embedding .WMA files


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Guest

I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to play at my
wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media player and
adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried saving the
music files and the presentation in the same folder and then burning to a
disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on another
computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that won't even
play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem to find how
to actually embed files. I looked at
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very far in
answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the show
without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please help!
 
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Guest

Have you check the size of the wav file?
After you insert it, check the custom animation. Does the play effect shows
After previous?
Then, right click on the play effect, click effect options. Click the sound
icon and check to see the volume level.
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Michael Koerner

First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded are
..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation file
before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation, then
copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might want to
look here for an alternative.
Make an AutoRun CD
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


|I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to play at my
| wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media player
and
| adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried saving the
| music files and the presentation in the same folder and then burning to a
| disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on another
| computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that won't
even
| play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem to find
how
| to actually embed files. I looked at
| http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very far in
| answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the show
| without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please help!
 
G

Guest

The wav file is 1 Kb. I inserted it again and it shows "after previous" and
the volume level is a little more than half way. Is it not playing because I
don't have Real Player or something to recognize the wav file?
 
G

Guest

Are you saying put the music files saved as .WAV into the same folder as
where I saved my presentation?
 
M

Michael Koerner

If the file is a .WAV file with a file size less than what you have set in
your link file size, then the file will be embedded into your presentation.
If your using a .WMA file then it has to be linked and should be put into
the same folder as your presentation "BEFORE YOU INSERT IT INTO YOUR
PRESENTATION". This goes for you .WAV file if it exceeds what you have set
for linked files.

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


| Are you saying put the music files saved as .WAV into the same folder as
| where I saved my presentation?
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded are
| > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation
file
| > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation,
then
| > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might want
to
| > look here for an alternative.
| > Make an AutoRun CD
| > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| >
| > ..
| >
| > --
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| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to play
at my
| > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media
player
| > and
| > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried saving
the
| > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then burning
to a
| > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on
another
| > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that
won't
| > even
| > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem to
find
| > how
| > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very far
in
| > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the show
| > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please help!
| >
| >
| >
 
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Guest

I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file (I just
posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group yesterday.) On a
computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can insert MP3s.
On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even recognize that a
WMA is a sound file.

On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a WMAs and
MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.

Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002 presentation?
 
M

Michael Koerner

Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine what
happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of Windows
Media player is on the 2002 machine?

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


|I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file (I just
| posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group yesterday.) On
a
| computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can insert
MP3s.
| On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even recognize that a
| WMA is a sound file.
|
| On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a WMAs
and
| MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
|
| Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002 presentation?
|
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded are
| > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation
file
| > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation,
then
| > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might want
to
| > look here for an alternative.
| > Make an AutoRun CD
| > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| >
| > ..
| >
| > --
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| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to play
at my
| > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media
player
| > and
| > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried saving
the
| > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then burning
to a
| > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on
another
| > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that
won't
| > even
| > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem to
find
| > how
| > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very far
in
| > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the show
| > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please help!
| >
| >
| >
 
G

Guest

I was there today.

I upgraded to version 10 of Windows Media Player.
When I double click it works.
I have tried associating the WMA files with both Windows Media Player and
MusicMatch Jukebox. They both work outside of PowerPoint.





Michael Koerner said:
Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine what
happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of Windows
Media player is on the 2002 machine?

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


|I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file (I just
| posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group yesterday.) On
a
| computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can insert
MP3s.
| On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even recognize that a
| WMA is a sound file.
|
| On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a WMAs
and
| MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
|
| Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002 presentation?
|
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded are
| > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation
file
| > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation,
then
| > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might want
to
| > look here for an alternative.
| > Make an AutoRun CD
| > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| >
| > ..
| >
| > --
| > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to play
at my
| > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media
player
| > and
| > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried saving
the
| > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then burning
to a
| > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on
another
| > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that
won't
| > even
| > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem to
find
| > how
| > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very far
in
| > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the show
| > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please help!
| >
| >
| >
 
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Michael Koerner

Have a look here and see if this does not answer your question
http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/PowerPoint/multimedia.htm

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


|I was there today.
|
| I upgraded to version 10 of Windows Media Player.
| When I double click it works.
| I have tried associating the WMA files with both Windows Media Player and
| MusicMatch Jukebox. They both work outside of PowerPoint.
|
|
|
|
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine what
| > happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of Windows
| > Media player is on the 2002 machine?
| >
| > --
| > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file (I
just
| > | posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group yesterday.)
On
| > a
| > | computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can insert
| > MP3s.
| > | On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even recognize
that a
| > | WMA is a sound file.
| > |
| > | On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a
WMAs
| > and
| > | MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
| > |
| > | Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002
presentation?
| > |
| > |
| > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > |
| > | > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded
are
| > | > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation
| > file
| > | > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation,
| > then
| > | > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might
want
| > to
| > | > look here for an alternative.
| > | > Make an AutoRun CD
| > | > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| > | >
| > | > ..
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to
play
| > at my
| > | > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media
| > player
| > | > and
| > | > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried
saving
| > the
| > | > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then
burning
| > to a
| > | > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on
| > another
| > | > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that
| > won't
| > | > even
| > | > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem
to
| > find
| > | > how
| > | > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very
far
| > in
| > | > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the
show
| > | > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please
help!
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
G

Guest

Okay. Very interesting and helpful to a point.
The problem has been pinpointed.

When I ran "mplay32.exe" the MP3 ran fine, the WMA files came back with the
following message "A problem occured in initializing MCI".

Wait a minute. I think, I found the problem. When I go to file properties,
the WMA files I purchased (at least I think I purchased them) over the
internet have "Protected Content" when looking at "License Detail" tab. The
few WMAs that seemed to come with the computer don't even have a "License
Detail" tab, and I can insert these WMAs without the "License Detail" tab
successfully into PowerPoint.

Why can I play the WMAs outside of PowerPoint with Windows Media Player, but
not inside PowerPoint with mplay32.exe?

Any easy way to get around this problem? I am not sure the few files I want
come as MP3s.

Thank you very much for all your help.

Michael Koerner said:
Have a look here and see if this does not answer your question
http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/PowerPoint/multimedia.htm

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|I was there today.
|
| I upgraded to version 10 of Windows Media Player.
| When I double click it works.
| I have tried associating the WMA files with both Windows Media Player and
| MusicMatch Jukebox. They both work outside of PowerPoint.
|
|
|
|
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine what
| > happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of Windows
| > Media player is on the 2002 machine?
| >
| > --
| > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file (I
just
| > | posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group yesterday.)
On
| > a
| > | computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can insert
| > MP3s.
| > | On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even recognize
that a
| > | WMA is a sound file.
| > |
| > | On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a
WMAs
| > and
| > | MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
| > |
| > | Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002
presentation?
| > |
| > |
| > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > |
| > | > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are embedded
are
| > | > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your presentation
| > file
| > | > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the presentation,
| > then
| > | > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You might
want
| > to
| > | > look here for an alternative.
| > | > Make an AutoRun CD
| > | > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| > | >
| > | > ..
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD to
play
| > at my
| > | > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows media
| > player
| > | > and
| > | > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried
saving
| > the
| > | > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then
burning
| > to a
| > | > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the slideshow on
| > another
| > | > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but that
| > won't
| > | > even
| > | > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't seem
to
| > find
| > | > how
| > | > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get very
far
| > in
| > | > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with the
show
| > | > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please
help!
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
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Michael Koerner

AFAIK, there is no way around the licensing feature. Hopefully MVP Austin
Myers will pop in and offer his opinion, he is much more versed on this
subject than I am.

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


| Okay. Very interesting and helpful to a point.
| The problem has been pinpointed.
|
| When I ran "mplay32.exe" the MP3 ran fine, the WMA files came back with
the
| following message "A problem occured in initializing MCI".
|
| Wait a minute. I think, I found the problem. When I go to file
properties,
| the WMA files I purchased (at least I think I purchased them) over the
| internet have "Protected Content" when looking at "License Detail" tab.
The
| few WMAs that seemed to come with the computer don't even have a "License
| Detail" tab, and I can insert these WMAs without the "License Detail" tab
| successfully into PowerPoint.
|
| Why can I play the WMAs outside of PowerPoint with Windows Media Player,
but
| not inside PowerPoint with mplay32.exe?
|
| Any easy way to get around this problem? I am not sure the few files I
want
| come as MP3s.
|
| Thank you very much for all your help.
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > Have a look here and see if this does not answer your question
| > http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/PowerPoint/multimedia.htm
| >
| > --
| > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I was there today.
| > |
| > | I upgraded to version 10 of Windows Media Player.
| > | When I double click it works.
| > | I have tried associating the WMA files with both Windows Media Player
and
| > | MusicMatch Jukebox. They both work outside of PowerPoint.
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > |
| > | > Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine
what
| > | > happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of
Windows
| > | > Media player is on the 2002 machine?
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > |I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file
(I
| > just
| > | > | posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group
yesterday.)
| > On
| > | > a
| > | > | computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can
insert
| > | > MP3s.
| > | > | On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even
recognize
| > that a
| > | > | WMA is a sound file.
| > | > |
| > | > | On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a
| > WMAs
| > | > and
| > | > | MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
| > | > |
| > | > | Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002
| > presentation?
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > | > |
| > | > | > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are
embedded
| > are
| > | > | > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your
presentation
| > | > file
| > | > | > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the
presentation,
| > | > then
| > | > | > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You
might
| > want
| > | > to
| > | > | > look here for an alternative.
| > | > | > Make an AutoRun CD
| > | > | > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| > | > | >
| > | > | > ..
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > | > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > | > | > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD
to
| > play
| > | > at my
| > | > | > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows
media
| > | > player
| > | > | > and
| > | > | > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried
| > saving
| > | > the
| > | > | > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then
| > burning
| > | > to a
| > | > | > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the
slideshow on
| > | > another
| > | > | > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but
that
| > | > won't
| > | > | > even
| > | > | > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't
seem
| > to
| > | > find
| > | > | > how
| > | > | > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | > | > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get
very
| > far
| > | > in
| > | > | > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with
the
| > show
| > | > | > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please
| > help!
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
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Thank you very much for helping me understand what happened, and what my
constraints are. I will pose the question to Austin Myers on the other
thread. He had responded there.

Michael Koerner said:
AFAIK, there is no way around the licensing feature. Hopefully MVP Austin
Myers will pop in and offer his opinion, he is much more versed on this
subject than I am.

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Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]


| Okay. Very interesting and helpful to a point.
| The problem has been pinpointed.
|
| When I ran "mplay32.exe" the MP3 ran fine, the WMA files came back with
the
| following message "A problem occured in initializing MCI".
|
| Wait a minute. I think, I found the problem. When I go to file
properties,
| the WMA files I purchased (at least I think I purchased them) over the
| internet have "Protected Content" when looking at "License Detail" tab.
The
| few WMAs that seemed to come with the computer don't even have a "License
| Detail" tab, and I can insert these WMAs without the "License Detail" tab
| successfully into PowerPoint.
|
| Why can I play the WMAs outside of PowerPoint with Windows Media Player,
but
| not inside PowerPoint with mplay32.exe?
|
| Any easy way to get around this problem? I am not sure the few files I
want
| come as MP3s.
|
| Thank you very much for all your help.
|
| "Michael Koerner" wrote:
|
| > Have a look here and see if this does not answer your question
| > http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/PowerPoint/multimedia.htm
| >
| > --
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| > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| >
| >
| > | > |I was there today.
| > |
| > | I upgraded to version 10 of Windows Media Player.
| > | When I double click it works.
| > | I have tried associating the WMA files with both Windows Media Player
and
| > | MusicMatch Jukebox. They both work outside of PowerPoint.
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > |
| > | > Looks like your posting there again today <g> On the 2002 machine
what
| > | > happens when you double click on the WMA file? Which version of
Windows
| > | > Media player is on the 2002 machine?
| > | >
| > | > --
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| > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > |I want to know more. I too am having trouble inserting a WMA file
(I
| > just
| > | > | posted my problem to the microsoft.public.powerpoint group
yesterday.)
| > On
| > | > a
| > | > | computer with PowerPoint 2002, I can not insert a WMA, but can
insert
| > | > MP3s.
| > | > | On the PowerPoint 2002 computer, PowerPoint does not even
recognize
| > that a
| > | > | WMA is a sound file.
| > | > |
| > | > | On the other computer with PowerPoint 2003, I can insert and run a
| > WMAs
| > | > and
| > | > | MP3s within the same PowerPoint presentation.
| > | > |
| > | > | Is there any way I can get the WMA to run on PowerPoint 2002
| > presentation?
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > | "Michael Koerner" wrote:
| > | > |
| > | > | > First, you cannot embed a wma file. The only files that are
embedded
| > are
| > | > | > ..wav. Put your sound file into the same folder as your
presentation
| > | > file
| > | > | > before you insert it. Insert your sound file, save the
presentation,
| > | > then
| > | > | > copy both the presentation and the sound file to your CD. You
might
| > want
| > | > to
| > | > | > look here for an alternative.
| > | > | > Make an AutoRun CD
| > | > | > http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00037.htm
| > | > | >
| > | > | > ..
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > <>Please post all follow-up questions/replies to the newsgroup<>
| > | > | > <><>Email unless specifically requested will not be opened<><>
| > | > | > <><><>Do Provide The Version Of PowerPoint You Are Using<><><>
| > | > | > <><><>Do Not Post Attachments In This Newsgroup<><><>
| > | > | > Michael Koerner [MS PPT MVP]
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > | > | > | > |I have a very important slideshow that I want to burn to a CD
to
| > play
| > | > at my
| > | > | > | wedding reception. I inserted music files from my windows
media
| > | > player
| > | > | > and
| > | > | > | adjusted my "link sound" size to 50,000kb. I have also tried
| > saving
| > | > the
| > | > | > | music files and the presentation in the same folder and then
| > burning
| > | > to a
| > | > | > | disk but I still can't get the music to play with the
slideshow on
| > | > another
| > | > | > | computer. I also tried converting my .wma files to .wav but
that
| > | > won't
| > | > | > even
| > | > | > | play the music in the slideshow to begin with. And I can't
seem
| > to
| > | > find
| > | > | > how
| > | > | > | to actually embed files. I looked at
| > | > | > | http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm but didn't get
very
| > far
| > | > in
| > | > | > | answering my own question. I just want my music to play with
the
| > show
| > | > | > | without having to burn a slideshow CD and a music CD. Please
| > help!
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 

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