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Can't insert midi file to PowerPoint 2003


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I tried Insert-Movies and Sounds-Sound from File to insert a midi file. PowerPoint 2003 gives me the error message: "PowerPoint cannot insert a sound from the selected file. Verify that the path and file format are correct, and then try again."

The path is correct. And I can use Windows Media Player to play that midi file. But I just can't insert it into my PowerPoint presentation. Please help! :tazz:
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Look at the workaround here

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;884175
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Thank you very much for the help.

The workaround says:

"To play a media clip, such as a sound clip, a video clip, or a MIDI sequence in PowerPoint, follow these steps:

1. On the Insert menu, click Movies and Sounds, and then click Movies from file or Sounds from file.

If you choose Sounds from file, you can insert a sound or MIDI sequence. If you click Movies from file, you can insert a video clip.
2. Locate the media clip, and then click Open....."

But my problem is not the playing. I can't even insert the file. After I clip Open in step 2, PowerPoint gives me the error message {PowerPoint cannot insert a sound from the selected file. Verify that the path and file format are correct, and then try again}

Therefore I can never go on to the next step.
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Someone else posted about embedding sound and it seems you can only do this with wav, have you tried another format to see if you still get the same error
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I already checked those posts about embedding the wav file. I believe my problem is not related to that. Those posts are discussing the matter occurs after you put a "speaker" button in a slide (which means you already inserted a sound file). Then PowerPoint will either "embed" a wav file or link any other sound format that is larger than 100 kb by default. I can insert a wave file to my presentation without problem.

I think I can only put an external link in the slide to play that midi file.

I just can't figure out why my PowerPoint 2003 behaves like this???

Thank you for your response anyway.
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Hi long time since you asked about this. I had the same problem and found this topic. I also found a solution -

I moved the midi file i could not insert and a wma file I could insert but would not play to another directory, reinserted them and they worked fine.

So move the media files and reinsert.
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