A client rang me with an issue that related to video he was after for a powerpoint presentation. His requirement was simple – three clips of video into one presentation. The problem however was that the format that played fine on his laptop – wasn’t recognised by Powerpoint. The answer – convert it first – but why should you have to do this ? Microsoft just couldn’t be bothered with a simple converter for a very common video format MP4.
Error message when you try to insert an MPEG-4 or QuickTime Movie file into a PowerPoint 2010 presentation: “PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file”
On a slide in the 64-bit version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you try to insert a movie that uses one of following Apple QuickTime video and audio formats:
MPEG-4 video (*.mp4)
MPEG-4 audio (*.m4a)
QuickTime Movie (*.mov)
When you try to insert one of these formats, you receive the following error message:
PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file. Verify that the necessary 64-bit codec for this media format is installed, and then try again.
This issue occurs because currently the Windows operating system does not have a…
This issue occurs because currently the Windows operating system does not have a 64-bit video or audio codec for the three QuickTime media formats.
To work around this issue, you can convert these video or audio files to the Win…
To work around this issue, you can convert these video or audio files to the Windows Media Video file format (*.wmv) by using a third-party video or audio file converter.