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Discussion in 'Microsoft Powerpoint' started by Chris Watts, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Chris Watts

    Chris Watts Guest

    What are the practical differences between Insert Object (Video Clip) and
    Insert Video from file. Especially in respect of creating the presentation
    on one machine and running it on another one with perhaps a different
    version of ppt - even one time I was given a Mac.

    Up until now I have been using the latter with wmv files. They work fine
    but avoiding path-length issues is a bit of a pain!
    The Insert Object allows me to use avi files - and that saves the pain of
    conversion.

    I use PPT2000 under XP to create the presentations
     
    Chris Watts, Jul 9, 2008
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  2. Chris Watts

    Austin Myers Guest

    The difference is that when you insert it as an object you are calling the
    associated media player for playback instead of the native player in PPT.


    Austin Myers
    Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team

    Creator of PFCPro, PFCMedia and PFCExpress
    http://www.playsforcertain.com



    "Chris Watts" <> wrote in message
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    > What are the practical differences between Insert Object (Video Clip) and
    > Insert Video from file. Especially in respect of creating the
    > presentation on one machine and running it on another one with perhaps a
    > different version of ppt - even one time I was given a Mac.
    >
    > Up until now I have been using the latter with wmv files. They work fine
    > but avoiding path-length issues is a bit of a pain!
    > The Insert Object allows me to use avi files - and that saves the pain of
    > conversion.
    >
    > I use PPT2000 under XP to create the presentations
    >
    >
    >
     
    Austin Myers, Jul 9, 2008
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