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by learningnow / September 23, 2004 12:47 AM PDT

I am running Windows 2000. I created a slide show using PowerPoint 2000 of which I have inserted some music clips. I viewed my Power Point slide show, of which everything looks great, the slides, the music, everything. The problem comes into play when I burn this file to a CD and try to play this CD on another computer. The actual slide show plays fine but NO music. Everything works GREAT when I play it on the computer I created the file on. Do I need to copy the music file somewhere else when I burn the CD so Powerpoint knows where the file is?

If so, what is the best way to do this? Do you know what I need to do to get this CD to play on other computers?

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What music?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 2:49 AM PDT
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Some machines don't play MP3 or don't have sound cards... As such you get to play tech support and add such?


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Re: What music?
by learningnow / September 23, 2004 5:53 AM PDT
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It is a .WAV file and the machine does have a sound card in it.

Any suggestions?

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Re: What music?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 8:46 AM PDT
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by Kees Bakker / September 23, 2004 6:35 AM PDT
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Copy the whole presentation, including the music files (or at least the music files) to the same folder (and possibly subfolders) as they are on your own machine. I assume that Powerpoint doesn't include the sound files in the presentation, but only the filename.

The time needed to copy must be far less than the time to view the presentation.

I don't know Powerpoint, and there might be a solution in the program, but this seems rather obvious.


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