7 replies on How to embed MP3 and other audio files into PowerPoint presentations

  1. KT says:

    regardless of file type, my audio file will not embed with my presentation. I found a manual “embed” option selection, but I can’t get it to become active (stays transparent).

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      What version of PowerPoint do you have? And what are the exact steps you perform?

  2. Lyn says:

    Following this process, I cannot get my Powerpoint music files to embed. They will only link, which means they will not play on another computer unless I copy the original music files into the folder as well. I am running the latest Office 365.

  3. Patrick says:

    In my PowerPoint 2016 I can only select *.WAV files …

  4. Barry says:

    This does not explain how you delete a sound (WAV file) that you have added via the actions option. Even if you delete the object that the action is assigned to the WAV file remains in the action list for sounds which bloats the size of the PPT.

  5. Marko Van Dango says:

    I added an audio file to my powerpoint presentation which played when I ran the slide show, however, when converting my presentation into a video which included the audio I received messages such as ‘some of the media in this presentation cannot be included in this video. Do you want to continue without including the media?’
    If I right click on the audio icon in my presentation to save the media, I receive a message ‘The linked item can’t be saved because it is stored outside the presentation. Only embedded items can be saved.’
    I thought that by linking the audio to the file, it would be automatically embedded, but I’m wrong, so, for whatever reason, it won’t convert the presentation to video with my audio and I have tried mp3, mp4, wav, wmv formats and still no joy. Thank you.

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