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Problem viewing Videos in PPT Reports

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01/25/2018 2:56 PM

I've been unable to view animations in Synergy report (PowerPoint) files.  I am using Windows Media Player and perhaps it is an unsupported version, but I can't determine what release this is (nor what PowerPoint release Moldflow uses and therefore what WMP version is required).  This may not even be the cause of the problem -WMP isn't very informative.

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Re: Problem viewing Videos in PPT Reports

01/27/2018 4:16 AM

The simulation videos should be saved as gif file for adding in ppt file. Then there will be no problem viewing the videos. Just click Shift+F5 to watch.

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Re: Problem viewing Videos in PPT Reports

01/29/2018 12:27 PM

Hi @mnieman


Hope you are trying to same the animation in WebM format... this will be useful for generating HTML reports or opening in other browsers like chrome / firefox... if you are intention is to generate powerpoint reports save the animation in gif format (you can select the formats WebM, Gif or avi)


refer the below link for similar query:



M P Pradeep Kumar

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Re: Problem viewing Videos in PPT Reports

01/29/2018 5:34 PM

Thank you Paul S and M.P. Pradeep K,

Autodesk Support walked me through working AVI in PowerPoint, but it seemed to rely on keeping resolution very low.  GIF files work OK.  I haven't found a way to embed GIF in the PP report, but a GIF link in PP provides higher resolution and is a smaller file anyway.  Hadn't tried K's WebM recommendation -looks like it might be a great browser-based way to export reports.  I'll look into that, but want to say thanks and send kudos.

Mark N


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Re: Problem viewing Videos in PPT Reports

03/05/2018 4:46 PM

We place gif animations in PowerPoints quite often.  But in order to see the animation you have to view the PowerPoint as "Slideshow".

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