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Scrolling text over a video

I inserted an MPEG file into a Powerpoint slide. I want to have text come scolling in from the top OVER the video while the video is playing. But every time the text comes in, the video stops playing.
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john8217
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lherrouCommented:
john8217,

Maybe scroll the text IN the video? You can use Windows Movie Maker to do this - It's free, it's fully functional, and if you have XP SP2 or Vista, you already have it installed.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx

Cheers,
LHerrou
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GlennaShawCommented:
Tutorial here:
Text Over Video in PowerPoint...
http://www.playsforcertain.com/tutorial.htm#TextOverVideo
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yorgho123Commented:
Use a video editor to add scrolling text to the mpeg video before inserting it into powerpoint.
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lherrouCommented:
yorgho123 - that's what I already suggested....
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john8217Author Commented:
I used Windows Movie Maker to edit the movie from 10 minutes to 1 minute. But then Windows Movie Maker saved it under some file format that I can't use in PowerPoint. I don't really want to resort to some third-party software. I thought there might be some organic way of doing it (staying within the confines of Microsoft). If not, I'll just abandon it, it's not worth that much trouble.
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lherrouCommented:
Windows Movie Maker can save it in formats you can use in PowerPoint, I do this regularly. Use the Export option to save your file.

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