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Flash Videos for Your PowerPoint

September 12, 2011

There might be a time when the perfect video for your PowerPoint presentation is a Flash video (.flv), which PowerPoint does not support. Windows Media Player does not recognize this format, either, so how are you going to convert it to a format that you can use? I have found that RealPlayer, a free download from, is the way to go.

  1. Before you follow the next steps, download the video from the internet: Hover over it while it is playing. You will see a pop-up that says “Download Using RealPlayer” Click on this to download.
  2. Go to Start/ All Programs/ Real/ RealPlayer Converter.
  3. Click the Add button in the top left corner, and then browse to select your Flash video.
  4. In the Convert to: selection box, click on the arrow to open the Select a Device dialog box.
  5. Click the down arrow next to Video Formats and then select Video Formats.
  6. Choose WMV and click OK.
  7. In the Save in: box, choose where you want the converted file saved.
  8. Press the green Start button.

Now you can insert that video into your PowerPoint!

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