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When you add sound files to a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, the file size may not increase as much as expected. When you view the slide show on another computer, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
Cannot find the specified file. Make sure the path and filename are correct.
This behavior occurs because only WAV sound files can be embedded in PowerPoint presentations. All other types of sound files are linked, as are WAV files that exceed a file-size limitation. If the presentation is moved to another computer without all the linked files, you receive the error message described in the "Symptoms" section when you attempt to play the sound in PowerPoint.
To work around this issue, use one or more of the following methods, as needed.
Method 1: Convert Sound Files to WAV FormatUse a sound program to convert the files into WAV format.
Method 2: Embed Sound Files in the PresentationOne way to resolve this issue is to increase the Link sounds with size greater than X Kb setting. This method allows you to embed the WAV files into your presentation and have them play back on a different computer without copying each sound file separately.
To use this method, follow these steps:
Method 3: Use Pack and Go to Gather SoundsUse the Pack and Go feature to bundle all of the presentation and associated sound files, and then unpack these files into a directory on the new computer before you run the presentation. To do so, follow these steps:
For additional information about embedding sound files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262864/EN-US/ )PPT2000: Sounds Don't Play When a Presentation Is Run on Another Computer
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