Losing last second of inserted video in PPT 2008


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Ben

Since upgrading from Mac Office 2004 to 2008 I have had a consistent problem
with videos inserted into PPT shows. For some reason when playing
automatically (within the slide show) the final 1 to 1.5 seconds of the video
is cut off. If played manually on the slide view using the quicktime
controls at bottom of video there is no problem. Only when actually showing
the presentation in full screen view is there a problem. Thinking it was an
artifact of converting the shows from the 2004 to 2008 versions I actually re-
edited a short video clip anew and dropped it in--only to lose the last
second.

For new work I am now purposing leaving a 1.5 second fade out without sound
at the end of the movie to prepare for Powerpoint's clipping glitch.

Does anyone know how to avoid this? Have I missed some arcane setting
somewhere? Or have I hit on the only thing you can do--add tails to movies.
I have not yet checked to see if this is quicktime .mov specific or if it
also occurs in .avi or other formats.

Ideas?

I'm using OSX 10.5.8 and Office build 12.2.1 if that matters to anyone's
thinking.

Thanks for your insights.
 
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rswc90

Since upgrading from Mac Office 2004 to 2008 I have had a consistent problem
with videos inserted into PPT shows.  For some reason when playing
automatically (within the slide show) the final 1 to 1.5 seconds of the video
is cut off.  If played manually on the slide view using the quicktime
controls at bottom of video there is no problem.  Only when actually showing
the presentation in full screen view is there a problem.  Thinking it was an
artifact of converting the shows from the 2004 to 2008 versions I actually re-
edited a short video clip anew and dropped it in--only to lose the last
second.

For new work I am now purposing leaving a 1.5 second fade out without sound
at the end of the movie to prepare for Powerpoint's clipping glitch.

Does anyone know how to avoid this?  Have I missed some arcane setting
somewhere?  Or have I hit on the only thing you can do--add tails to movies.
I have not yet checked to see if this is quicktime .mov specific or if it
also occurs in .avi or other formats.

Ideas?

I'm using OSX 10.5.8 and Office build 12.2.1 if that matters to anyone's
thinking.

Thanks for your insights.

This has (unfortunately) been a consistent posting with PPT 2008. The
ONLY way I have been able to get around it is run through EACH video
before I do a presentation. That means showing up early enough to plug
in the projector, run each clip through from beginning to end before I
begin the presentation, and then DON'T SHUT PPT DOWN! Otherwise, I
have to do it again! For some reason, when I run each clip through one
time, they play fully until I restart the presentation. The other
thing you might think of doing is importing it into iMovie, adding a
couple of seconds and saving it again. That way, the added seconds
gets cut -- not the punchline of the clip! Those are my thoughts for
the day!
 
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Ben via MacKB.com

Thanks very much. I did try searching the archives but must not have
searched for the correct words. I appreciate the suggestion about playing
them all through and will do so for now. I have so many video clips that
fixing each one in iMovie (I did that recently for a major public lecture
that I didn't want to look sloppy for) or playing each lecture slide set
through with all videos would take enough time so as to cause me to wonder
why I don't change to Keynote. I know that Microsoft must prioritize the
software bug updates they incorporate into each code release. I wonder if
causing professionals to waste large amounts of time unnecessarily helps in
the least at raising the priority of a coding task in queue.

I appreciate your answer.
Since upgrading from Mac Office 2004 to 2008 I have had a consistent problem
with videos inserted into PPT shows.  For some reason when playing
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Thanks for your insights.

This has (unfortunately) been a consistent posting with PPT 2008. The
ONLY way I have been able to get around it is run through EACH video
before I do a presentation. That means showing up early enough to plug
in the projector, run each clip through from beginning to end before I
begin the presentation, and then DON'T SHUT PPT DOWN! Otherwise, I
have to do it again! For some reason, when I run each clip through one
time, they play fully until I restart the presentation. The other
thing you might think of doing is importing it into iMovie, adding a
couple of seconds and saving it again. That way, the added seconds
gets cut -- not the punchline of the clip! Those are my thoughts for
the day!
 
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rswc90

Thanks very much.  I did try searching the archives but must not have
searched for the correct words.  I appreciate the suggestion about playing
them all through and will do so for now.  I have so many video clips that
fixing each one in iMovie (I did that recently for a major public lecture
that I didn't want to look sloppy for) or playing each lecture slide set
through with all videos would take enough time so as to cause me to wonder
why I don't change to Keynote.  I know that Microsoft must prioritize the
software bug updates they incorporate into each code release.  I wonderif
causing professionals to waste large amounts of time unnecessarily helps in
the least at raising the priority of a coding task in queue.

I appreciate your answer.


Since upgrading from Mac Office 2004 to 2008 I have had a consistent problem
with videos inserted into PPT shows.  For some reason when playing
[quoted text clipped - 20 lines]
Thanks for your insights.
This has (unfortunately) been a consistent posting with PPT 2008. The
ONLY way I have been able to get around it is run through EACH video
before I do a presentation. That means showing up early enough to plug
in the projector, run each clip through from beginning to end before I
begin the presentation, and then DON'T SHUT PPT DOWN! Otherwise, I
have to do it again! For some reason, when I run each clip through one
time, they  play fully until I restart the presentation.  The other
thing you might think of doing is importing it into iMovie, adding a
couple of seconds and saving it again. That way, the added seconds
gets cut -- not the punchline of the clip!  Those are my thoughts for
the day!

Interesting that you say that you might switch to Keynote. People I
know who use it absolutely love it. I may have a slow learning curve,
though, because I did not find that creating in Keynote gave me the
choices I have in PPT. I, too, may play around with it more and see --
thanks for a renewed idea -- at least until Microsoft can get this
together and fix the darn thing! Good luck!
 

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