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CODEC wont play in PowerPoint

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Greetings,
I have a user here that needs to attach a video into a Power Point presentation. I downloaded the flv fron YouTube and converted the flv to a mpeg/avi. I inserted the video into the presentation and the video plays fine on my computer.

When I transferred the data to the users computer, the video does not play but you get sound. I upgraded the users office version to 2003 with SP3 with the same err. I installed the K-Lite CODEC pack with all available codecs and still same err.

I attempted to convert the video in multiple avi and mpeg4 formats witht he same err after each test. I am convinced that this is a codec issue

Is there any way to find out what codec I am using to play the file or to find out which one I have on my PC and the user does not? or to find out which codec pack will work with the file?

Thanks in advance to all that respond
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To determine which codecs are installed on a computer using the user interface:

1) On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2) Click Sound and Audio Devices, and then click the Hardware tab.
3) In the Devices list, select either Audio Codecs or Video Codecs, and click Properties.
4) Click the Properties tab to display a list of the codecs of that type.
5) To determine the codec a media file uses, right-click the file in the Explorer window, click Properties, and then click the Summary tab.

That was a copy/paste from here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_pp2003_ta/html/odc_PP_PlayMedia.asp

You also might be interested in this link:
http://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/ppvideo2.html#pptcodecs
The web page talks about ways (by means of software) to determine which codec a video is using.


BTW, if you send the user the video by itself (not embedded in the Powerpoint) can he/she play it?


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Thanks guys. I have been away. I am going to try this and respond
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