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Export to Video with audio narrations included

This seems to be something thats been voted upon, and had been "completed". However, there is not a hint of the narration in the exported video. Please add!!

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminPowerPoint Product Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded  · 

    Thank you for voting this request! If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you may now export your presentation to a video with a playback of the narration audio! Please upgrade to version 16.19(181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

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      • Corina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, I am using Power Point version 16.21 on Mac and the audio still does not carry through in the export to video. Have you removed this feature again????? What do you propose as a solution to having the video of the presentation including the imbedded audio files? Please help!

      • Toni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am using 16.21 and it did work in December and first part of January 2019. On January 30, it now isn't workin

      • Jayne De Sesa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have Powerpoint 365 on OS 10.14.2 Mojave. When I export as an MP4 or Video, it doesn't play the embedded video even though I have it set to play automatically. Apparently it works fine on a PC -- give us Mac people the same services as those on PCs! We pay the same amount of money, don't we?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I switched from PowerPoint 2016 to PowerPoint 365 so I could export mp4 files at work. I just exported my PowerPoint to mp4 and was so excited to finally be able to do this, but there was no audio! Other settings (such as having the sound icon "Hide During Show"), did not export, either. This is baffling. It's been wasting so much of my time and has been so frustrating, as I'm expected to be able to complete these tasks as part of my job. Please give Macs the same features as PCs!

      • Nicholas Paddywack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a Macbook running OS 10.13.6 (aka High Sierra) and also haven't been able to export my narrated Powerpoint presentation as a mov or mp4 with the audio. As someone suggested here, I used Apple's Keynote (8.3) to open this same Powerpoint presentation. However I got a pop up telling me that "Narration was removed". This is 2019 people! WTF?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear PowerPoint Team, I am using PowerPoint on Mac and I have the latest version available (16.16.5(181209)). How can I get a higher version to enable the conversion to movie if it is not showing? Are you able to insert the option into previous versions like the one we have?

      • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have version 16.20 and still cannot export to video with sound. Is there any other work around?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Presentations previously made (in older version) that did not work, now work. New presentations in version 16.19 do not work as advertised. Done. Looking for my Keynote application.

      • sir_daz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The solution is of course to run a Windows laptop alongside your Mac, for exporting multi-media presentations from PowerPoint.
        Windows PowerPoint is better at PDFs too.
        But this is hardly what you expect to hear when you buy a MacBook and subscribe to Office 365!
        And not practical to lug extra kit around when on the road.

      • sir_daz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry, this fix needs to apply to ALL media files, not just Narrations.
        I just updated to 16.19 and it still can't export a music track with my slideshow to MP4.

      • T Custer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For Mac users who have Keynote who are trying to export their video with audio, there is a solution. Open your presentation in Keynote, and then go to:
        Export To > Movie

        From there you have the option to choose how many seconds are between each slide and video resolution. Simply choose "0" if you want each slide to transition right after another.

        The settings we chose were:
        Playback: Self-Playing
        Go to next slide after: 0 seconds
        Go to next build after: 0 seconds

        Resolution: 1080p (or chose 720 if you're not concerned about resolution quality)

        Mac prevails.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Haven't made anything new, but the older presentations worked like a charm using 16.19.

      • Barb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is still now sound whether using mp4 or mov. I've been working on this for literally for 2 days to no prevail. I have to submit this assignment today. So what are our options?

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