FIX: PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file

Are you facing the PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file issue while working on a presentation? In this tutorial, you can get to know how to fix this problem easily.

While inserting a video in a PowerPoint file, many users face this unwanted issue. From an unavailable file to a corrupt application, there could be all kinds of reasons behind this problem.

– This message only happens on 64-bit office system:

PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file. Verify that the necessary 64-bit codec for this media format is installed, and then try again.

– This is the message happens on 32-bit office system:

PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file. Verify that the necessary codec for this media format is installed, and then try again.

– This is the message also appears on 32-bit office system:

PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file. PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file Verify that the path and the file format are correct and also try installing the latest version of the Apple QuickTime player, restart PowerPoint and then try again.

To solve this issue, download and install K-Lite Codec Pack Full and restart your computer or PowerPoint program. Here are the steps:

How to Fix “PowerPoint Cannot Insert a Video from the Selected File”

1. Go to the safe download source: https://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

2. As you can see, there are four different variants of packs, these packs all include 32-bit & 64-bit codecs for PowerPoint, and the later contains the more comprehensive codec sets. “Basic” pack will suffice in most scenarios, so click “Download Basis”

Note: If there’s any former codec pack, uninstall it.

4. After downloading, install the K-Lite Codec Pack to your computer.

5. Restart your computer or PowerPoint program.

Now you can try re-insert a video into PowerPoint and you won’t be bothered by some “PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file” message anymore.

Hope something helps you.

 

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