5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 7:46 AM by jortucson
jortucson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Pro with OSX.8.2

 

My wife purchased a Ppoint presentation which we'd like to be able to play on our Macs. It's a folder containing a ppt and a bunch of wmv media files. I can play the ppt in OpenOffice but the videos won't play. Same story in Google Drive. If I buy Keynote will I be able to play these videos? Thanks.

jor

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,220 points)

    Mac's can not play Windows Media Video (WMV) without a dedicated CODEC, it is not supplied as part of the operating system and Keynote will not be able to play these files without it.

     

    You can download it free from Telestream at the link below and once installed, the files will play.

     

    Flip4Mac Player

  • Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,035 points)

    VLC is another free alternative to Flip4Mac.

  • jortucson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to you both. I did d/l flip4mac; haven't tried vlc yet. Anyhow, if I click on the wmv files they will, indeed, play but they still don't play within the ppoint presentation. In other words, a number of files have an icon to click which is supposed to link to the appropriate wmv file but they don't work. Clicking on them just advances to the next slide. Is there any way get the videos to play as they are designed. My wife paid $25 for this presentation and I sure would like for it to work! Thanks.

    jor

     

    Just thought of something. Are you saying that if I am using Keynote (instead of OpenOffice) and have either flip4mac or vlc installed, that the wmv files will play?

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,220 points)

    they still don't play within the ppoint presentation.

     

     

    The link to the video files have been broken, you will have to re-establish the links by:

    Open the ppt file in Open Office, go through each slide thats supposed to have video in it; select the video  then delete it from each slide. Replace the video content in each slide in Open Office by: Insert > Movie and Sound then navigate to the video file.

     

     

    Are you saying that if I am using Keynote (instead of OpenOffice) and have either flip4mac or vlc installed, that the wmv files will play?

     

     

    Whether you use Keynote, Open Office, Powerpoint or  Qicktime, the WMV files will not play unless Flip4Mac is installed. 

    WMV files require the Flip4Mac Codec to be installed to enable play.

    Applications dont provide the CODEC, Flip4Mac provides the CODEC

  • jortucson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Got it! I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

    jor