Audio and movie file types that you can add to a file

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Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

Most audio and movie file types that open in your version of QuickTime are likely to open in Office. The following tables list the file types you can add to your file.

Audio file types

File type

File name extension

Apple Lossless Audio

.m4a

Audio Interchange File Format

.aif, .aiff, .aifc

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

CCITT A-Law (European Telephony) Audio Format

.alaw

CCITT U-Law (US Telephony) Audio Format

.auu, .snd, .ulaw, .au, .al

Core Audio File

.caf

Global System for Mobile Audio

.gsm

Microsoft Windows Waveform

.wave, .wav

MPEG-2 Audio

.mpa, .mp2v

MPEG Audio Layer-2

.mp2

MPEG Audio Layer-3

.mp3

MPEG-4 Audio

.mpeg, .mpg

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

.midi, .mid, .kar, .rmi

PureVoice Audio

.qcp

Sound Designer 2

.sd2

Windows Media Audio

.wma, .asf

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

Movie file types

File type

File name extension

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

MPEG-4 Video

.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .m1v, .mpv, .mp4

Digital Video

.dv

Autodesk Animation

.flc

Animated GIF

.gif

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language

.smil

Audio Video Interleave

.avi

Windows Media Video

.wmv

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

PowerPoint

Most audio and movie file types that open in your version of QuickTime are likely to open in Office. The following tables list the file types you can add to your file.

Audio file types

File type

File name extension

Apple Lossless Audio

.m4a

Audio Interchange File Format

.aif, .aiff, .aifc

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

Note: QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) files, which have a file extension of .mov or .qt, do not play if added to a PowerPoint 2011 presentation.

CCITT A-Law (European Telephony) Audio Format

.alaw

CCITT U-Law (US Telephony) Audio Format

.auu, .snd, .ulaw, .au, .al

Core Audio File

.caf

Global System for Mobile Audio

.gsm

Microsoft Windows Waveform

.wave, .wav

MPEG-2 Audio

.mpa, .mp2v

MPEG Audio Layer-2

.mp2

MPEG Audio Layer-3

.mp3

MPEG-4 Audio

.mpeg, .mpg

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

.midi, .mid, .kar, .rmi

PureVoice Audio

.qcp

Sound Designer 2

.sd2

Windows Media Audio

.wma, .asf

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

Movie file types

File type

File name extension

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

MPEG-4 Video

.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .m1v, .mpv, .mp4

Digital Video

.dv

Autodesk Animation

.flc

Animated GIF

.gif

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language

.smil

Audio Video Interleave

.avi

Windows Media Video

.wmv

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

See also

Add a movie to a slide

I can't hear an audio file

Embedded media in earlier versions of PowerPoint

Excel

Most audio and movie file types that open in your version of QuickTime are likely to open in Office. The following tables list the file types you can add to your file.

Audio file types

File type

File name extension

Apple Lossless Audio

.m4a

Audio Interchange File Format

.aif, .aiff, .aifc

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

CCITT A-Law (European Telephony) Audio Format

.alaw

CCITT U-Law (US Telephony) Audio Format

.auu, .snd, .ulaw, .au, .al

Core Audio File

.caf

Global System for Mobile Audio

.gsm

Microsoft Windows Waveform

.wave, .wav

MPEG-2 Audio

.mpa, .mp2v

MPEG Audio Layer-2

.mp2

MPEG Audio Layer-3

.mp3

MPEG-4 Audio

.mpeg, .mpg

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

.midi, .mid, .kar, .rmi

PureVoice Audio

.qcp

Sound Designer 2

.sd2

Windows Media Audio

.wma, .asf

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

Movie file types

File type

File name extension

QuickTime Movie Sound

.mov, .moov, .qt

MPEG-4 Video

.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .m1v, .mpv, .mp4

Digital Video

.dv

Autodesk Animation

.flc

Animated GIF

.gif

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language

.smil

Audio Video Interleave

.avi

Windows Media Video

.wmv

Note: To play Windows Media Audio and Video you need Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, which is a third-party software application.

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