vids:mp42 - ?

  noddy2121 11:28 17 Nov 2005


When i try to play a video in powerpoint i get this message in place of the video clip that should be playing.

Full sound plays but no video



  ACOLYTE 11:34 17 Nov 2005

You may need the codec click here

  ACOLYTE 11:40 17 Nov 2005

I also found this :

"To play media clips in PowerPoint by using the Windows Media Player Control, follow these steps:
1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Control Toolbox.
2. In the Control Toolbox, click the More Controls button.
3. In the list of controls, click Windows Media Player.
4. Click anywhere in your slide, and draw a box with your mouse pointer to create a Windows Media Player control.
5. In the Control Toolbox, click the Properties button.
6. In the FileName box of the Properties window, type the path and name of the file that you want to play, and press ENTER. For example, the following plays the movie file Mymovie.avi from the desktop:
The media clip now plays automatically when you view the slide. You can also change other properties of the clip in the Properties window, such as looping and size."

Just a bit cumbersome to set up and not sure how easy it would be to play it this way on different computers?

Downloading the codec to somewhere PowerPoint can access it would be a better solution


  ACOLYTE 16:39 25 Nov 2005

did it help?

  noddy2121 21:35 25 Nov 2005

thank you this did help

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Microsoft Paint set to die after 32 years

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment désactiver la saisie intuitive et paramétrer votre clavier ?