How To Insert MKV Into PowerPoint For Presentation

Usually, video gives people a more intuitive feel, it is more convincing than words, so many people would like to add MKV videos to their PPT presentation to explain one thing precisely. However the video format supported by PowerPoint is limited and MKV is not in the supported lists of all PowerPoint versions (including PowerPoint PPT 2016, 2010, 2003, 2007 or lower version). So what formats could be supported by PowerPoint? And how to insert the MKV video to your PPT presentation? Here are two parts to help you solve the problems above.

 

Part 1. Supported video formats, video codecs and audio codecs in all PowerPoint versions

For you to know this part in depth, we have listed a form shows all supported video and audio file formats for each PowerPoint version for Windows over the years.

If your clip is in one of the formats listed in the table, there's a high chance that it'll work fine in PowerPoint 2007 up to 2016. Nevertheless, compressing & converting your videos as mentioned above will allow you to use them more easily.

Powerpoint Version Video File Formats Audio File Formats
2016
  • Windows Video File (.asf),
  • Windows Video (.avi),
  • MP4 Video (.mp4, .m4v, .mov),
  • Movie (.mpg or .mpeg),
  • Adobe Flash (.swf),
  • Windows Media Video File (.wmv)
  • AIFF Audio (.aiff),
  • AU Audio (.au),
  • MIDI (.mid or .midi),
  • MP3 (.mp3),
  • Advanced Audio Coding – MPEG-4 Audio File (.m4a, .mp4),
  • Windows Audio (.wav),
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
2013
  • Windows Media (.asf),
  • Windows Video (.avi),
  • MP4 Video (.mp4, .m4v, .mov),
  • Movie (.mpg or .mpeg),
  • Adobe Flash (.swf),
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • AIFF Audio (.aiff),
  • AU Audio (.au),
  • MIDI (.mid or .midi),
  • MP3 (.mp3),
  • Advanced Audio Coding – MPEG-4 (.m4a, .mp4),
  • Windows Audio (.wav),
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
2010
  • Adobe Flash Media (.swf),
  • Windows Media (.asf),
  • Windows Video (.avi),
  • Movie (.mpg or .mpeg),
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • AIFF Audio (.aiff),
  • AU Audio (.au),
  • MIDI (.mid or .midi),
  • MP3 (.mp3),
  • Windows Audio (.wav),
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
2007
  • Windows Media (.asf),
  • Windows Video (.avi),
  • Movie (.mpg or .mpeg),
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • AIFF Audio (.aiff),
  • AU Audio (.au),
  • MIDI (.mid or .midi),
  • MP3 (.mp3),
  • Windows Audio (.wav),
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
2003 PowerPoint itself doesn’t play video files, Microsoft proprietary formats are required, Windows Media Player and DirectX need to be installed PowerPoint itself doesn’t play audio files, Microsoft proprietary formats are required, Windows Media Player and DirectX need to be installed

 

Part 2. Convert MKV to PowerPoint supported video formats

If your source file is MKV file and want to insert into PowerPoint, the best way is to convert  MKV file to PowerPoint friendly AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc videos, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.  This video converter (review) can convert MKV to PPT supported WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG/MPEG for PowerPoint 2011, 2010, 2007 and transcode virtually any video including AVI, TS, VOB to H.264/H.265 MP4 for PowerPoint 2016, 2013.

With built-in video editor, you can trim MKV video footage, merge MKV video to a whole one file, split MKV files to separate files, crop black area in videos, etc. Besides, you can add external subtitles to MKV files and compress 4K MKV files to 1080p/720p/540p/480p MKV for PowerPoint. Below are the steps for you to convert MKV to PowerPoint.

 

Step 1. Load MKV videos

You have two ways to load MKV video files to convert to PPT. The first way of adding MKV is to click " File" icon. The second way of importing MKV is to simply drag the videos you want from your computer to this app. After that, all imported MKV files will appear as thumbnails in this app's left item tray. Batch conversion feature allows you add multiple MKV files to convert.

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Step 2. Choose PowerPoint video format

Click "format", from its drop down list, navigate to "PowerPoint" category and select "WMV-2(*.wmv)".

For Windows user, you can also choose WMV or AVI as the output formats from common video; for Mac user, please select MOV or MP4 Video as the output formats. Or PPT 2013 and higher users choose H.264 MP4 and PPT 2010 and lower users choose WMV. In addition, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can convert MKV to MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG2, MPEG1, ASF for PowerPoint.

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Tips:

1. You can click “Settings” to change audio channel, change video resolution, adjust bitrate, etc. 

2. You can edit the videos according to your requirement. This step is optional and can be omitted if not needed. Click on the "Edit" button at the right side of the video to start editing it.

 

Step 3: Convert MKV to PowerPoint

The final step is to start converting MKV to PowerPoint MP4, WMV, MPEG-1 or MOV with highest quality and fastest speed by clicking on the "Convert" button at the bottom of the screen.

Now, you can add the converted MKV to PowerPoint without obstacles, I believe that you will release yourselves on your lecture.

 

Tip: How to Insert a video to PowerPoint?

In PowerPoint 2010 and later, you can link or embed a video from your PC directly into your presentation.

  • Embedded videos are convenient, but increase the size of your presentation.

  • Linked videos keep your presentation's size smaller, but links can break. To prevent possible problems with broken links, it's a good idea to copy the videos into the same folder as your presentation, and link to them there.

In PowerPoint 2007, you can only link to a video on your computer.

 

Embed a video stored on your PC

1. In Normal view, click the slide that you want the video to be in.

2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.

3. In the Insert Video box, click the video that you want, and then click Insert.

 

Link to a video stored on your PC

1. In Normal view, click the slide where you want the link to the video to be in.

2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on my PC.

3. In the Insert Video box, click the file that you want to link to, click the down arrow next to the Insertbutton, and then click Link to File.

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