PowerPoint PowerPoint requires Apple Quicktime Player to embed file - Why?

Apr 21, 2016
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Opps. I should have posted my question here instead of in General ---

My company just removed Apple QuckTime Player from our computers and now I cannot embed an MP4 file into PowerPoint. (PP does not recognize the MP4 file at all).

Supposedly the QuickTime player is "not secure" although no one can tell me what that really means and why it is suddenly insecure.

Does anyone know why it is not secure and is there an alternative that PowerPoint will be able to recognize? I produce the MP4 files myself out of PowerPoint using iSpring (for eLearning courses) or from my personal camera so I am not bringing in anything from the big, bad world outside. Thanks.


Yorkshire Cruncher
Mar 21, 2007
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Can you not run the MP4 file through Windows Media Player? I'm sure that Power Point will recognise that.
It would have to be WMP 12 ( see HERE )
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