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PowerPoint movie plays in slide editor but not in slideshow

Posted on 2009-05-18
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* PowerPoint 2007 SP2
* wmv movie file created with Windows Movie Maker
* movie file and pptx file in same folder

I insert the movie into a blank slide.
I can double click the movie in the slide editor (normal view) and the movie will play.
I start the slide show
When the movie slide appears, it will not start (just a black box - the first frame)
It doesn't matter if I set the movie to start automatically or start by clicking

What the heck?? #*@#$'n Microsoft!
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Try turning back graphics hardware acceleration: http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00129.htm

There's a nice write up here for resolving video problems in PowerPoint:
http://www.policemag.com/Channels/Training/2008/02/26/Solving-Problems-with-PowerPoint-and-Video.aspx
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Thanks Glenna!

That was a good suggestion, but it behaved this way on several computers.

I ended up creating a new PP presentation, inserting the movie onto a new slide and it worked fine. So I copied the other 50 slides from the original PP presentation to the new one. It must have been some kind of corruption in the original PP file.
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