How to Embed MKV Files to PowerPoint within Steps
By adding a video file to PowerPoint, you can enrich your PPT content. Generally, you can embed .asf, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, .mov, mpg and .swf video files to PowerPoint. While, MKV is not supported. The simple way to fix this situation is to convert MKV to a common format that PowerPoint understands. The full guide on how to insert MKV to PowerPoint is described in this article.
Best MKV to PowerPoint converter
A web search for "video converter" will show you numerous converters. Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac).
This is a nice small took kit that lets you transcode between AVI, WMV, MKV, TS, VOB, MPG, MTS, M2TS, MOV, MP4, TOD, MOD, TiVo, etc. It also features basic editing features such as trimming, merging, cropping, watermarking, and audio replacing facility. By using the trimming action you can clip a specific duration from a video clip and turn it into PowerPoint preferred format.
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Best Video Audio Recommendations for PowerPoint:
Video recommendations: In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wmv files. In PowerPoint 2013 and later, and in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, for the best video playback experience, we recommend that you use .mp4 files encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) and AAC audio.
Audio recommendations: In PowerPoint 2010, use .wav or .wma files. In newer versions of desktop PowerPoint, use .m4a files encoded with AAC audio.
Tutorial on how to convert MKV to PowerPoint supported formats
1. Load MKV videos
Click the "Add Files" or "Add From Folder" button to load MKV files from your computer or other devices like USB device. You can also directly drag the files you want to convert to the main interface. Note that batch conversion is supported so you can add as many files as you like at one time.
2. Select output format
Click Format bar and choose your desired format. For PowerPoint 2010, WMV is your target format. And for embedding MKV to PowerPoint 2013 and later, H.264 MP4 is highly recommended.
3. Edit the MKV videos (Optional)
Click the "Edit" button and edit your videos before processing format conversion. There are main seven functions available: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor, and Subtitle.
4. Start the conversion
Click "Convert" to begin converting MKV to PowerPoint compatible video files. After the conversion, you will get the desired videos in the destination folder. Open your PowerPoint presentation and click "Insert" to add your video files.