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    Embedding video in Powerpoint 2003

    Anyone know how to get a video (.avi at the moment but I can convert it to whatever) to embed into a powerpoint 2003 presentation, so the video file is not needed separately?

    Our Y7s have a competition to make a virtual tour of the school - the winner goes on the website - but I want to put a .pps up for downloading rather than having to bundle the .pps with the video in a zip, then provide instructions for unzipping etc.

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    If you convert the .avi to a .swf you can embed the shockwave file.

    See this website for instructions.

    This is how I done it when I needed to embed videos into powerpoint and it worked fine.

    Hope this helps.

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    I've done it in the past, but I just can't remember how, the attached file (with the appropriate video in the correct location) goes some of the way, in fact I even worked out how to play and pause from controls on the same page. Maybe you can work out what I did from the file?

    edit: sorry, just re-read your post, I don't know of a way to embed it, I believe my approach points to a file in a known location
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-r-h View Post
    If you convert the .avi to a .swf you can embed the shockwave file.

    See this website for instructions.

    This is how I done it when I needed to embed videos into powerpoint and it worked fine.

    Hope this helps.
    Well, that's a start - does anyone know what will convert a .avi to a .swf? I gave it a go with a .flv file using that method but it didn't work

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    SuperC will convert .avi to .swf and normally works well.

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    IMO, WMV format would be a much better choice since it will be playable on 100% of all Windows PCs. WinFF can be used convert a video into a WMV file suitable for inserting into PowerPoint (under Output Details, select WMV > PowerPoint). I just tested this using PowerPoint 2010 and the WMV definitely gets embedded into the presentation.

    By the way, there is an add-in called ShowRoom which will enable you to insert SWFs into PowerPoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRidal View Post
    the winner goes on the website
    What about uploading the video to YouTube and then embedding the URL into your PowerPoint presentation (see link below for details)? The people viewing it will already be online so they won't have any problem watching the video, plus the PPS will be significantly smaller since it doesn't contain the video itself.

    http://www.labnol.org/software/inser...ntations/5393/

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    I've gone with this one - it's not ideal but at least it works Cartmel Priory CofE Secondary School - Virtual Tour

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