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Topic # 99846 28-Mar-2012 14:40
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Hi All

I have an android tablet (Galaxy tab 10.1). I have several apps which will happily play a Power Point slide show. I want to embed a small video in the power point presentation but have been unable to find an application which will allow me to play the video. The video is a .MOV file but am happy to covert to other flavours if need be.

Can anyone make any suggestions for an app which will play video in the presentation or alternate methods of presenting (eg convert the presentation to video etc...)?

Thanks for you help


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  Reply # 601376 28-Mar-2012 16:13
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.mov is quicktime/apple.

try any other format.

.mpg would be a safe one, maybe .avi, maybe .mp4

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  Reply # 601436 28-Mar-2012 17:38
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You've chosen pretty much the worst possible file format. If you want a portable file, then encode the video in an open standard, preferably one that won't potentially require additional codecs installed on any system that it is likely to be played on. As gzt suggests, .mpg would be the best bet as it's very portable and should play on virtually any OS without needing extra codecs.

If it's primarily going to be on Android, then .MP4 should be pretty safe, other than lower-end models, they should pretty much all play that just fine with the native player.

If you want to do a quick & dirty file conversion to try things out, then I use WinFF, it's free, it's quick and it's easy. It's also pretty versatile. That said, it's Windows\Linux only. The most likely OS X equivalent I've found is VideoMonkey.


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  Reply # 601462 28-Mar-2012 18:49
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Mobo Player plays .MOV files..

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