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PowerPoint Friendly Video Formats

Learn about the video file formats that are supported by various PowerPoint versions.


Product/Version: All PowerPoint Versions
OS: Windows and Mac






Different PowerPoint versions support a plethora of video file formats. Not surprisingly, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for video. This table provides information about video file format compatibility:

 
2007 Win
2008 Mac
2010 Win
2011 Mac
2013 Win
2016 Win
2016 Mac
Windows Video Files (AVI) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Windows Media Files (ASF, ASX, WM, WMX, WMD, WMZ, WMV, WVX) Y Y* Y Y* Y Y Y*
QuickTime Movie File (MOV) N Y Y+ Y Y+ Y+ Y
MP4 Video (MP4, M4V, MP4V, 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2, 3GP2) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Moving Picture Experts Group File (MPEG, MPG, MPE, M1V, M2V, MOD, MPV2, MP2V, MPA) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PlayLater Video (PLV) N N Y N Y Y N
MPEG-2 TS Video (M2TS, M2T, MTS, TS, TTS ) N N Y N Y Y N
Microsoft Recorded TV Show (DVR-MS) Y N Y N Y Y N
Windows Media Playlist (WPL) Y N Y N Y Y N
Flash (SWF) N N Y N Y! Y! N
Flash (FLV) N N N N N N N
Matroska Multimedia Container (MKV) N N N N N N N
Xiph.Org Foundation Ogg Vorbis Video (OGV) N N N N N N N

Y: Yes
N: No
* With Flip4Mac installed
+ With QuickTime installed
! Security Settings may prevent playback


Video file inserted on a PowerPoint slide
Figure 1: Video file inserted on a PowerPoint slide

See Also: PowerPoint Friendly Audio Formats

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