Media not working in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Apple has built a new media infrastructure, which works on both iOS and OS X. This means if you have old and non-supported media items in PowerPoint for Mac, you will be asked to update these formats.

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Old Media Format

Here’s a sample list of the types of media and codecs supported and not supported:

Supported (Examples)

Not Supported (Examples)

Video, audio

QuickTime VR, RTP Streaming, QT Effects and Filters, Sprite Tracks and Wired Sprites, Flash Tracks, Music (MIDI) Tracks, SMIL, closed captions and subtitles, chapters

Delivery codecs - H.264, AAC, JPEG

Mezzanine codecs - Apple ProRes, Linear PCM

Camera device codecs - MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, DV

Cinepak (“Compact Video”)

Animation (“RLE” )

Video (“Road Pizza”)

Graphics (“SMC”)

Sorenson Video

Sorenson Video 3

Motion JPEG A

Motion JPEG B H.261

Windows RAW

Microsoft Video 1

Pixlet MACE 3:1

MACE 6:1

QDesign Audio

QDesign Audio 2

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