iVideo/Powerpoint on PC question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by d.word, May 24, 2007.

  1. d.word macrumors newbie

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    I have video I need to insert into a PC Powerpoint presentation and am having difficulties with the PC being able to show the video. I only have iVideo to make the video. Any suggestions?
     
  2. d.word thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops, meant iMovie

    iMovie that is and not iVideo.....
     
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Please be more specific to the problems you are finding on your PC when you try and import the video into your powerpoint.

    Also,
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    -Texas
     
  4. d.word thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I inserted the video into Powerpoint on a Mac and when I open it on the PC, I get error message "Quick Time and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture." The PC does have QT 7.1.6.
     
  5. No PC macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem and was told by our IT guys that the PC version of powerpoint cannot link properly with quicktime. You have 3 options:
    1. save your video as avi format
    2. open your quicktime movie separately during your presentation
    3. use a Mac to present

    It just shows you waht a pain PCs are!!
     
  6. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    From what it sounds like you just need the most updated version of quicktime on your PC. Go to apple.com/quicktime and download the latest version. This should fix up the problem. Otherwise yes, export it using a different format, avi may be best.

    If you do indeed have the most updated version and a different format still does not work, then make sure that you can import windows video clips into your presentation. If you can not then its a problem with Powerpoint on windows itself.
     
  7. d.word thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. QT 7.1.6 is the latest version for PC so I will try the other options that both of you suggested.
     
  8. djellison macrumors 68020

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    This is on my top-5 list of reasons I switched to a Mac...movies in Powerpoint being a complete pain the the ass.

    The only formast I had a reasonable ammount of luck with was mpeg's and wmv's

    Doug
     

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