4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2014 6:01 PM by WobWong
Michael Diehr Level 1 Level 1

I'm using Keynote 6.2 under 10.9.4.

I have a keynote 5 presentation where I carefully inserted videos into the presentation, but did not embed the videos into the project.  All the videos used are in a separate "videos" folder.


When I opened the project in Keynote 6.2 and converted it, suddenly all videos (5+ GB) of them are now stored inside the Keynote project file.   My preferences (Keynote / Preferences / General/ Saving : Copy audio and movies into document : OFF )


I need to have multiple keynote presentations that all reference the video files stored in a common location.  This worked fine in Keynote 5.  Is there a way to do it keynote 6?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    If you use an H264 Quicktime file to place on the slide (this is the native CODEC for Keynote) the link to the original file will be maintained and the file will not be copied into the Keynote.

  • Michael Diehr Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, Gary, while this may be true for a New keynote presentation, this doesn't seem to be the case for an old Keynote 5 presentation that was converted to Keynote 6.    My Keynote 5 presentation had a bunch of mp4 and m4v files, all of which had h.264 encoding, yet they were all copied into the Keynote 6 project when I upgraded.


    It looks like the only solution is to manually replace all the video files in this project.  Sigh.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    Apologies, for some reason I did not provide the full details  needed.


    Keynote 6 does not open and convert version 5 files correctly, if at all. Best advice is to open version 5 files in Keynote 5 and use version 6 for new presentations. If you must use version 6, you should copy and paste the objects over, tedious but the only workaround until Apple solve this problem.

  • WobWong Level 1 Level 1

    You will have to dump 6 and re install 5.9. 6 is absolute rubbish