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Video In PowerPoint 2010

Hi Experts!

Say you have a mp4 video about 434,00KB and you would like to insert it into a PowerPoint presentation. When you play the mp4 video say with MS Media Player it plays fine, but when you play it through the PowerPoint slide mid way for about 4 seconds the pictures/streaming gets distorted then goes back to normal.

Tried downloading the latest divx, but issue persist.

Any idea?

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mp4 is really a Quicktime format,
is it owned by iTunes by any chance?
you could consider using a different video format such as wmv.
WMV is better suited for Power Point.
If there is a lag could be caused by the timings you have set for everything.
Compatibility problems.
How big the presentation is over all.
I dont have the time to show you step by step and hope you dont mind a video.

The following is a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to PowerPoint Presentation compatible format on Windows or Mac
Embed MP4 iTunes video in PowerPoint
allanau20Author Commented:
Thanks Merete; I appreciate your reply and will look into it and let you know.
allanau20Author Commented:
The mp4 is not own by iTune, it's custom video.
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Thankyou for the heads up I was just covering a few possibilities. As you may know some programs can be funny with DRM hense the video playback becomes dodgy.
Just adding, if you get a quick thought and want to add /edit your current comment,
click on Edit Comment add your new thoughts  then submit.
I have just done this after I posted above and now added this.
But you can only do it when no one has added a commented.
If you wait too long and someone adds a comment you'll see Access Denied.
Hope you find that helpful.
Just saves a few emails for every comment also it's great to fix /edit comments if not right
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allanau20Author Commented:
Hi Merete... I haven't forgotten this question..

I'm helping a friend and I have asked him 3x since Wednesday ... so maybe today I will head out with him to his client to resolve this issue.

I will keep you posted and thanks again for your help!!!
just adding he can convert this mp4 clip to WMV using windows live moviemaker
just drop it on then go to file > save movie> choices
allanau20Author Commented:

yes, that's helpful ... sometimes I forget that you can edit your last comment if no no else has added another comment.

I called, emailed, texted, and offered to come along, but he tells me he's busy. Sigh.

I'll just accept your answer and let you know later. Thanks!
allanau20Author Commented:
Thank you lol
I'm confident it'll work like a treat
I take it it has !!!
Take Care
Regards Merete

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