PowerPoint Won’t Play Audio Or Video in Windows PC

Some of the problems that can occur with Microsoft’s PowerPoint application are audio and video issues. PowerPoint users sometimes report that recipients can’t play the presentation when sending it by email. It simply refuses to load. While this problem is rare, in some cases it can be troubling.

Why is the audio or video media not playing in PowerPoint?

In most cases, PowerPoint cannot play multimedia slides because of file format compatibility issues. However, there may be other reasons as well.

  • The audio or video file format is not supported by PowerPoint.
  • Lack of video/audio codec in Windows 10.
  • The size of the PowerPoint video file is too large.
  • Too many special effects in the embedded video file
  • The added video file is corrupted
  • Bad Internet connection if the linked video does not play on the PPT slide.
  • An operating system error or unknown background software conflict may prevent PowerPoint from playing video or audio files.

How to repair PowerPoint not playing audio or video files?

Delete the TEMP folder

The TEMP folder stores many temporary files that can interfere with PowerPoint. Therefore, if you are sure you are using the correct formats and have all the necessary codecs installed, try deleting this folder. read more

Fixed: Xbox Game Bar Party Chat Can’t be Heard

You may not be able to hear group chat in the Xbox Game Bar if your gamepad installation or your LAN/headset drivers are corrupt. Also, improper configuration of sound devices can be the cause of the mentioned error.

Users encounter a problem when trying to use group chat, but can’t hear other players, even though the system/game sounds are working fine. Some users could not even use the microphone in group chat. In some cases, the problem is limited to one or two games.

Some experienced users on the Microsoft forum said that if nothing happens when you press Win + G, check the Xbox Game Bar settings. However, if you find that the Xbox Game Bar is on, we have mentioned other possible solutions below. read more

How do I fix the Zoom microphone problem in Windows 10

Are you in an online meeting with Zoom, but find that your microphone is not working and your teammates can’t hear you at all? Are you wondering what’s wrong with the microphone or audio in the Zoom app on your computer? Find out the answer in this post, where we explain how to fix Zoom’s microphone not working on your Windows 10 computer.

Many Zoom users manage to get their microphone working with the following fixes. Audio plays an important role in long-distance calls and video conferencing. Today, with nearly half the world’s population working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, if the system stops working for someone, all hell breaks loose. You don’t have to try them all, just go down the list until you find one that solves your problem. read more

How to fix Audacity: ‘Internal PortAudio error’ in Windows 10

How to fix Audacity: 'Internal PortAudio error' in Windows 10

Audacity is a free and easy-to-use audio editing program for major desktop platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is a widely used program for both professional and personal purposes. So it’s one of my favorite must-have programs. But recently, I ran into a strange problem and encountered an Audacity Internal PortAudio error on my Windows 10 computer. It’s hard to focus on my work with this error, and after some online research, I found that many users are experiencing the same problem. read more