By: Lisa Elliott Diehl On 4/14/2010
Topics: Marketing and Communication
I can't count the number of times I've just wanted to scream because my embedded video wouldn't play through my projector. The first time it happened, I was trying to keep my boss, The Bishop, from having to talk through an entire presentation because he had been really sick and had almost no voice. I sat helplessly watching the video play on my computer while the screen on the wall 10 feet away remained black.
I tried again.
There was nothing I could do there, but I swore that I would have five back-up plans next time we wanted to embed video in PowerPoint and show it in a meeting.
I've done that, but I've also learned that when I have a problem, I should just Google it.
Through Google's search results, I learned that PowerPoint, video and your laptop's graphics acceleration functions don't work well together. Once I slowed down Graphic Acceleration (located in the Control Panel under Display), I haven't had any more problems.
So if you're having problems with projecting your embedded video files, try Googling it.