Movies in Presentations

Please review this information to be certain your movies will play on the SIGGRAPH 2007 computers. These tips were written for PowerPoint users, but the issues (files, folders, and CODECS) are common to most presentation software.

Files and Folders

Be sure to bring all the files associated with your presentation. (If you have movies that play in your presentation, you must copy each individual movie file onto your presentation disk.)

Make sure your PowerPoint presentation and your movies are in the SAME folder. If you put videos in subfolders, they will likely not play. (If you have already done this, we can fix it in the Speaker Preparation Room.)

PowerPoint Eats Video Pixels

If you are planning to use .AVI or .WMV files in your presentation, please download and review this technical demonstration (760 KB) to ensure the best AVI playback within PowerPoint.

CODECs

If you used a special CODEC to create video compression, you must bring this CODEC program with you so we can install it on our presentation computer. If you are unsure about your CODEC, try your presentation on a computer other than one you use every day. Try one in another office or at a friend's house. If you know the person who created the video, please contact that person and ask if the video includes any CODEC issues.

We Can Help

If you are unsure about which CODEC your movie requires, you can email a sample of one of your movies to the SIGGRAPH 2007 Speaker Prep Staff. We will test it and let you know if there are any issues. Send your questions or concerns to us at: speaker-prep (at) siggraph.org.