PowerPoint Audio Isn't Supported in Presenter '13

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Presenter '13 doesn't support audio that was recorded or imported in PowerPoint. You'll need to record or import audio in Presenter.

If you already recorded or imported audio in PowerPoint, you may be able to extract it from the PowerPoint file using the instructions below. Then import it into Presenter.

How to Extract Audio from a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint 2010 or Later:

If your PowerPoint presentation has a file extension of *.pptx, follow the steps below to extract the audio.

If your presentation has a backwards-compatible file extension of *.ppt, you might be able to extract the audio (it depends on the original audio format). First, convert the presentation by going to the File tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and clicking Convert (in the middle column). After converting it, follow the steps below.

  1. Download and install 7-Zip. It's a free, third-party extraction tool.
  2. After installing 7-Zip, right-click your PowerPoint file, scroll to 7-Zip, and choose Extract to "<name of your project>".
  3. A folder with the same name will be created in the same location as your PowerPoint file. Open it to see the extracted contents.
  4. Open the ppt folder.
  5. Open the media folder. All the media from your presentation will be stored here. They'll have similar names (such as media1, media2, etc.), so you may have to open each one to find the audio you need.

PowerPoint 2007:

  1. Open your presentation in PowerPoint.
  2. Click the round Microsoft Office button in the upper left corner, scroll to Save As, and choose Other Formats.
  3. From the Save as type drop-down list, select Web Page.
  4. Browse to a location, and click Save.
  5. You'll see an HTML file and a corresponding folder (<name of your project>_files). Open the folder.
  6. The folder contains all the resources from your presentation. The easiest way to locate your audio files is to switch to Details view, and sort by file type. Then look for the audio file type you imported (AIFF, MP3, WAV, etc.), or look for WAV files if you recorded narration.