AVI in PowerPoint - How to Insert AVI into PowerPoint for playing?

Wanna an easy solution to insert AVI video into PowerPoint? With the following step by step guide, embedding AVI in PowerPoint is just so easy if you convert AVI to FLV for PowerPoint presentation.

I am trying to embed an AVI video from my camcorder in my PowerPoint presentation. I've inserted it as a "movie" but when I actually run the slideshow, the video flashes black consistently and is unwatchable. Anybody have any ideas on what might be happening or a better route to take in embedding a video into my PowerPoint presentation?

Insert AVI into PowerPoint

Nowadays, it is popular to embed video to PowerPoint presentation, which can make PowerPoint presentation much more entertaining and informative to its viewers. However, PowerPoint only inserts few video formats including ASF, FLV, MPEG, and WMV. What if to insert all kinds of AVI videos from camcorder into PowerPoint? With this guide, embedding AVI video in PowerPoint could not be so easier if you convert AVI to PowerPoint compatible flv videos first. Now let's go to learn how to do it.

 How to convert AVI Videos for inserting and playing in PowerPoint

Step 1. Run the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, drag and drop source video to the program.

Overall, the all-in-one program can easily convert Blu-ray, DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD IFO/ISO file and various videos inluding the AVI files to any video format like WMV, MPG, FLV, F4V, SWF, H.264, MKV, 3GP, RMVB, WebM, VOB and more for playing in any version of PowerPoint Presentation including PowerPoint 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2002, 2005 or even PowerPoint 95, 97. If you are Mac users, try Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. (Read the review)

AVI to Powerpoint Converter

Step 2. Click on “Format” bar, and Choose PowerPoint compatible format.

Choose the PowerPoint supported formats in the "Format" dropdown list. You can go to "Flash Video" and find "FLV  H.264 (*.flv)" which works well with both Windows and Mac version of PowerPoint. What's more, WMV is well supported by PowerPoint for Windows; MOV is well supported by PowerPoint for Mac.

flv video format

Tips: For some advances users, you can go to adjust video and audio parameters like bitrate, resolution, channels, etc. Click "Settings" button you can go to check and change them as you like.

flv video settings

Step 3. Press on “Convert” to start encoding AVI Videos to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation compatible video.

Step 4. When conversion completes, press on “Open” to locate converted videos.

How to Embed video in PowerPoint

Before starting adding video to PowerPoint, you need to create a folder and put both your converted video and your PowerPoint presentation in this folder. Then open the PowerPoint in this folder to insert the converted video file which is just located in this folder.

For PowerPoint2003:

  • View the appropriate slide in normal view where you want to insert the converted video.
  • Go to the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then select Movie from File. An insert movie dialog will pop up where you need to search for and insert the converted file.
  • Then an alert box pops up asking "How do you want the movie to start in the slid show?" To play the movie automatically, click automatically. To start your movie by clicking the mouse, click When Clicked.

For PowerPoint 2007:

  • View the appropriate slide in normal view where you want to insert the converted video.
  • Click on Insert tab and select Movie to insert video into PowerPoint just as in PowerPoint 2003.
  • In this way, you can insert and enjoy your favorite AVI Videos on any version of PowerPoint including PowerPoint 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2002, 2005 or even PowerPoint 95, 97..

What's more, you can convert YouTube video to Powerpoint for playback. With this tool, you can also upload BD/DVD to Dropbox and put mkv to Xbox 360.

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    To insert FLV to PowerPoint, one method is to convert FLV to PowerPoint more supported video format. Here is the easy guide at http://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/flv-to-powerpoint.html

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    Thanks for your information, finally i can embed my video to my powerpoint, Well, although it must be converted first in order to be embedded.

    At least the video can be displayed, thanks :)


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