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Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft PowerPoint, you add an audio file to a slide. Then, you set this audio file to repeat multiple times and only play for a set number of slides. For example, you set an audio file to repeat five times and only play for two slides. Then, you run the presentation and play the audio file. The audio file plays and may repeat itself before you transition to the next slide. However, in this scenario, the audio file stops playing as soon as you leave the slide it was started on and the next slide opens.
Note This issue does not occur if the audio file is set to repeat infinitely and to play across all slides in the presentation, or if the audio file is set to play one time across all slides.
Method 1: Duplicate the audio fileTo work around this issue, you can use third-party audio or audio/video editing software to edit the audio file and to physically repeat the audio file the number of times that you want the audio file to play. This workaround lets you control exactly how many times the audio file repeats itself.
For example, you have an audio track that lasts 30 seconds. You want the track to play five times. You copy the audio track and append it to itself four more times. This makes the audio track 2.5 minutes long, with the audio portion repeating itself five times.
For more information about how to edit audio files, see the documentation that is included with the third-party audio editing software.
After you add the edited audio file to the PowerPoint slide, set the audio file to stop playing after a set number of slides. To insert and configure the audio file, follow these steps:
Method 2: Loop the audio file continuouslyTo work around this issue, you can set the audio file to loop continuously for a set number of slides. This workaround does not let you control the number of repetitions. This workaround only lets you control how many slides the audio track repeats across. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 3: Play the audio file across all slidesTo work around this issue, you can set the audio file to play across slides in the presentation, starting on the slide the file is inserted on. This workaround does not let you control the number of repetitions or how many slides the sound plays on. To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 982688 - Last Review: December 12, 2012 - Revision: 3.0