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Microsoft has created a Microsoft PowerPoint add-in that allows you to insert movies for Microsoft Windows Media Player into your presentation.
PowerPoint does not allow you to insert certain types of movie files directly if there are no available Media Control Interface (MCI) extensions for that type of movie. However, you can play these movies outside PowerPoint in Windows Media Player (versions 6.4 and 7.0), if there is a proper 32-bit codec.
This add-in automates the process that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291879/ )How to play media clips in PowerPoint by using Windows Media Player
Minimum RequirementsThis add-in has the following minimum system and software requirements:
How to Obtain the Add-inThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. When you double-click the Wmp_ppt.exe file, it extracts the Wmp.ppa file to the folder that you select. Microsoft recommends that you put the Wmp.ppa file in the following folder:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/EN-US/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeNote The macro security must be set to medum to setup the add-in. If you currently have the macro security settings set to high, you will not be able install the add-in. To change the macro security setting, follow these steps:
How to Set Up the Add-inTo set up the add-in, follow these steps:
How to Access the Add-inAfter the add-in is installed, you can access it. To do so, follow these steps:
Important InformationPlease read the following important notes concerning the PowerPoint Insert Movies Using Windows Media Player Add-in: