When you make presentations using PowerPoint, you always insert some media to make the PPT more interesting and appealing, right? But the video format supported by PowerPoint is limited and MKV is not in the supported lists of all PowerPoint versions (including PowerPoint PPT 2016, 2010, 2003, 2007 or lower version). The best format that all PowerPoint versions can support are AVI and WMV, which are created by Microsoft itself. So if you want to insert an MKV video into PowerPoint for presentation, you'll need to convert MKV to AVI or WMV and then add the converted video to PPT for playing. Here are two parts to finish your task.
Part I. Convert MKV to PowerPoint supported video formats
To convert MKV file to PowerPoint friendly AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc videos, you can use EaseFab Video Converter. The program can help you change almost any popular file format including MKV, VOB, MOV, AVI, MP4, WebM, etc. to PowerPoint compatible video format with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. After the conversion, you can easily use your movie files in any version of PowerPoint Presentation including PowerPoint 2016, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2002, 2005 or even PowerPoint 95, 97. If you're using a Mac, please turn to the Mac verison. Just get the right version and follow the guide below to convert MKV to PowerPoint supported video formats.
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Guide: Convert MKV to PowerPoint friendly video formats
Step 1: Directly drag & drop the MKV files to the converter, or click "Add Video" button to load the source video files.
Tip: If you want to edit your MKV videos before conversion, you can click the "Edit" button to open the Video Editor window. Here you can trim, crop, adjust video effect, add watermark and clip, etc. are provided. All the editing can be real-time previewed so as to ensure the video quality and effect.
Step 2: Click the drop-down button beside "Profile" on the interface to select PowerPoint compatible video formats from "Common Video" category. For Windows user, please choose WMV or AVI as the output formats; for Mac user, please select MOV or MP4 Video as the output formats.
Step 3: Press on "Convert" to start encoding MKV Videos to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation compatible video.
When conversion completes, press on "Open" to locate converted videos.
Part II. Embed converted MKV video in PowerPoint
Before starting adding video to PowerPoint, you need to create a folder and put both your converted video and your PowerPoint presentation in this folder. Then open the PowerPoint in this folder to insert the converted video file which is just located in this folder.
For PowerPoint 2007 and higher, select Insert tab from ribbon, and click Movie and select the converted file to insert into PowerPoint for playback.
For PowerPoint 2003 and lower, from menu, select Insert -> Movies and Sounds -> Movie from File..., and select the converted file to insert into PowerPoint.