32bit video (with alpha channel)
Please re-instate support for 32bit video.
In PowerPoint 2010 (with Quicktime installed) it was possible to insert 32bit videos with the alpha channel supported, ie: if the video had an alpha channel then it would show with transparency over anything.
This was particularly useful as the videos, like fireworks, rain, sparkles, explosions, etc..., could be played simultaneously with animations to amazing effect. Sadly this was removed in the next release.
Alan Camerer commented
Please find a way - any way - to make this happen!
Very important to designers who have to use PowerPoint for any of various reasons. I would use this feature extensively. Thanks so much for listening to those of us in the trenches!
in this day and age, limited support for video playback seems antiquated, please register my vote.
Juergen Tolksdorf commented
missing this support!
i realy need support for alpha channel in power point, no codec right now has support for it.
is there any way for codec vidio format that does support?
Mats Hellström commented
It’s the ultimate way to make your presentations ’pop’ when you can embedd a subtle video that interacts with your presentation in a non static way.. it is the difference between making a video presentation (static w/ using pause) and the magic of having a presentation w/ videos inside it that interacts w/ presenter or even other videos. For the effect to be the fullest you need to be able to use alpha channel/transparency.
I don’t understand why this was ever removed in the first place. Ridiculous! Please bring it back!!
Voted and absolutely agree; Absolutely crazy to have withdrawn the support of alpha channels. And it isn't an issue with Apple not supporting Quicktime for Windows any longer: MOV files play perfectly well in Windows. In any case, this should be working for AVI with alpha - that is hardly an unsupported format in Windows! - but I have been trying for a couple of years to make it work and I can't. What's the deal with that?
Nick Frewin commented
out of votes, but agree - have been missing this