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Windows 7 Conflict With Powerpoint

by AbeServer / October 8, 2010 10:27 AM PDT

I build a lot of Powerpoint presentations with embedded video.
I had been using Windows XP and Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007.

Recently I got a new Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. I upgraded to Powerpoint 2010.

When creating presentations with embedded videos...the videos come out with a heavy blue tint to them. Presentations built on the old XP machine look fine on that computer -- but when played using the Windows 7 they have this weird look.

Presentations built on the lap top running Windows 7 also have this weird tint if later played on an XP machine.

Seems to me there must be some conflict between Windows 7 and Powerpoint -- but I have not been able to find a workaround.

Microsoft's user forums have been no help. Suggestions please?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2010 12:55 AM PDT

I've seen this. It was (again) the codec issues. I decline from writing in depth what a codec is but when I see video playback issues I look at codecs and for color sometimes the video drivers.

I have never found this to be a "conflict between Windows 7 and Powerpoint."

Sadly I think this may be of no help since I don't supply a direct fix. I'll have to write for you to tell what CODEC that video is using. Again, since what a codec is, is widely discussed I won't repeat that here but will note I use the GSPOT CODEC APPLIANCE if I need to investigate what codec a video file is using.

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by AbeServer / October 9, 2010 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh.

I should have mentioned in the original question....that the videos play fine when looked at individually from a file on the is only when viewed from the Powerpoint that they turn blue.

I downloaded the CODEC appliance you mentioned and looked at some of the videos and got the message (Codes(s) are installed)

So while I am a newbie at this -- it still seems to me that the problem is something between Windows 7 and powerpoint.

Any other suggestions would be most welcome.

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2010 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks...but...
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Thanks very much...
by AbeServer / October 11, 2010 3:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Link, comment.

The link to the Microsoft forum you supplied did the trick. I had been earlier versions of that thread but not the latest.

When I saw the Applian Replay Converter mentioned -- bingo -- I have (had) that installed on my laptop as well -- for converting video formats. Uninstalled it from my laptop and magically the embedded PPT videos now play in the correct colors.

Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for the final report.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2010 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks very much...

Glad the sleuthing paid off. I didn't have much to work with but by luck it helped,

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