How to Launch a Quicktime Movie using PowerPoint
QuickTime is a proprietary media player that is released by Apple. The software is available for free and it is distributed in a Windows version. PowerPoint users can embed QuickTime movies on their presentation slides once they install QuickTime on their system. The Apple media player enables the Microsoft application to stream MOV files. Alternately referred to as a QuickTime movie, an MOV file is a digital video that is especially compressed to play in QuickTime. After a QuickTime movie is embedded on a PowerPoint slide, users can program the media to play automatically when its slide loads in a presentation. Otherwise, the video will only play when it is clicked on.
Download and set up QuickTime. The free media player can be obtained directly from Apple.
Launch a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click through to the slide where you want to embed the QuickTime movie. Click the “Insert” tab on the application menu and select the “Video” icon.
Choose the “Video from File…” option under the fly-out menu and a file selection window will open. Select the MOV file and click “Open.” The media will be embedded on the selected PowerPoint slide.
Select the viewing area for the embedded QuickTime movie. Click the “Playback” tab on the application menu. In the “Video Options” section, open the “Start” pull-down menu and choose “Automatically.” The video will be programmed to stream automatically when the slide loads. You will not have to click on the media to play it.
Click the “Slideshow” tab and select “From Beginning” to play the presentation. The embedded QuickTime movie will automatically stream when its slide appears. Control playback of the video with the commands on the control bar. When the presentation finishes, click “Exit.”
Click the “File” tab and select “Save” to finalize the changes to the PowerPoint presentation. The embedded QuickTime movie will remain linked with the slideshow.