I just got a new computer with Windows 8 and updated Office to 2013. I attempted to embed .avi files into powerpoint 2013, but said I was missing the right codec. The movie plays in windows media player. I had already installed real player, divx and ultimately had to use a random codec pack from K-Lite for the movies to play. Unfortunately, there is a line through the movies. Really painful…
I’ve shown my issue in Microsoft community, some guys gave me some hints. A basic and direct matter is that ultimately, Office 2013 is not ready for .avi files and essentially what it comes down to it. A quick workaround is to change AVI to WMV, the best format that PowerPoint 2013 can support.
To accomplish the task, you need to seek help from Brorsoft Video Converter, which supports that AVI input and WMV output. Overall, this program can help you easily and quickly encode AVI videos to PowerPoint friendly WMV while keeping the excellent output quality. Plus, with it you can also convert and insert MP4, VOB, MKV, MOV, MPEG-2 and more to PowerPoint.
Convert AVI to PowerPoint 2013 supported video formats
Step 1: First, launch the AVI to PowerPoint converter. Click the Add Files button on the main interface to import .avi videos that you want to insert into PowerPoint.
Step 2: Now you should go to the Output Format drop-down list, choose WMV as the output format on the Format > Common Video list.
Tips: If you want to get rid of some part of the video, you can click the Edit button. When enter the edit > Trim interface, you should either drag the slider bar back and forth or set the start time and the end time for the video to get the part you want.
Step 3: After everything is ready, you should press the big, shiny “Convert” button to begin the AVI to PowerPoint conversion.
Once the video is saved as an WMV file, switch to PowerPoint and choose Insert – > Movie – > “Movie from file” to put the new WMV video into the current slide.
Editor’s Note: Before starting adding video to PowerPoint, you need to create a folder and put both your converted video and your PowerPoint presentation in this folder. Then open the PowerPoint in this folder to insert the converted video file which is just located in this folder.