MP4 to PowerPoint – How to Insert MP4 in PowerPoint Successfully?

When you make presentations using PowerPoint, you always insert some media to make the PPT more interesting and appealing, right? But the video format supported by PowerPoint is limited and MP4 is not in the supported lists of all PowerPoint versions (including PowerPoint PPT 2016, 2010, 2003, 2007 or lower version). The best format that all PowerPoint versions can support are AVI and WMV, which are created by Microsoft itself. If you want to insert MP4 to PowerPoint PPT, you are in right here! In this article, I will analyse why can’t we directly use MP4 in PowerPoint and share some tips and tricks to embed all kinds of MP4 files into PowerPoint for presentation.

Why can’t we insert MP4 into PPT successfully?

PowerPoint 2007 and lower version: According to Microsoft, PowerPoint 2007 and lower version only support WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG (MPEG-1) video formats, that’s why you can’t play MP4 in PowerPoint 2007/2003/2002/2000/97/95.

PowerPoint 2010: Only support .mp4, .mov, and .qt formats if the Apple QuickTime player is installed.

PowerPoint 2013 or 2016: Only support .mp4 videos encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) and AAC audio. If the source MP4 file doesn’t meet the above requirement, PowerPoint won’t play it.

Therefore, we usually encounter difficulty in inserting MP4 to PowerPoint, let alone to play MP4 in PowerPoint successfully. Then how to get mp4 files easily embedded and played in PowerPoint? Below I will show you three popular solutions to smoothly embed MP4 in all PowerPoint versions (including PowerPoint PPT 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 or lower version).

Method One: Convert MP4 for Embedding into PPT (Highly Recommended)

In order to play MP4 in PowerPoint with no restriction, the simple and efficient way is to convert MP4 to WMV (with WMV8 codec), AVI (with some ancient codec) or MPG format, which are universal formats among all versions of PowerPoint. This solution will ensure that you can insert MP4 into PowerPoint slide successfully.

You can use UFUSoft Video Converter. The program can help you change almost any popular file format including MKV, VOB, MOV, AVI, MP4, WebM, etc. to PowerPoint (PPT) compatible video format with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. After the conversion, you can easily use your movie files in any version of PowerPoint Presentation including PowerPoint 2016, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2002, 2005 or even PowerPoint 95, 97. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to the Mac Video Converter. Just get the right version and follow the guide below to convert MP4 to PowerPoint supported video formats.

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Steps to Convert MP4 to PowerPoint PPT SPupported Formats

Step 1: Add MP4 videos

Drag and drop or click “Add File” button. Batch conversion is available if necessary.

DAV video converter

Step 2: Customize PowerPoint supporting format

Click “Profile” drop-down button, and select “PowerPoint > MPEG-1 Video (*.mpg)” in the popping up window .You can also choose WMV for Windows system and MOV for Mac system.

DAV video converter

Step 3: Adjust MP4 video

If you need more unique settings, please click the “Effect” button. Some edition functions will surprise you like trim or crop, merge or split, change audio channel, change video resolution, add or delete subtitle, add special effects, adjust bitrate, etc.

Step 4: Finish MP4 to PowerPoint PPT Conversion

Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to finish convert MP4 to PowerPoint. After that, you will easily embed the converted MP4 files to PowerPoint.

Solution Two: Insert QuickTime MP4 into PowerPoint 2010

If you are using PowerPoint 2010 and want to add QuickTime MP4 to PowerPoint, there are two prerequisites:

Prerequisite One: The QuickTime player must be installed on your computer, and then you can insert an Apple QuickTime movie (.mov, .mp4) file.

Prerequisite Two: A 64-bit version of QuickTime or Flash, or a 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2010 must be installed, if your PowerPoint is 64-bit version.

Solution Three: Change the File Extension to Insert MP4 into PowerPoint

Changing the extension is not a general approach since this method doesn’t always work. Even so, still many people would like to give it a try because it’s the cheapest way so far.

Now, pick the best path for you to create a vivid slide show.


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