How to Add SWF Video to PowerPoint

Question: I am making a PowerPoint presentation and I’d like to add a flash .swf video into the PowerPoint. I am having hard time trying to find software to convert SWF to PPT supported format. Any ideas?

Microsoft PowerPoint does not accept flash SWF format. If you want to add a flash video to PowerPoint, you need to convert SWF file to PPT supported format like AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc. On this situation, AST SWF Video Converter will help you a lot. It is a great SWF to PPT Converter tool which enables you to convert SWF to PPT accepted video formats.

The following are the detailed steps about how to insert flash SWF video to PPT:

Step 1: Download, install and run AST SWF Video Converter. Click “Open Local File” to import local flash file. Or click “Download From Web” to download online flash file.

Add SWF Video to PowerPoint

Step 2: Click the “Output Format” to select the output format. In the “Export Video Settings” select AVI, MPEG or other PowerPoint supported format as output profile.

Add SWF Video to PowerPoint

Note: In the “Advanced Video Settings”, you can make adjustment to the output video properties, such as, video resolution, frame rate, bit tate, audio channels, sample rate, etc.

Step 3: Click “Start” for entering the Grab video dialog. Click the start button to start converting SWF to AVI or other PPT accepted video. After conversion, a dialog will pop-up to show you the output folder.

Add SWF Video to PowerPoint

Step 4: Open your PowerPoint presentation, and select the page which you want to insert the SWF video. Click “Insert” then “Video”, and choose “Video from File...” to insert the flash video onto your PPT presentation.

Adding a flash .swf video to PowerPoint can be done easily using AST SWF Video Converter. Apart from this, this article would like to share another way to embed SWF in PPT and package it within a single PowerPoint file. Now let’s see how it works:

PS: Here we take PowerPoint 2007 as the example. If you are using PowerPoint 2000/2002/2003 or PowerPoint 2010, please click here for more information.

Step 1: Open the PowerPoint presentation and select the page where you want to embed the flash video into. On the “Developer” tab, click “More Controls” in the “Controls” group.

Step 2: In the list of “More Controls”, select the “Shockwave Flash Object” and click “OK”. Then drag on the slide to draw the control. You can drag the sizing handles to resize the control.

Step 3: Right-click the Shockwave Flash Object, and then click “Properties”. On the “Alphabetic” tab, click the “Movie” property. Type the full location of your SWF file in the value column (for example, D:\My Documents\abc.swf).

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