Using audio from PPT Slide Show recordings

May 15, 2019

We have several Subject Matter Experts who have recorded the narration for their sections of the course in "Record Slide Show" on their PPT slides.  

I am not finding a way to use these recordings as the audio in the course.  When I preview or publish, the audio is missing.  

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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Mary, 

Presenter 360 doesn't support audio that was recorded or imported in PowerPoint. You'll need to record or import audio in Presenter instead.

If you already recorded or imported audio in PowerPoint, you may be able to extract it from the PowerPoint file using the instructions below. Then import it into Presenter. Here's how: 

If your PowerPoint presentation has a file extension of *.pptx, follow the steps below to extract the audio.

If your presentation has a backwards-compatible file extension of *.ppt, you might be able to extract the audio (it depends on the original audio format). First, convert the presentation by going to the File tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and clicking Convert (in the middle column). After converting it, follow the steps below.

  1. Download and install 7-Zip. It's a free, third-party extraction tool.
  2. After installing 7-Zip, right-click your PowerPoint file, scroll to 7-Zip, and choose Extract to "<name of your project>".
  3. A folder with the same name will be created in the same location as your PowerPoint file. Open it to see the extracted contents.
  4. Open the ppt folder.
  5. Open the media folder. All the media from your presentation will be stored here. They'll have similar names (such as media1, media2, etc.), so you may have to open each one to find the audio you need.

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