How Can I Insert a MOV File Into a PowerPoint?

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Microsoft PowerPoint presentations allow users to display a variety of multimedia objects within a slide including audio and video clips. PowerPoint supports multiple video formats including .AVI, .WMV, .MP4 and .MOV. However, despite supporting MOV files, PowerPoint is only able to play .MOV files processed with a specific codec. If PowerPoint is unable to import your .MOV file, you can convert the video to the AVI format using free online conversion websites.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Convert to AVI

  1. 1

    Open your web browser and navigate to an online conversion website such as Zamzar, Media Converter or Movavi.

  2. 2

    Click the "Choose File" or similar button. Locate your .MOV file and click "Open" to upload it to the conversion service.

  3. 3

    Click the output format drop-down box and select "AVI" as the output format.

  4. 4

    Click "Convert" and wait for the file to be converted. The conversion time depends on the quality and length of your video file.

  5. 5

    Right-click the download link and click "Save as" to save the file to your hard drive.

    Add Video to PowerPoint

  1. 1

    Open PowerPoint and create a new presentation or open an existing presentation.

  2. 2

    Open the "Insert" menu and select "Movies and Sound" and "Movie From File" in PowerPoint 2003 or click the "Insert" ribbon, "Video" button and "Video from File" in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

  3. 3

    Locate your converted .AVI file. Click "Open" to insert the video onto the current slide.

  4. 4

    Click the video controls located below the video to play and test your video.

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