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Edit Video Links in PowerPoint
Video files are always linked in versions before the new 2010 beta which can embed video.
If you are making a prtable presentation with video the best practice is to move all of the video files into the same folder as the saved presentation BEFORE inserting. If you do this and then keep the folder intact it should play the video when the folder is moved to a new location.
Supposing though you didn't do this and now you have a presentation with a number of videos and when you move it the links break?
You can try a quick fix - put all the video files into the same folder as the presentation. PowerPoint tends to look there first for missing files and sometimes they will play.
If they don't..
Put the videos in the same folder and the presentation. Open the presentation and press ALT f11 to open the VB Editor. Make sure you use a copy just in case!
Insert > Module and then paste in the code below.
Run > Run Macro (or press f5)
You can now delete the module by right clicking and Remove Module and see if the video now works!
'THE CODE COPY AND PASTE INTO MODULE
Dim osld As Slide
Dim oshp As Shape
Dim opres As Presentation
Dim strVidname As String
Dim strVidpath As String
Set opres = ActivePresentation
If opres.Path = "" Then
MsgBox "You must Save!"
For Each osld In opres.Slides
For Each oshp In osld.Shapes
If oshp.Type = msoMedia Then
If oshp.MediaType = ppMediaTypeMovie Then
strVidname = Dir(oshp.LinkFormat.SourceFullName)
oshp.LinkFormat.SourceFullName = _
opres.Path & "\" & strVidname
End If 'movie
End If 'media
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