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    Embedded video (2000)

    I have a friend that made a presentation in powerpoint with embedded video (mpg) in it. The mpg is w/o sound, and he added to the whole presentation a sound track. When running from his hard drive everything is synced. But after burning a cd , running it from the cd the sound is not synced.
    Another problem is, that some of the fonts don't come out right when running on other computers.
    Anyone have any ideas what to do?
    P.S. we tried screen capture to make a mpg from the presentation, but that didn't come out right either.
    Thanks

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    Re: Embedded video (2000)

    hyamk,

    PowerPoint is notoriously bad at keeping everything in sync. Transferring it to a CD-ROM only makes things worse. In general the less you can give powerpoint to do the better. Try lowering the quality of the sound track (e.g. from stereo to mono), this would make the file half the size. That's less data to transfer from a CD to the processor.

    Things to look out for.....video files are never embedded, they are only ever linked. Sound files (wav only) can be set to be embedded. For more help on this see

    Sounds/Movies don't play, images disappear or links break when I move or email a presentation
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00155.htm

    The font problem...try to use fonts that are fairly common. e.g. Arial (boring but safe !).

    For more info on the fonts issue (including embedding fonts) and more helpful info on sharing powerpoint files see
    Distributing PPTs - Pitfalls, Panics & Pleasures
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00559.htm

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