Supercharge your PowerPoint productivity with
Supercharge your PPT Productivity with PPTools - Click here to learn more.

Proud member of


Image Export converts PowerPoint slides to high-quality images.

PPT2HTML exports HTML even from PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, gives you full control of PowerPoint HTML output, helps meet Section 508 accessibility requirements

Merge Excel data into PowerPoint presentations to create certificates, awards presentations, personalized presentations and more

Resize your presentations quickly and without distortion

Language Selector switches the text in your presentation from one language to another

FixLinks prevents broken links when you distribute PowerPoint presentations

Shape Styles brings styles to PowerPoint. Apply complex formatting with a single click.

Unable to Insert a Movie from the Selected File

If you run into this error message when inserting media files into your presentation, check this MSKB article:

Q212409 - PPT2000: Unable to Insert a Movie from the Selected File

For a more detailed tutorial on Windows multimedia, see the Myers Multimedia FAQ starting here.

And a great suggestion from a PowerPoint newsgroup member:

If you are using Windows XP

I may be wrong, but it seems that Moviemaker recognises most video file types/codecs and exports in a format that PowerPoint has no issues with.

Did this solve your problem? If so, please consider supporting the PPT FAQ with a small PayPal donation.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape Contents © 1995 - 2022 Stephen Rindsberg, Rindsberg Photography, Inc. and members of the MS PowerPoint MVP team. You may link to this page but any form of unauthorized reproduction of this page's contents is expressly forbidden.

Supercharge your PPT Productivity with PPTools

content authoring & site maintenance by
Friday, the automatic faq maker (logo)
Friday - The Automatic FAQ Maker

Unable to Insert a Movie from the Selected File
Last update 07 June, 2011