[Chimera-users] Question about movie in powerpoint

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 22 10:30:37 PDT 2008

Hi Ibrahim,
Here is some information on troubleshooting movies in powerpoint,  
including links to pages at Microsoft:


However, I don't see any mention of problems specifically caused by  
size, or multiple movies in the same slide, or about movies playing in  
editing mode but not in presentation mode, so these might not be  
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Oct 22, 2008, at 10:05 AM, Ibrahim Moustafa wrote:

> Dear Chimera team who is always giving the best support,
>    I have a question regarding movie playing in power point and hope  
> you can help.
>  I'm setting a power point presentation and want to play some movie  
> (.avi MSMPEG-4v2), created in Chimera, in the presentation. The  
> movie play fine; however, if I'm in the presenter view mode it does  
> not play and gives me a black screen.
> I tried to re-insert the movie, change the view size, put everything  
> in the same place...but none of these solved the problem.
>  The funny thing is that other movies bigger in size can play fine  
> in the presenter view mode. These have the same format (avi  
> MSMPEG-4v2) and created using the same program.
>   Do you have any idea how to resolve this issue? Any advice is more  
> than welcome.
>   Also, I noticed that sometimes the movie, that is known to be  
> working fine, does not work for unknown reason.
> Especially in the case of 2 movies in the same slide. Any tips to  
> have two movies in the same slide to work in a more robust way is  
> really appreciated.
>  Really appreciating your help, thanks;
>  Ibrahim

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