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    Music in PowerPoint

    Been trying to get powerpoint to play a cd track throughout a presentation. Unsuccessful---can't get it to find the cd player...If I save the track to Documents and Settings, it will play from there. Any ideas....

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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    What version of PPT?
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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    Working in PPT 2000.

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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    Try the following Knowledge base articles Q212286
    Q198214
    I think the last link has the solution to your question.
    So I'll quote it here for everyone's benefit.
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    After inserting the media (sound), select the media object, and then click Custom Animation on the Slide Show menu.
    In the Custom Animation dialog box, click the Timing tab and make sure the media object is selected.
    Click the Multimedia Settings tab, and click to select the Play using animation order check box. After you make this selection, some additional options become available.
    By default, the Pause Slide Show option is selected. This setting allows the presentation to stop until the sound has finished playing or until the next slide is advanced. To play across multiple slides, you need to click to select the Continue Slide Show option. After you make this selection, options for Stop Playing become available.
    The default for the options under Stop Playing is normally After Current Slide, which corresponds with the action for Pause Slide Show under While Playing. To be able to play the media object across multiple slides, you need to check the other option, After<Slide Number>Slides. This setting determines when to stop the media object from playing when in a slide show.
    You can only play sounds across multiple slides in a presentation by using the Movies And Sounds command on the Insert menu. If you try to use the media player or Movie Player on the Macintosh, you are able to insert a sound, but you do not have the ability to play it across multiple slides.
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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    I've tried the suggestions you sent. I must be misreading MS intent because I'm attempting to play a cd track in a PPT presentation. The applications acts like it can't find the cd to play the track I have chosen. Still stuck....

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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    Are you able to play the music cd externally from PowerPoint??? If the cd player and the sound card don't have the correct cable between them music cds won't play. <img src=/S/lightbulb.gif border=0 alt=lightbulb width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    music plays independent of ppt fine.

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    Re: Music in PowerPoint

    The last option could be to record the music as a wav file and have PowerPoint to output that file throu the speakers
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