win 7)

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