Embedding or linking audio files in PowerPoint

Embedding or linking audio recordsdata in PowerPoint

Do you all the time surprise why audio inserted in your PowerPoint presentation disappear while you play presentation on a pc aside from the one the place it was created? Do you fail to know why on-line PowerPoint sharing websites like authorSTREAM, slideboom or slideshare (BTW they do not assist audio inserted in PowerPoint file) fail to play audio inserted in your Presentation?

Reply to those questions lie in the best way audio was inserted in PowerPoint. There are two strategies of inserting audio recordsdata in PowerPoint shows. Both you’ll be able to embed audio in PowerPoint itself or hyperlink the audio file.

As per Microsoft

“Foremost variations between embedded (embedded object: Data (object) contained in a supply file and inserted right into a vacation spot file. As soon as embedded, the article turns into a part of the vacation spot file. Adjustments you make to the embedded object are mirrored within the vacation spot file.) sounds (objects) (object: A desk, chart, graphic, equation, or different type of data. Objects created in a single utility, for instance spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in one other utility are OLE objects.) and linked (linked object: An object that’s created in a supply file and inserted right into a vacation spot file, whereas sustaining a connection between the 2 recordsdata. The linked object within the vacation spot file will be up to date when the supply file is up to date.) sounds are the place they’re saved and the way you replace them after you set them in your presentation. Embedded recordsdata are saved inside the presentation, and linked recordsdata are saved outdoors the presentation.”

In case of linked recordsdata, PowerPoint all the time play audio from the linked location of file( say “c:my Documentstest.wmv“). Whenever you play PowerPoint file having linked audio on another machine, PowerPoint file tries to find and play audio file from linked path i.e. “c:my Documentstest.wmv“. As there isn’t any such audio file on the path specified on new machine so audio fails to play. Embedded audio file is contained in PowerPoint itself so audio will play on on-line presentation sharing web sites or on different computer systems.

Audio file of measurement greater than 50 MB will all the time be linked. You’ll have to set audio file measurement from advance choices in order that audio file under 50 MB is all the time embedded. Comply with steps under:

See movies on the way to insert audio in PowerPoint file.

You may go to hyperlinks under to know distinction between linked and embedded audio:

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