Issues inserting a QuickTime MOV movie into PowerPoint

If you experience any issues inserting a QuickTime MOV movie into PowerPoint for presentation, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to convert QuickTime MOV video to PowerPoint compatible video formats for embedding.

How can I add a QuickTime movie (.mov) to my PowerPoint presentation?
“Hey, guys, I have a QuickTime MOV movie which I want to add into my PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, I received an error message said that ‘PowerPoint couldn’t insert movie from the selected file. Either the file is non-standard, or QuickTime is not installed properly’… Is there any way to work around this? Thanks for any help!”

This issue occurs because PowerPoint can play back only QuickTime movies (.mov and .qt files) that use compression schemes with corresponding Media Control Interface-compatible codecs. When you read a QuickTime movie, a Video for Windows decompressor decompresses the QuickTime files. If the decompressor does not support the compression method used by the QuickTime movie, the decompressor cannot display the movie on the screen.

To work around this issue, we would recommend converting the QuickTime file to a Microsoft Windows video (.wmv) file or other compatible multimedia file formats (.avi, .asf, .mpg/.mpeg) that PowerPoint can insert. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert QuickTime MOV to WMV for PowerPoint.

Software requirement
HD Video Converter
insert a QuickTime MOV movie into PowerPoint

How to convert QuickTime MOV to WMV for PowerPoint inserting?

Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a video converter for PowerPoint. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
insert a QuickTime MOV movie into PowerPoint

Step 2: Select output format for PowerPoint Presentation
From the ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format. You can also choose ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format under ‘HD Video’ column.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Begin QuickTime MOV movies to WMV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV files for inserting into PowerPoint Presentation without a glitch.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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