Multimedia in PowerPoint

Figuring out how PowerPoint plays movies and sounds can be perplexing to say the least.

Andrew May has written two new MSDN articles on the subject:

  1. The first
    talks about how PowerPoint plays your multimedia
    file.  There are some nice flow charts that show the process PowerPoint
    uses to decide which media player to use. Andrew also talks about how
    PowerPoint picks a codec to play your multimedia.
  2. The
    second article for VBA programmers
    has lots of code showing how
    to insert a media file into a presentation, for instance.

Good stuff.

For more of the basics on how to insert a media file, check out this
Sounds and Video tutorial.