Sep 282012
 

How to successfully play MP4 in PowerPoint 97/95/2000/2002/2003/2007/2010/2012/2013/2016?

Will PowerPoint play MP4 files?

According to Microsoft PowerPoint official website, PowerPoint can play MP4 files with the condition that MP4 file to be Apple QuickTime MP4 movie as well as with the Apple QuickTime player installed. Another issue is that PowerPoint 2010 64-bit version is not compatible with 32-bit versions of QuickTime; you must install a 64-bit version of QuickTime or Flash, or a 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2010. So, no matter you uses PowerPoint 2012 or early version of PowerPoint, sometimes you will encounter the issue that “Can’t insert MP4 to embed MP4 to PowerPoint”, let alone to play MP4 in PowerPoint successfully.

How to Successfully Solve “Can’t insert MP4 to Powerpoint” Issue on Windows or on Mac

In order to insert MP4 to any version of PowerPoint for playing MP4 successfully, we had better convert MP4 to PowerPoint more friendly video format! Through the practice: MPEG (MPG) is the most compatible video format which can work well with PowerPoint for both Windows and Mac version; WMV is well supported by PowerPoint for Windows; MOV is well supported by PowerPoint for Mac.

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