Converting Quicktime Movies

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Bill Anderson, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. I have a PowerPoint presentation that was created on a Mac and I want to
    show it on a PC. The embedded movies won't play -- my PC PowerPoint
    (Office 2003) tells me it can't play them. Needs a codec it doesn't have.

    I've read that Mac Quicktime movies need to be "flattened" if they're to
    play on a PC in PowerPoint. The .mov files play just fine on my PC, but
    only from within a QuickTime window. I can even link from PowerPoint to
    the .mov files, but then I get the QuickTime window within PowerPoint
    and it appears in the upper left of the slide and I have to re-size it
    every time and close it when it's over and that's not how I want the
    presentation to work.

    I can use Premiere 6.5 to convert the .mov files to .avi files, and they
    will play nicely in my PowerPoint presentation. But the quality suffers
    from the conversion. I get artifacts and banding and it's just crappy.

    Anybody know how to make a QuickTime movie created on a Mac play nice
    with PowerPoint on a PC? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    Bill Anderson, Nov 24, 2003
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  2. Bill Anderson

    xman Charlie Guest

    I have used sound forge pro to convert some qt stuff to avi.

    my 2 cents
    xman Charlie, Nov 25, 2003
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