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PowerPoint 2000: Windows Media Player movie embedded in presentation; sound won't work.

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I have created a digital video clip and the resulting Windows Media Player file works great as a standalone clip (I get both animation and sound).  However, when I embed the movie into a PowerPoint presentation (Insert/Movies and Sounds/Movie from File), the clip will play in the presentation, but there is no sound.  My present workaround is to link to the file, which plays fine in a separate window.  Eventually, however, I want this file to play within the PowerPoint slide as it should.  I can't find anything in the KB about this problem. Any ideas?
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I have found that PowerPoint will embed sounds up to a certain size. Then they have to be linked.
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Microsoft claims that you can embed up to 50MB sound files by going to Tools, Options, General Tab, "Link sounds with size greater than x Kb" (max value = 50,000). Otherwise, you can try Pack-n-go to include the files with the presentation.

I have found in my experience, that some files less than 50MB will not embed. Also, MP3 files cannot be embedded.

So if your video is larger than around 30-50MB or the sound is using a compression technology other than .wav, .au, or .aiff, it won't work unless you link.
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I'm working with a 46mb WMV file ... so you are probably right on this one.  Thanks so much for your help.
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