We are using CS 5.5 on Windows 7 x64. Our videos are exported using the H.264 format.
The problem is:
We can embed the video in powerpoint (assumed quicktime is installed) but when we want to play it in the presentation, it simply shows a black screen, audio works. The weird think now is, when I fast-forward for at least one time, it works. It only shows a blackscreen if you dont fast-forward for atleast one time.
The problem could be solved, by installing the k-lite codec pack, but since we are sending presentations to other people, outside of our company, this isnt a solution.
I checked it on Windows 7 x64 and x86 with office 32 bit and quicktime, I get always the same result.
Anyone else having trouble to get their H.264 exported videos working in powerpoint 2010?
Thanks in advance
But you need quicktime to be installed, to replay mp4 files in powerpoint:
I've tested it, it cannot be played without quicktime or any other codec pack.
For windows that might work, but not for MAC (office 2011).
I should have noted that in my first post: we need mp4 (h.264) files to work proper in powerpoint with quicktime.
If we encode our vidios using other programs (for example xilisoft) h.264 is working in powerpoint.
But we cannot encode every video twice!
I repeat, we need H.264 (mp4).
I know the alternative codecs that could work in this single case (windows, mac powerpoint) but this is also the format we are using for replay on smartphones etc. so it should also be small and not have to much quality loss.
H.264 should meet this requirements, and the only problem actually is, that the h.264 exported videos form premiere are not working in powerpoint!
H.264 exported videos from other programs are working with powerpoint, so i think its simply a setting or something else?
Is it perhaps possible to add own filters/encoders to premiere?
I don't know why it's not working. There's no filters or settings I'm aware of that will make it work.
But given your own requirements for not controlling what additional software is installed, MP4 (which requires QuickTime) isn't a good choice. (Well, that and the fact that it's just not working.)
If you want a format for phones, export that out separately. This is how things are usually done, with different exports to meet different delivery demands. You can even export them both at the same time using Adobe media Encoder CS6, so upgrading might be work considering.
After some mo trial and error with the exporting settings we found the solution:
Under Multiplexing tab chose comtability: iPod.
Then you can replay H.264 exported Videos in Powerpoint.
If you dont know why its not working then stop ninja-posting 5 replies with alternatives, or "dont use quiciktime etc." posts.
I have my reasons why I ask for a H.264 Solution and not for alternatives.
You might also check your export resolution settings. 1080p wmv exports can be glitchy in all kinds of ways when playing back in PowerPoint, even if the source file was 1080p. Try rendering a 720p instead and see if this helps.
According to Microsoft, all Mac OS versions of PowerPoint support MP4 file. For Windows, PowerPoint 2007 and lower version only support WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG(MPEG-1) video formats, PowerPoint 2010 and higher added the support for MP4 format if you have Apple QuickTime player installed.
Converting your file to WMV(with WMV8 codec), AVI(with some ancient codec) or MPG format, is the most reliable way to ensure that you can add it to PowerPoint slide and the video is play-able even if you send your ppt to other people or play it on other machine.
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