When you create a PowerPoint 2003 presentation with .avi
files, the sound plays but the video does not.
This issue may occur if the display adapter in your computer
is using an outdated display driver.
If the movie is in a format that does not support
windowless playback in PowerPoint through MCI, you may be able to play it in
your default Movie Player.
To work around this issue by using your default
Movie Player, follow these steps:
- Display the slide that you want to add the movie to in
PowerPoint, click Insert, and then click
- Click the Create New radial
- In the Object type window, click Media
- Click OK.
- On the Insert Clip menu, click
Video for Windows.
- In the Files of type list, click
- Select the file that you want to add, and then click
- To insert the file in your slide, click outside the movie
- Click Media Clip Object.
- Right-click Media Clip Object, and then
- Click to check the Display as icon check
- Click OK.
This method does not work for automated slide shows and requires
the viewer to click to play the slide.Note
For more information about working with various movie formats in
PowerPoint see the topic "Troubleshoot movies" in Microsoft PowerPoint
To resolve this issue, lower video acceleration. To do so,
follow these steps:
- Start Windows Media Player.
- Click Tools, and then
- Click the Performance tab.
- In the Video acceleration section, move
the slider all the way to the left to None.
- Click Apply, and then click
Contact your hardware manufacturer to inquire about how to
obtain and install the latest version of the display driver.For information about how to contact your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To identify the manufacturer and model of your
display adapter, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click
- Double-click System.
- Click the Hardware tab, and then click
- Expand the Display adapter section.
- Under the Display adapter branch, note the
manufacturer and model of your display adapter, and then click
- Close all open windows on the desktop.
Article ID: 818224 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003