How to Extract Video & Other Media Files from PowerPoint Presentations

Last updated on March 27th, 2024

Extracting images and video content from PowerPoint can intimidate more than one user. Here we will explain how we can extract multimedia content from PowerPoint files easily using a simple approach.

First, you need to open a PowerPoint file and make sure it is the file you want to extract the content. We will export the PPT presentation to a format that will also export the media content in a separate folder. For example, if we want to export all the images from a PowerPoint file or export sounds, music, or videos from the PPT, then we can use this approach.

Go to File and click Save As and make sure you choose the modern PPT file format .pptx – This file format will differ slightly from previous versions of PowerPoint.

How to Extract Video & Other Media Files from PowerPoint Presentations
How to extract video from PowerPoint files

Now go to the file directory where you saved the presentation and rename your .pptx file to .zip – In this example we have used Yin Yang PPT template for the demo.

Rename the .pptx file to .zip so we can extract the video from the archive
Rename the .pptx file to .zip so it can be opened by WinRAR or WinZip easily

Afterward, go to your favorite archive extractor tool (WinZip or WinRar, for example) and open the .zip file.

You will see the content inside the zip archive, and there you will need to extract the files in a directory and browse the folder content. All the diagrams, sounds, images, music, video, etc. is saved in this archive.

Find the ppt folder inside the archive and then locate the multimedia content under media subfolder
Extract video from PPT presentation

Here we have learn how to extract video from a PPT file. If you want to extract images, we recommend to check out the best ways to extract images from a PowerPoint presentation.