Video format in Microsoft PowerPoint

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

If you was wondering about what are the video format supported in Microsoft PowerPoint then this article posted by blogote explains clearly what are the video format supported in PowerPoint for presentations.

Video format in Microsoft PowerPoint

As said in the original article, there are various version of Microsoft PowerPoint available and the video format files may vary from one version to the other. Here is an attempt to summarize the list of video format supported by Microsoft PowerPoint 2011:

PowerPoint Supported Video File Format
AVI – Audio Video Interleave
3GP – Also known as 3GPP
MOV – QuickTime Movie
MP4 – MPEG-4 Part 14
M4V – Similar to MP4
DV – Digital Interface
QTFF – QuickTime File Format
3G2 – Also known as 3GPP2
GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
MS-CRAM – Microsoft Video 1
M-JPEF – Motion JPEG

Because iTunes videos are compatible with PowerPoint, H.261, H.262, H.263, and H.264 video standard should play perfectly fine, though it’s best to stick with a video format that is used almost everywhere – AVI and MP4 video format, for example.