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How to Insert Music from iTunes to A PowerPoint Presentation

by Edwin Liu | March 17, 2013 10:38 AM
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When we create a PowerPoint Presentation, we are always trying to make it attractive enough through valuable content, beautiful background template, reasonable combination of colours, and themed background music. In this article, i will show you how to add music & songs from iTunes to PowerPoint, and set them to play during certain slides or the whole ranges of slides.

Step 1: Convert your iTunes music to .MP3 or .WMA format.

Microsoft PowerPoint only accept certain types of audio files such as .mp3 or .wma, but the music files from Apple iTunes store are usually in .m4a, DRM-protected .m4p and unprotected .m4p format, therefore, firstly we need to convert iTunes music file to PowerPoint acceptable file format.

Here i recommend the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter to do the conversion work. This program has the ability to convert any audio files from iTunes (DRM-protected audios included) to open .mp3 or .wma format with excellent quality output. Check the product page of this program ...

Here's how:

  1. Free download Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, and install it to your computer.
  2. Drag & drop your .m4a/.m4p files onto this program's window to load them.
  3. Click Audio files to drop-down list to select .mp3 or .wma as output.
  4. Hit the light blue Convert button. After a few seconds or minutes, you will get the .mp3 or .wma files.

Step 2: Insert the converted iTunes songs to your PowerPoint Present.

  1. Highlight a slide show to which you wish to put your iTunes music.
  2. Click on the Insert tab of the ribbon, click the drop down arrow under the Audio icon, and then click Sound from File option to select a converted iTunes sound file and click OK to insert it.
  3. Then you will get a message asking you to select automatic or manual control to play the inserted music. Just choose the way you like.

Step 3: Set the background music play during multiple slide shows.

  1. After you add music to a slide show, Click on the Animation tab of the ribbon, and then click the Custom Animation.
  2. In the Custom Animation panel on the right side, choose the added music file and right click it, and then click Effect options.
  3. On the Effect tab, under Stop playing, select the After option and set the number of slides after which the added music will stop play. If you want the background music play accross the whole ranges of the slides, just type the total number of the slides in your PowerPint Presentation.


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